Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
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This form is primarily relevant to those who observe the Jewish laws of Sabbath and holidays.
Housing at Yale involves an entry system that uses electronics that can pose challenges for observant Jewish students. Most of the residential colleges have an alternative key entry that does not involve electronics. However, there is one residential college that cannot accommodate this non-electronic entry due to a divided courtyard. The University is pleased to make certain accommodations in the housing process so that observant Jewish students are not assigned to the college that does not accommodate the alternative key entry.
If you are an observant Jewish student for whom the use of electronics to enter a dormitory or residential college on Sabbath and holidays poses a problem, please complete this form by May 5, 2017. Yale will make the necessary arrangements to provide access to your future housing in a manner which will avoid conﬂicts with observance.
Please note that Yale cannot be responsible to make accommodations after the May 5th deadline.
Click below to access the form if the use of electronics poses a problem for your observance of Shabbat and holidays.