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WELCOME TO MISHKAN ISRAEL
More than a place. We’re a community.

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

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Book Discussion

January 25 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Judas by Amos Oz. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

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Havdala & Social Action Film Series

January 28 – 5:00 p.m.
The Social Action Committee is hosting a film series this year focused on the topic: Women, Men and Religious Traditions: Judaism, Islam and Christian Fundamentalism. The second movie is Philomena. When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son’s fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Click here to watch the trailer.
Rabbi Brockman will lead Havdala Service prior to the movie. The event is free and open to the public. Please consider helping SAC’s ongoing collections of food and clothing. Light refreshment will be served.

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Tot Shabbat

February 11 – 10:30 a.m.
Families with children ages 6 and under, don’t miss Tot Shabbat! At the short service, we’ll have blessings, sing songs and hear stories. Food and schmooze after the service. Tot Shabbat is open to the community.

Announcements

JScreen Education & Carrier Screening Program for Jewish Genetic Diseases

JScreen provides families with Jewish ancestry an easy and affordable way to test their carrier status for the genetic diseases most common among the Jewish population. Participants have access to JScreen’s genetic counselors and can test conveniently from home on saliva samples. This allows you and your family members (who may not live in CT) to access screening 24/7, regardless of where in the U.S. they reside.
JScreen goal is to make Jewish genetic screening easily accessible, affordable, and as convenient as possible. Screening is important for anyone with Jewish ancestry, including those with Sephardi and Mizrahi backgrounds and interfaith couples. For more information click on the links: http://jscreen.org/, www.Facebook.com/myjscreen or www.twitter.com/myjscreen.

 

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.

 

CMI Livestreams Services

Services are livestreamed so that members and friends who were unable to attend in person can enjoy Shabbat, the holidays and lifecycle events. To watch our service on your computer or mobile device, click here.

 

Donate Items and Support CMI

CMI has partnered with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank to raise money. Donate your gently used items to Helping Hands and CMI will receive 18% of the sale price once those items are sold. Read more →