Our friends at the Manny Cantor Center are celebrating community service on October 22nd from 6 – 9pm, at their beautiful facility at 197 East Broadway.

As Eli’s Mishpacha is exploring an ongoing community service partnership with The Center, this is a great opportunity to learn more about their inspiring work in the Jewish community and serving diverse constituents of the Lower East Side.

If you plan to attend, please let me know by RSVP’ing here on Facebook,
and please let the Manny Cantor Center know by RSVP’ing here.

The Manny Cantor team can also use a few volunteers throughout the evening for set-up, registration, food and beverage and clean-up help. Please let me know if you’d like to help for an hour or two between 4pm – 10pm.

Questions: Please contact Colin at ElisMishpacha@gmail.com.

Come meet and mingle with your fellow Yale graduates! Whether you’ve just arrived in New York from a big move or just graduated from campus, the Yale alumni community in New York is ready to welcome you! Representatives from a host of Yale alumni groups will be on hand to answer your questions about connecting with fellow Yalies, upcoming events, and ways you can join fellow alumni to get out and give back in the City.

Monday, September 28, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Yale Club of New York City
Dress code is Business Casual

There will be giveaways, complimentary snacks and a cash bar — please pre-register here.

This event is co-hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni, The Yale Club of New York City, and the Yale Alumni Association of New York.

Calling all nature lovers! Please join the Volunteers In Prospect Park to help clean up the Prospect Park Lake area (the only lake in Brooklyn) during this International Waterfront Clean Up Initiative.

The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of New York is proud to join the Prospect Park Volunteer Corps in their International Coastal Clean Up Day 2015.

We are looking for 15 volunteers to assist Prospect Park staff in International Coastal Clean Up!  Participate with other dynamic volunteers in various nurturing activities helping to preserve the Lake waterfront.  (more…)

Come join us for an informal networking evening with Yale students in New York City for the summer cosponsored by the Yale Alumni Association of New York, Yale in New York and YaleWomen. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided as well as the opportunity to engage with current Yalies and fellow alumni in the NYC area whose work spans a diverse range of disciplines.

The event will be held at Good Enough to Eat (the intersection of Columbus and 85th St) at 6pm

Enter a breathtaking landmark and civic gem when its doors are closed to the public. Company of Scholars invites you to an Excursion to the Neue Galerie to delve into two special exhibitions “Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917″ and “Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold” on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. (Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 9:50 a.m.) You will be treated to a private guided tour of these two special exhibitions before the museum’s public opening.

“Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917″ is dedicated to modernist movements in German and Russian art at the beginning of the 20th century. Their development was parallel and often intersected. (more…)

Join current students, fellow alums and YAANY to discuss Financial Life After Yale with Resident Fellow Steve Blum.

  • How do I plan for the long run?
  • How can I improve how I save and invest?
  • What rules of thumb might help me?
  • Tell me more about ETFs, IRAs, HSAs, Roth 401ks, and all those acronyms
  • How do I build my credit score?
  • How do taxes affect how I save and invest?

If you’ve ever been curious about any of the above, you won’t want to miss this session! (more…)

Due to bad weather, the July Urban Farming project was rescheduled for Saturday, August 15th.  Please come out to join us for  the urban farming volunteer project at Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

Volunteers will be planting two “Banana Trees” and providing general farming (weeding, turning soil, spreading woods chips, etc.) on the urban farm in Bed Stuy.

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-farming-in-brooklyn-tickets-17678441695 by Friday, August 14th.

For more information please contact astridandre@aya.yale.edu

About BSCAH:

BSCAH operates the largest food pantry in Brooklyn, as well as mobile pantry sites in Coney Island and Far Rockaway and provides the basic staples of a well-balanced diet to more than 12,000 unduplicated, low-income individuals each month. In support of this flagship program, BSCAH has an urban garden where organic produce is grown for BSCAH pantry members and program participants. All of the fruits and vegetables grown are given to BSCAH customers at zero cost. For more information please visit: www.bedstuyagainsthunger.org.



