Young Israel House at Yale
Young Israel House at Yale (YIHY) represents the Orthodox Jewish community at Yale as well as the Orthodox Jewish community of downtown New Haven, catering to the needs of observant Jews on campus and in the surrounding area. As a group, we arrange minyan services, Jewish learning initiatives, social events and other activities and events for the Yale Jewish community at large.
YIHY, along with the Yale Hillel, is based in the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewsh Life at Yale, located in the center of campus.
Orthodox Life on 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 ahavat Yisrael. The z'mirot Shabbat 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 you like what you see!
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.
YIHY minyanim meet for weekday shacharit, minchah, and ma'ariv, as well as all Shabbat minyanim. Click on the link below to visit our minyan page and to view our minyan calendar.