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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

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Book Discussion

February 24 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

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MIYA Havdallah & Game Night

February 27 – 6:30 p.m.
Join Mishkan Israel Young Adults group for a Game Night (with pizza and tasty beverages) on Saturday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. @ CMI. We will celebrate Havdallah and then have even more fun! Bring a beverage of your choice (alcoholic or non), a game, and $5 for pizza. If you have dietary restrictions (gluten-free, etc.), we’ll be ordering from a place that can accommodate. Please RSVP to MIYA co-coordinators Alex & Michelle Forte at miya@nullcmihamden.org if you are able to attend!

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Chevra Hands

March 6 – 10:00 a.m.
Our Chevra Hands Caring Shawl Group is in action. The group makes shawls, lap quilts and blankets to give to newborns, seniors and others for whom being wrapped in love would be a comfort. Anyone interested is welcome.


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.