Sunday Night Learning
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.
Join us every Sunday for a series of exhilarating exploration into Jewish thought, with Claire’s cake! Classes will be taught by Rabbi Alex, Lauren and occasional guest speakers and include topics such as “Solomon Schechter: Lonely Man of Faith” and “‘These are Matters Which Shatter the Roof’: R. Shimon Shkop on Law, Love, and Responsibility,” plus topical holiday-related shiurim and more!
A series of classes on the nuts and bolts of kashrut observance in a complex world. We’ll consider first whether Slifka is a public institution, a commercial restaurant, our home, or some hybrid thereof, and think through if and how that matters in determining our responsibilities with regard to kashrut “standards.” We’ll also do units on using the warming-tray/buffet-line for both milk and meat, warming food on shabbat, who you can trust and why, employing gentile chefs, and the ins and outs of eating in dining halls outside of Slifka.
It’s intellectual and spiritual fellowship at its Yale best. Everyone studies the same section of Talmudb-havruta (in pairs/groups), leading into a parallel introductory- and advanced-level classes taught by Rabbi Alex and Slifka Senior Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Jason Rubenstein. All are warmly welcome, no background required. And yes, there are snacks.
Learn b’chevruta, on your own, or in a chabura during facilitated beit midrash time every Friday during Daylight Savings Time between mincha and kabbalat shabbat.
Shabbat Afternoon Shiur
Join us every shabbat after lunch in the purple couch room for a shiur on topics related to the parsha, current events, and life on campus!
Saturday Night Melave Malka
Undergraduates are invited to join the Ozars for a melave malka each motzei shabbat during daylight savings time featuring good food, good people, and good conversation.