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Serving the greater New Haven area since 1840, Congregation Mishkan Israel is a progressive Reform synagogue known for its demographically diverse, socially active congregation. Located in Hamden, we are a group of individuals who enjoy connecting with people who have an interest in spiritual growth, community involvement and celebration. We welcome you and hope that you will join us!


Coming Events


Summer Camp Sports Zone Week

July 27 – 31
Each week of Summer Camp has its own theme. This week, our theme is Sports Zone. Dress up each day in your favorite sports outfit, t-shirt, jersey or cap. We will be talking about different sports and the importance of good sportsmanship. Coach Don will be here on two mornings to play soccer and other games.
The Camp serves children 6 weeks to 6 years of age, with part and full day options. Register today — click here to register online or download forms.


Summer Evening Shabbat Service

July 31 – 6:00 p.m.
Summer Shabbat Evening Services begin at 6:00 p.m. Summer services are lay led. This week Sue McDonald & Corey Stone are leading. There is an oneg at 5:30 p.m.


Shabbat Morning Service

August 1 – 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and are lay led during the summer. This week, Stan Friedman is leading.


Time to Get Ready for the High Holy Days

Are you ready for the High Holy Days? Click here for a complete guide to the holidays at CMI.


CMI Celebrates 175th Anniversary

It is with great pride that 2015 marks CMI’s 175th Anniversary. Over the course of the year, there are a variety of events each month to celebrate all that CMI has been, is, and will be. We hope you will join us.

Check out this recent article about us in the Daily Nutmeg.

For more information, visit our 175th Anniversary page.


Donate Items and Support CMI

CMI has partnered with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank to raise money. Donate your gently used items to Helping Hands and CMI will receive 18% of the sale price once those items are sold. Read more →