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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


Plant Sale

May 8 – 9:00 a.m.
The Gift Shop’s annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale is Sunday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come see the wide selection of hanging baskets, herbs and annuals. Click here for an order form.

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Book Discussion

May 11 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Jew Store by Stella Suberman. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.


Kabbalah Class

May 21 – 10:45 p.m.
CMI is offering a 4 part adult education & discussion series on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism beginning Suturday, April 16 at 10:45 a.m. presented by Dr. Stan Friedman. Additional classes will be held on May 21, June 4 and June 18.
Dr. Friedman is on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine. He has studied kabbalah for over 20 years with British Kabbalist, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi and serves on the Board of the International Kabbalah Society.

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Cantor G Presents: Isle of Klezbos

May 22 – 4:00 p.m.
CMI is delighted to present Isle of Klezbos as the featured entertainer for this year’s Cantor’s Concert. Join your CMI Family for a fabulous afternoon of eclectic, joyful and imaginative Jewish Music with the wonderful “Isle of Klezbos”; a soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s Klezmer Sextet. The NYC-based “Isle of Klezbos” approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. Since 1998 they have toured the world from Vienna to Vancouver and this year we are very blessed that they are coming to CMI! This unique group of musicians and singers connects on so many levels with fans of all backgrounds and ages. Support your CMI community and be part of this afternoon of Joy! Admission is payable at the door. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Click here for a reservation form or buy tickets online.


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.