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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

Brotherhood of Men and Women’s Alan Lakin Award of Merit

June 8 – 6:00 p.m.
The Brotherhood of Men and Women’s Alan Lakin Award of Merit Service is on Friday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s recipient is CMI outgoing President Mark Sklarz, longtime CMI member and steadfast contributor to a better world, inside and outside of our congregation. There will be an Oneg at 5:00 p.m. preceding the service. Please join us as we honor Mark.

Rabbi Brockman’S Retirement Celebration

June 9 – 7:00 p.m.
We are now on the home stretch in preparing for Rabbi’s Retirement Celebration on June 9, 2018 at 7pm! It is not to late to send in your RSVP cards. Please send it as soon as possible.

We will have a basket at the Party for cards of good wishes to Rabbi Brockman as he enters his next life chapter. If you are unable to attend, and would like to send him good wishes, you can mail a card to the office and it will be placed in the basket at the party.

We are all looking forward to the celebration honoring Rabbi Brockman’s 32 year legacy with Congregation Mishkan Israel!

Register for Summer Camp 2018

Some classes are full. Please call the office before signing up.
Summer Camp is now available. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required of new families for Summer Camp — enroll online today.
Summer Camp themes are:
June 11 – June 15: Aloha Summer
June 18 – June 22: Bubbles
June 25 – June 29: All Aboard
July 2 – July 6: Red, White & Blue
July 9 – July 13: Animal Planet
July 16 – July 20: Tent Time
July 23 – July 27: Creative Cooking
July 30 – August 3: Movin & Groovin
August 6 – August 10: Jumoping into Books
August 13 – August 17: Picture Perfect
August 20 – August 22: REacking Rainbows
For more information, contact Director Susan Witten Nason at (203) 288-3875 or sperry@nullcmihamden.org.
Online registration for Summer Camp.

Summer Shabbat Services

June 12- 6:30 p.m.
CMI is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to conduct a Shabbat service during the summer months of July and August. To sign up and select a Friday night or Saturday morning service date contact the Barbara, Ritual Committee chair at barbarasegaloff1@nullgmail.com or (203)297-9367.
In preparation for conducting a service, Cantor Giglio and members of the Ritual Committee will hold a service Training Session on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. You will be guided on how to conduct the service and discuss how you want to plan the service by including music or personal elements into the service. We hope you will take advantage of this meaningful experience with your CMI family and community friends.


Amazon Smile

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The next time you shop using Amazon, click on Amazon Smile first, and select Congregation Mishkan Israel CT as your charity!
It costs you nothing – and a 0.5% donation is made to CMI based on your purchases at AmazonSmile.


Pay Online

Did you know you can pay CMI directly from here? The convenience is amazing! You can pay your Dues, Religious School, Nursery School, Summer Camp, Make a donation, and special events. Click here.


CMI Chorale Rehearsals

The CMI Chorale rehearses on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Anyone in high school or older who would like to sing is welcome. For more information, contact Cantor Giglio.


Respond to Syrian Refugee Crisis

The world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. 54% of all Syrians are either refugees who have left Syria or have been displaced from their homes. Over 200,00 have already died in Syria. We MUST be a light in this darkness. We Can Make a Difference. Support HIAS, IsraAID, JCDR, IRIS, Save the Children, IRC, UNHCR, and other groups that are working at the forefront of this issue.


CMI Livestreams Services

Services are livestreamed so that members and friends who were unable to attend in person can enjoy Shabbat, the holidays and lifecycle events. To watch our service on your computer or mobile device, click here. Please watch Livestream by using FireFox or Internet Explorer.