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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

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Chevra Hands

February 1 – 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.


Tot Shabbat

February 6 – 6:00 p.m.
Families with children ages 6 and under, don’t miss Tot Shabbat! At the short service, we’ll have blessings, sing songs and hear stories. Food and schmooze after the service. Tot Shabbat is open to the community.

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Book Discussion

February 11 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.


CMI Celebrates 175th Anniversary

It is with great pride that 2015 marks CMI’s 175th Anniversary. Over the course of the year, there will be a variety of events each month to celebrate all that CMI has been, is, and will be. We hope you will join us. For more information, visit our 175th Anniversary page.


Birthright Registration

Teens and young adults ages 18 – 26 — Get ready for a free trip to Israel this summer through Birthright. Registration is not open yet but to get priority status, contact Rabbi Brockman NOW. Read more →


Were You Married At CMI or By CMI Clergy?

Each month of our 175th Anniversary, there will be a special Shabbat Service honoring different populations. In February, we will be honoring those who were married at CMI or by CMI clergy. If you fall into one of these categories, please contact our 175th Anniversary co-chairs, Lina Lawall and Sarah Greenblatt at 175@nullcmihamden.org.