The Jewish Law Students’ Association is a cultural, social, and religious affinity group at Yale Law School. We welcome students of all backgrounds and affiliations, and cater to the varied interests of the Yale Law School Jewish community.

Over the past few years, JLSA has organized Shabbat dinners, challah baking, Chanukah parties, Purim Megillah readings, Rosh Hashana celebrations, and Yom Kippur post-fast meals. We also organize and lead a spring break trip to Israel. We have also hosted countless speakers from within the Yale community and beyond, including Ambassador David Saperstein, Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella, Moshe Halbertal, and Daniel Gordis. We also enjoy support and resources from the Slifka Center and the Chabad at Yale.

Last year, Yale Law School incorporated kosher options into its daily dining hall options. Students have the option of purchasing lunch, or picking up a meal at no cost on their way to one of the many lunch and dinner events happening each day at Yale Law School. There are kosher snack options at all sponsored events.

The Jewish Law Students’ Association offers resources to help prospective students make decisions about law school, navigate the application process, and learn more about the amazing learning environment offered at Yale Law School. We also create a network of support on campus through our mentorship program.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with JLSA, please contact [email protected].

For candle lighting times, service times, and other information regarding Jewish life at Yale, please visit