Maytal Saltiel

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University Chaplain


Maytal Saltiel is the 8th Yale University Chaplain and the first University Chaplain who is Jewish. She comes to this leadership role after serving for 10 years as an Associate Chaplain at Yale. As University Chaplain, Maytal oversees religious and spiritual life on campus. Her work has primarily focused on fostering and deepening interreligious collaboration and conversation, pastoral care in times of grief and growth, and nourishing diverse religious and spiritual traditions on campus. In addition to the Chaplain’s Office staff, Maytal works closely with all members of Yale Religious Ministries to support the Yale community.

Prior to coming to Yale, Maytal worked as the Repair the World Coordinator at Penn Hillel, connecting students to service opportunities, encouraging conversations around social justice issues and teaching on the Jewish responsibility of service. She earned her MDiv degree from Harvard Divinity School, interning at Brown University’s Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life. She has also worked as the programming coordinator at the Interfaith Center at Johns Hopkins University and a fourth grade Special Education teacher. Maytal also served as the inaugural president of ACSLHE (Association for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher Education) and is a lecturer at Yale Divinity School. She is also a fellow in Silliman College.