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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

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 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: Reading Rainbows
For more information, contact Director Susan Witten Nason at (203) 288-3875 or sperry@nullcmihamden.org.
Online registration for Summer Camp.

A Klezmer Shabbat Farewell Service for Rabbi Brockman

June 29 – 6:00 p.m.
**Save the Date**
Join us on Friday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. for a Klezmer Shabbat Farewell Service for Rabbi Brockman featuring David Chevan and the Nu Haven Kapelye. This will be Rabbi Brockman’s last service before he is retiring and enters his next life chapter.

Rabbi Immerman Welcome Shabbat Service & Dinner

July 13 – 6:00 p.m.
Save the Date!!
Something special and delicious is happening at CMI! We are welcoming Rabbi Brian Immerman on Friday, July 13 with a pot luck dinner. Rabbi Immerman will lead his first service at 6:00 p.m. with Cantor Giglio, with a pot luck and desserts to follow at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share;
Last name A-H – Bring a main dish
Last name J-P – Bring a side dish or salad
Last name O-Z – Bring a dessert or cold drink.
Please RSVP to the CMI office (203) 288-3877 and let us know if you will be able to join us to welcome Rabbi Immerman. Click here for a flyer.


Come & Chat Meeting

Come and Chat
The Rabbinic Transition Committee, in conjunction with Rabbi Immerman, has scheduled a series of Come and Chat meetings with Rabbi Immerman in the months of July and August. We welcome you to come into the homes of some of our members, or at other locations hosted by some of our members, to come and chat with Rabbi Immerman. These are casual and informal opportunities and we hope that you and your families will find one of the dates convenient for you. Here are the dates, times and hosts: Read more →


Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon shopper?
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.