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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

shabbat under the stars 2013

Shabbat Under the Stars: Open House BBQ & Ice Cream Social

September 4 – 6:00 pm
Experience the warmth and vitality of CMI. Come out and enjoy Shabbat Under the Stars at 6:00 p.m. followed by a BBQ and Ice Cream Social. The evening will take place on our Patio. [In case of inclement weather, we will move to the Sanctuary & social halls.]


Annual Selichot Service

September 5 – 7:00 pm
This year’s annual Union Reform Selichot Service is at Temple Beth David in Cheshire. The rabbis, cantors, cantorial soloists and choirs from all the Reform congregations in the area will participate. This beautiful service of prayer and song in preparation for the High Holy Days.


Orientation for HHD Greeters

September 6 – 11:00 a.m.
This orientation is for all those serving as greeters for the High Holy Days to learn how to make this a warm, welcoming, safe experience for all and how to handle different situations that may arise. We welcome participation from all interested congregants. For more information and to volunteer, contact Jennifer in the office.


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.


Religious School Registration

Are you registered for Religious School? It’s not too late. Register online or download registration forms. You must be a member in order to enroll your children.


New Member Information

From babies to seniors and everything in between, we offer a warm, welcoming community with a myriad of activities and services in which to participate. We invite you to experience our community firsthand. Come to one of our upcoming Open Houses:  Shabbat Under the Stars on Friday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. or Community Day on Sunday, September 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

To download information, click here or for more information, contact Executive Director Jennifer Levin-Tavares at jlevintavares@nullcmihamden.org.


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.