Lower East Side Tenement MuseumBe sure to follow the Company on Twitter under handle @CompanyScholars now for insights into the cityscape.

Company of Scholars invites you to an Excursion to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for an after-hours encounter with the culinary traditions of an immigrant mecca. Food and memory, meals and storytelling, kitchen conversations, and culinary entrepreneurship will be on offer at a Delancey Street table. You will be treated to scrumptious offerings from the Lower East Side’s melting pot. All are welcome, but seating is strictly limited and advance pre-registration is required. (This is a family-friendly event and the Tenement Museum welcomes children 8 years old and older for this program.)

This event will be held Monday evening on June 15th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Buy your tickets below or on our Eventbrite page:

Taste a variety of foods from the neighborhood while exploring the influence of immigrant culture on what all Americans eat. We will begin our evening with a visit to the historic tenement of 97 Orchard Street and continue with a sit-down tasting meal in the Tenement Museum’s private dining room overlooking Delancey Street. As we taste the flavors of the Lower East Side past and present, we’ll share stories about our most memorable culinary experiences and bear witness to testimony of local shop owners who trade in the foodstuffs on offer. This intimately-scaled enrichment program will focus on immigrant culinary traditions on New York’s Lower East Side.

This culinary adventure is co-sponsored by Foodtober, a slate of delectable events on food culture, science, policy, entrepreneurship orchestrated by the Yale Alumni Association of New York in October and beyond.

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RULES OF THE COMPANY: The Rules of the Company encourage empathy, curiosity, and a willingness to share knowledge and value-added insights and resources with others. The Company’s Excursions are immersive, participatory, and experiential. We endeavor to foster an environment conducive to meaningful engagement with strangers who are committed to the life of the mind, intellectual inquiry, and thoughtfulness.

This excursion has a limited number of tickets. Prompt registration will be necessary to secure your place. All are welcome, but please only register if you are keen to share profound insights, discover  hidden histories, and approach matters of consequence with a broad mind and giving heart. Excursions pay homage to field trips of yesteryear, keenly anticipated encounters with new places, and the gravitational pull of a worthwhile, off the beaten track discovery.

The registration process includes a few of questions intended to provide rich soil for connections among excursion participants and contribute to a purposeful intellectual field trip defined by the cross-fertilization of ideas and insights.

Attendees may receive information about the other registered guests with the goal of facilitating community in mind.

This is a public program. All are welcome, but pre-registration is required. Space is strictly limited. Register now to secure your place with the Company of Scholars Excursion.

Questions may be directed to the Company of Scholars via e-mail at: companyofscholars@yaany.org.

The Company endeavors to craft accessible programs. Should the cost be prohibitive, please e-mail the company regarding scholarship opportunities.

Have questions about Company of Scholars Excursion: Tastings at the Tenement with Foodtober? Contact Company of Scholars

Theatre EastTheatre East will present former Yale Instructor Elizabeth Parrish, who inspired countless actors including Meryl Streep and Henry Winkler and performed in more than 30 productions at Yale Rep, with the Laurette Taylor Award on May 28 at Ramscale Studio South in the West Village Highline district.

The benefit, co-sponsored by YAANY, starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 8pm. The award will be presented to Ms. Parrish by Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black), along with tributes from Meryl Streep, Tom Oppenheim and others.

Yale alumni get a 10% discount off of ticket prices; use YAANY as the code when prompted.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit theatreeast.org or email rsvp@theatreeast.org.

Theatre East Benefit

Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot in a convivial setting with fellow Yalies from across generations on Sunday night, May 24. This will be a great opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones over a delicious kosher dinner at a Yale alumnus’ apartment on the Upper West Side. All are welcome!
Thanks to generous underwriting from AYA, an all inclusive kosher dinner with wine is just $18 in advance. Pre-registration closes on Thursday, May 21.
(Meal will be fish and dairy, but please indicate any additional dietary restrictions when you register).
Special thanks to Yaron Schwartz ’11 for hosting this event at his apartment on the Upper West Side. More details to follow.  Address will be provided with reservation confirmation.

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