YIHY is proud to be among the 15 college communities nation-wide to participate in the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program. Through JLIC, our Orthodox Rabbinic couple helps observant Jews thrive on Yale's campus by enhancing learning opportunities, strengthening key religious infrastructure, and providing spiritual guidance to all.
Meet Yale's new JLIC couple--Rabbi Shlomo and Chana Zuckier:
Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier is Co-Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale University and Associate Rabbi at Yale’s Slifka Center. Following 3.5 years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel, he received a BA in Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva College’s Schottenstein Honors Program. He furthered his academic studies by completing MAs in Bible and Talmud at Yeshiva, where he also studied for Rabbinic Ordination. Shlomo served as Rabbinic Intern at Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York and Congregation Kesher Israel in Washington, DC. Shlomo is a second year PhD student in Ancient Judaism in Yale University’s Religious Studies department. He is a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and the graduate of the inaugural year of the Tikvah Fellowship. Shlomo grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and is the proud jogging buddy of his infant daughter, Meital Tamar Ruth.
Chana Zuckier is Co-Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale University. Chana graduated from Stern College as Jewish Studies valedictorian with a BA in Physics and Jewish Studies. She recently completed GPATS (Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies), an MA program in Talmud at Yeshiva University. As an undergraduate, she was Editor-in-Chief of Kol Hamevaser, Yeshiva University's undergraduate Jewish thought magazine. She served as Educational Intern at Congregation Kesher Israel in Washington DC, and has taught Talmud, Jewish law, and Tanach at various synagogues and communities throughout the United States. This past summer she served as a Goldman Fellow in the Office of Governmental and International Affairs at AJC, and will attend Yale Law School this fall.