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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


Critter Connection Week at Camp

July 21 – 25
Each week of Summer Camp has its own theme. This week, our theme is Critters. We’ll learn about and even touch creatures who live in our back yard and some from far away places. We’ll have a visit from ‘Curious Creatures.’ We will make and eat “worms in dirt” and so much more. The Camp serves children 6 weeks to 6 years of age, with part and full day options. Register today — click here to register online or download forms.


Summer Evening Shabbat Service

July 25 – 6:00 p.m.
Summer Shabbat Evening Services begin at 6:00 p.m. Summer services are lay led. This week David & Julie Chevan & Sue McDonald & Corey Stone are leading. There is an oneg at 5:30 p.m.


Shabbat Morning Service

July 26 – 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and are lay led during the summer. This week, Martha Weisbart will be leading.


Shabbat Service & Round Table Discussion

On Friday, August 1, Shabbat Services will be led by Rabbi Brockman, Cantor Giglio and Alex Forte. Following services, at the Oneg, a roundtable discussion will be held on “The Situation in Israel and Gaza.” Services will begin at 6:00 p.m.


Register for Summer Camp

Looking for a great Jewish Summer Camp experience for your preschooler? Mishkan Israel Nursery School & Childcare offers part and full day options for babies through pre-kindergarten.

Download a registration form.
Online registration for Infant/Toddler.
Online registration for 2 year old.
Online registration for 3 years and older.


Nursery School Taking Fall Registrations

Mishkan Israel Nursery School & Childcare offers a warm, friendly environment, great teachers, Jewish experience, and great flexibility. Select 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week, either part or full day. The School serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Download complete information and registration for Fall or register Fall online.