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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

Meet & Greet

February 19 – 5:30 p.m.
Rabbi Immerman, his wife Jenny and baby Maggie will be making a short visit to Hamden from February 17 through February 21. As part of this visit, we want to invite all of you to an informal Meet and Greet Open House on Monday, February 19 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at CMI. We will provide pizza and beverages. Families are welcome of course. RSVP to Tamara at (203) 288-3877 or tepstein@nullcmihamden.org are appreciated.

Purim Carnival

February 25 – 10:00 a.m.
On Sunday, February 25, Congregation Mishkan Israel will be holding its annual Purim Carnival at 10:00 a.m. The event features favorite games, moon bounce and so much more. Tickets are available at the door.

Members of the community are welcome to join in the fun and experience Purim Mishkan Israel style. Congregation Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, call the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877

Megillah Reading

February 28 – 7:00 pm.
The congregation’s Erev Purim Service and Megillah Reading will be held Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. Mishkan Israel is known for its whimsical entertaining accounts of the Book of Esther. Past themes include the Megillah According to Broadway, a Disney Purim, and Pirate Purim.

Book Discussion

March 7 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.


Congregational 2nd Night Passover Seder

March 31 – 6:00 p.m.
CMI’s annual community Passover Seder is Saturday, March 31 (second night). Rabbi Brockman leads us through the haggadah and Cantor Giglio leads us in song. Click here for a reservation form or register online.


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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.