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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

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

September 20 – 8:00 p.m.
We usher in Rosh Hashanah with Evening Services at 8:00 p.m. Elderly who need reserved seating should call the office. Tickets are required.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

September 21 – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Services begin at 10:00 a.m. Children in grades PreK-7 are encouraged to attend the morning sanctuary service until 10:45 a.m. when a blessing of the children and family will occur and then proceed to the Children’s Program on Rosh Hashanah. Babysitting is available for children 4 and under (advance registration is required).

Reserved seating and van services are available by advance reservation. Tickets are required for entry for 10:00 a.m. services.

Rosh Hashanah Family Service

September 21 – 2:00 p.m.
Our Rosh Hashanah Family Service is for people of all ages and is open to the community. No ticket is required. A kiddush follows.

Memorial Service & Cemetery Chapel Rededication

September 24 – 1:00 pm
The annual Memorial Service is held at the CMI Cemetery, 701 Whalley Avenue in New Haven. Your loved ones do not have to be buried there to attend. Immediately following the service, we will rededicate the Chapel.

Yom Kippur Evening Service

September 29 – 8:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre Services begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are required. Elderly who need van service or reserved seating, call the office.


Annual HHD Food Drive

MITYOR, our teen youth group, is conducting their annual High Holy Day food drive. Bags were distributed on Rosh Hashanah. Please bring them back at Yom Kippur. All items go the Jewish Family Services’ Food Pantry.


Reserve now for van service, reserved seating and babysitting

Van service is available to the main High Holy Day services. Reserved Seating in the front pews is available for those with health and mobility concerns. Babysitting is available during morning services for preschoolers. Click HHD Child care 2017 to download the form or call the office at (203) 288-3877.


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