Support Jewish Life with Yale Credit
Slifka Center is the Center for Jewish Life at Yale and home to Yale Hillel and the University’s only kosher dining hall. Our mission is to convene, connect and equip students to make courageous contributions to the Jewish community and to the world at large. Slifka Center is a 501c3 non-profit affiliated with but separate from Yale University. As of April 2019, there are two ways to support Jewish Life at Yale while receiving Yale Reunion and Campaign Credit for Yale alumni and parents.
I. A one-time opportunity to support the renovation and ensure sustainability of the Kosher Kitchen at Yale,
located within Slifka Center, for cash received by June 30, 2021
II. An ongoing opportunity to support Jewish programming via a Yale Hillel, a “registered student organization” under Yale’s office of Student Life.
I. A Once in a Generation Opportunity: Renovation of the Kosher Kitchen and Dining Hall
In preparation for our 25th Anniversary in 2020, Slifka Center is planning a major renovation that will take place in the summer of that year. The renovation will focus on the Kosher Kitchen and the associated Dining Hall, the entirety of which is original to 1995. Because Slifka Center is the only resource on campus for Kosher food, Yale has agreed to grant Yale Reunion and Campaign Credit to alumni and parent donors who support this critical piece of infrastructure and/or help to create an endowment to support its annual operations.
Yale will grant credit for a total of $8 million, which includes $6 million in capital/construction costs for the renovation of the Kosher Kitchen and Dining Hall at Slifka Center and $2 million for an endowment to support the annual operating and maintenance costs of the Kosher Kitchen and related activities.
The construction is scheduled to take place during the spring and summer of 2020. Credit will be given for cash gifts (not pledges) that are received by June 30, 2021, or when we raise $8 million, whichever comes first. Since reunion gifts may be made up to five years before the next reunion, classes with reunions in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 may make reunion gifts to this campaign for full Yale credit up to the $8 million cap so long as the above criteria are met.
Contributions to this project may be made by check, by credit card, or through transfer of securities. Please make checks payable to “Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale” and mail them to 80 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Credit card gifts may be made online at slifkacenter.org/capitalgift, or by calling Jennifer Rogin Wallis, Senior Development Officer at Slifka Center at (203) 432-7376. Please make sure to indicate whether your gift is to be allocated to construction and/or endowment. In all cases, Yale prefers that gifts be sent directly to Slifka, which will coordinate with Yale to award credit once gifts are received.
II. Supporting Ongoing Jewish Programming through Yale Hillel
Yale has hundreds of registered student organizations under the umbrella of Student Life. One of them is Yale Hillel, which is Yale’s largest Jewish student organization and works closely with Slifka Center to promote vibrant Jewish life on campus. Yale grants Credit for gifts that are earmarked for specific registered student organizations such as Yale Hillel.
Yale will award credit for donations directed to Yale Hillel, which is governed entirely by duly elected student officers. Such donations make it possible for students to run their own programs, and to support initiatives that they believe will advance Jewish life on campus. As such, Yale Hillel and Slifka Center collaborate closely in program planning, execution, and evaluation throughout the year. Based on an agreement between Yale Hillel and Slifka Center, a substantial portion of new funds donated to Yale Hillel will support Jewish life programming that strengthens both Yale Hillel and Slifka Center.
Restrictions on purposes and amounts apply – please contact Slifka Center for more details.
This opportunity is available on an ongoing basis, so long as students maintain complete control of how the funds are spent, and that they maintain proper financial oversight as mandated by Yale Student Life. Restrictions apply – please contact Slifka Center for more details.
Those wishing to make contributions to support Jewish life at Yale in this way should send contributions directly to Yale University noting that the gift is for “Yale Hillel”. Please also notify Slifka Center that the gift is coming by emailing or calling Jennifer Rogin Wallis at [email protected] or (203)432-7376.
Restrictions apply – please contact Slifka Center for more details.
Thank you for your support of Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and the generations of students and community we continue to serve.