Slifka Center Dining

The first Kosher Kitchen for Yale Graduate Students opened in the fall of 1959 in the Young Israel Synagogue, a twenty-five minute walk from campus, serving only week-night dinners. Today, the Lindenbaum Kosher Kitchen functions as a seamless part of the Yale University Dining System in the middle of campus. Serving lunch and dinner during the week, family-style Shabbat meals, and Sunday brunch and dinner inside the beautiful Sam and Ronnie Heyman Commons. Every other Sunday, Slifka offers a bagel brunch, often attended by more than 500 students who come to chow down on dozens and dozens of bagels and mounds of lox – just one example of the focus to provide  a full-service dining option for all, serving excellent food that happens to be kosher.

The staff of Slifka Center and the Kosher Kitchen is committed to delivering a high-quality dining and social experience to all who come to eat, study, or just hang out.  Let us know what you think – it’s the most valuable tool we have and we appreciate your comments.  The kitchen is certified kosher through the Va’ad HaKashrus of Fairfield County. If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Alex Ozar, co-director of OU-JLIC at Yale, at [email protected].


Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday through Friday – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Dinner: Sunday – 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  Monday through Thursday – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Shabbat Dinner: Friday – 7:00 PM
Shabbat Lunch: Saturday – 12:30 PM
Brunch: Sunday – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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If you are on a Yale meal plan, any meal with Slifka Dining is just a swipe of your card. (Regular YUDS restrictions apply, i.e. only one swipe per meal, etc.)

For those not on a meal plan, individual meals or blocks of credit can be purchased whenever meals are being served. The prices are below.

For regular weekday meals, it’s a meal swipe or:

Guest Rates for the 2018 -2019 Academic Year:

Meal Student Guest Child
Breakfast $ 7.99 $ 8.50 $ 4.11
Lunch $ 11.28 $ 12.00 $ 5.62
Dinner $ 15.51 $ 16.50 $ 7.92




September 26, 2018