Young Israel House at Yale (YIHY) represents the Orthodox Jewish community at Yale, catering to the needs of observant Jews on campus. As a group, we arrange minyan services, Jewish learning initiatives, and other activities and events for the Yale Jewish community at large.
YIHY, along with the Yale Hillel and J-GAP (the Jewish Graduate and Professional students organization), is based in the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, located in the center of campus.
As any member of our community would attest, being an observant Jew at Yale is an amazing experience. We have an inspiring rabbinic couple. There is generous funding for Jewish groups and those wanting to travel to Israel. The administration and staff are friendly and understanding of our needs. The campus is pro-Israel. The religious infrastructure is extensive--with a plethora of learning, social, and extracurricular activities, as well as regular minyanim, delicious Kosher food, and a great Hillel. Committed Jews of all denominations are friends with one another, strengthening their common Jewish identities and their Ahavat Yisrael. The zmirot are some of the best we've EVER heard...
But most of all, being an observant Jew at Yale is amazing because we always know we have a warm, vibrant, close-knit community supporting us in everything that we do.
Welcome to our community. We hope that you like what you see.