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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

Congregation Mishkan Israel Annual Meeting

June 7 – 7:00 p.m.

The Congregation’s Annual Meeting is Friday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. The Rabbi, President and Treasurer will report on the past year and the new Board will be elected.

We invite our congregational family to come together for a potluck dinner at 7:00 p.m. during the Meeting. One of the things that has always made this dinner extra special is that it is potluck and reflects the diversity and communal sense of our CMI family. We encourage everyone to bring a side or salad to share.
Shabbat Services will follow the meeting at 6:00 p.m.
If you are not able to attend, please be sure to complete and return a proxy form, which you will be receiving via mail. All members age 15 and older are eligible to vote (sign a proxy).

Tikkun L’eil Shavuot Service

Dueling Ten Commandments:Exploring a Reform and Conservative Theology in the Torah; a joint Tikkun L’eil Shavuot with Congregation Mishkan Israel and Temple Beth Sholom on Saturday, June 8 at 6:45 p.m. We will gather at Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave, Hamden.Come learn with both communities as we explore the theologies of Reform and Conservative Judaism with Rabbi Immerman and Rabbi Scolnic. We will celebrate receiving the Torah at Sinai through study, conversations, eating and prayer. We’ll start our first study session at 6:45 p.m. Dinner is free. Please RSVP online or by calling the office at 203-288-3877 so that we know how many to expect.Evening Schedule:6:45 p.m. – Study Session #1 – What is revelation?7:45 p.m. – Maariv8:00 p.m. – Dairy Dinner with blintzes – please RSVP!9:00 p.m. – Study Session #2 – Exploring the different Ten Commandments10:00 p.m. – Havdalah followed by a cheesecake dessert reception

Pride Service

June 21 – 6:00 p.m.
CMI will hold its annual Pride Shabbat service on Friday, June 21 in celebration of the LGBTQ community. Members of the LGBTQ community at CMI are invited to participate. Please contact Dana Astmann at dana.astmann@nullgmail.com if you are interested in taking part.


CMI is headed to Israel!

I’m excited to say that registration is now open for the CMI 2020 Trip to Israel from March 15-25! We will visit Jerusalem, the Galilee, dine with goats, float in the dead see, enjoy Shabbat with an Israeli Reform community, and much more! On the registration page you will find the itinerary and registration details. You can register directly on the website. Once on the trip’s website, click the “Register Now” button to finalize the booking online. You can also call the ARZA customer service center with any question at 888-811-2812 x 1, open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.


High Holy Day Prayer Book Campaign

We are excited to introduce Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform High Holy Day prayer book, this fall at CMI. We hope that everyone will consider donating one or more sets to Mishkan Israel in honor or in memory of a loved one. To learn more about this process, we encourage you to read a letter from Rabbi Immerman and our president, Sarah Greenblatt. You can dedicate prayerbooks on our website by clicking here or via the form that your will receive in the mail. If you have any questions please call the synagogue or contact Rabbi Immerman.

Click here to read the letter from Rabbi Immerman and Sarah Greenblatt


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