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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

Purim Carnival

March 12 – 9:30 a.m.
On Sunday, March 12, Congregation Mishkan Israel will be holding its annual Purim Carnival at 9:30 a.m. The event features favorite games, moon bounce and so much more. Tickets are available at the door.

Members of the community are welcome to join in the fun and experience Purim Mishkan Israel style. Congregation Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, call the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877

Megillah Reading

March 11 – 7:00 p.m.
The congregation’s Erev Purim Service and Megillah Reading will be held Saturday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. Mishkan Israel is known for its whimsical entertaining accounts of the Book of Esther. Past themes include the Megillah According to Broadway, a Disney Purim, and Pirate Purim. Come be entertained as we retell the story this year Dr. Seuss style!

Congregational 2nd Night Passover Seder

April 11 – 6:00 p.m.
CMI’s annual community Passover Seder is Tuesday, April 11 (second night). Rabbi Brockman leads us through the haggadah and Cantor Giglio leads us in song. Click online for the registration form.

Cantor Concert – Pharaoh’s Daughter

April 29 – 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel is proud to announce its annual fundraising concert presented by Cantor Arthur Giglio on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. This special event, An Evening of Hope and Joy, features the captivating ensemble Pharaoh’s Daughter, led by the dynamic Basya Schechter. Enjoy an evening of Jewish music from this extraordinary group, “a world music ensemble that travels effortlessly through continents, key signatures, and languages with a genre-bending sound. Basya Schechter’s earthy, soulful beautiful voice rings out over instruments that form a vibrant collage of East/West, Ashkenaz a vision of a new Middle East.” Jewish music has always been an amalgam of musical styles stemming from wherever Jews settled in diaspora, and Pharaoh’s Daughter blurs the lines of Jewish music by incorporating sounds and music from the entire spectrum of world music. Pharaoh’s Daughter takes all these styles and makes them their own. It will be an inspiring evening.
This program appeals to all ages.
The community is invited to attend. Reserve now online.

Announcements

Cantor Concert – Pharaoh’s Daughter

April 29 – 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel is proud to announce its annual fundraising concert presented by Cantor Arthur Giglio on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. This special event, An Evening of Hope and Joy, features the captivating ensemble Pharaoh’s Daughter, led by the dynamic Basya Schechter. Enjoy an evening of Jewish music from this extraordinary group, “a world music ensemble that travels effortlessly through continents, key signatures, and languages with a genre-bending sound. Basya Schechter’s earthy, soulful beautiful voice rings out over instruments that form a vibrant collage of East/West, Ashkenaz a vision of a new Middle East.” Jewish music has always been an amalgam of musical styles stemming from wherever Jews settled in diaspora, and Pharaoh’s Daughter blurs the lines of Jewish music by incorporating sounds and music from the entire spectrum of world music. Pharaoh’s Daughter takes all these styles and makes them their own. It will be an inspiring evening.
This program appeals to all ages.
The community is invited to attend. Reserve now online.

 

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.