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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

Book Discussion

December 20 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Leaving a Doll’s House by Claire Bloom. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

Nu Haven Kapelye Community Concert

December 25 – 4:00 p.m.
CMI hosts the annual Nu Haven Kapelye Community Concert with Cantor Giglio and an ensemble of CMI and community musicians. Listen, dance, sing and be joyful.

Kabbalah Class

January 6 – 9:00 a.m.
CMI is offering a 4 part adult education & discussion series on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism a class will be help on Saturday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m. presented by Dr. Stan Friedman.
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.

Brotherhood Table Talk

January 7 – 10:00 a.m.
The Brotherhood of Men and Women is pleased to welcome Deborah Freedman for a table talk discussion on Sunday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Freedman is an award winning children’s book author and illustrator. At 10:00 a.m. there will be an open discussion about the world of children’s book writing. Then at 1:00 a.m. a book reading with the students of the CMI religious school, parents welcome!


Cantor Concert – National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

February 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel offers a fun and engaging taste of Yiddish musical theatre with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. The traveling ensemble will perform Mama’s Loshn Kugel, a collection of classic Yiddish humor and theater songs. Read more →


Family Shabbat Dinner

January 26 – 5:45 p.m.
The 6th Grade Family dinner will be Friday, January 26 at 5:45 pm. We provide the dinner! You are asked to bring a dessert to share, your Shabbat candlesticks and candles as we will welcome Shabbat together. To RSVP for dinner, please complete the form hereby Monday, January 22, 2018


Amazon Smile

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The next time you shop using Amazon, click on Amazon Smile first, and select Congregation Mishkan Israel CT as your charity!
It costs you nothing – and a 0.5% donation is made to CMI based on your purchases at AmazonSmile.


Pay Online

Did you know you can pay CMI directly from here? The convenience is amazing! You can pay your Dues, Religious School, Nursery School, Summer Camp, Make a donation, and special events. Click here.


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.