Beta Fraternity Now Chabad’s New Place at Yale University

by Mordechai Lightstone - New Haven, CT October 25, 2013 In his greeting to benefactors and rabbis at the opening of the new Chabad House at this historic campus, Yale University’s President, Peter Salovey pointed out that the new building once housed the Beta fraternity. “Now that the celebrations will be overseen by a rabbi and rebbetzin, I’m much more comfortable knowing what goes on here,” he said, evoking laughter. Once a house “mostly of partying and a little bit of studying this has now been transformed to a house mostly of studying and a little bit of partying.” Read more here

Yale University Welcomes Modernized Space for Jewish Students

By Karen Schwartz,   |   October 22, 2013 When Julia Sebban attended Yale in the late 1980s, she couldn’t take part in Chabad events and services on campus because there was no center then. However, when she heard about an event in Los Angeles to support a new Chabad on Campus building at her alma mater to serve its students, she decided to get involved. Read more here

Chabad celebrates new building

By Shayna Otis Yale Daily News Chabad at Yale, an organization that serves the University’s Jewish community, celebrated the opening of its new building on Sunday. More than 200 people gathered to witness the ribbon-cutting for Chabad’s new building at 36 Lynwood Place, including University President Peter Salovey and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy. The new $4 million building, which is more than nine times the size of Chabad’s former venue on Edgewood Avenue, officially opened for Friday Shabbat dinners and holiday services in September, though construction workers were still putting the finishing touches on the center until last Friday. Students interviewed said the expanded building will help Chabad at Yale become a larger presence in the Yale community. Read more here

For Chabad at Yale, a new house is home

By Jim Shelton, New Haven Register NEW HAVEN >> Chabad at Yale dedicated its new building Sunday with words of wisdom, a bit of humor and a challenge to be a bigger and better “home away from home.” “The mission of Chabad House is to create that home, that warm, inspiring place for every member of this great university,” Rabbi Shua Rosenstein said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of 36 Lynwood Place. Read more here

Chabad moves to new home

With the renovation of Chabad at Yale’s new house, attendees of the organization’s Shabbat dinners now have a space in which to light candles and enjoy challah without crawling under tables and bumping shoulders. Following a $6 million campaign and two years of construction and renovation, Chabad at Yale’s new home on 36 Lynwood Place stands roughly 10 times the size of the organization’s previous space on Edgewood Avenue. At nearly 11,000 square feet, the Alice Bender Family Chabad House and Berger Family Building will offer students more regular programming, as well as a haven in which to study and relax. Read more here  

Jewish Life at Yale Grows As Chabad Expands

by Mendy Rimler JANUARY 3, 2011
( Until the early 1960’s, Yale University employed a quota restricting Jewish enrollment to about ten percent. Jewish students were barred from joining fraternities, marginalized in organizations and forced to hide their identities in order to gain acceptance in academic circles. Read more here

Chabad plans renovations for Palmer House

— Yale Daily News
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
When the last members of the swim team move out of the Palmer House at 36 Lynwood Pl. this June, the Palmer House will be no more — and the Chabad House will move in. Read more

Chabad at Yale buys Palmer House

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Starting next fall, the Palmer House will host a different kind of party.
The house at 36 Lynwood Pl. — a popular social destination leased by varsity male swimmers for three years running — was purchased Monday by Chabad at Yale, the local branch of a Hasidic orthodox Jewish movement and host of well-attended Friday night dinners and services. Rabbi Shua Rosenstein of Yale Chabad said the house will provide his organization with much-needed space to grow, and he already has plans for significant renovations of the space. Read more