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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

Book Discussion

November 28 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Indecent by Paula Vogel. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

Chanukah Dinner

November 30 – 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to CMI’s annual community Chanukah Dinner. The dinner features traditional Friday night foods as well as latkes and other favorite Chanukah treats. Reservations are available online. Reservations are due November 26.

Our Chanukah Family Service is at 6:00 p.m.

Kabbalah Class

December 1 – 10:30 a.m.
CMI is offer an adult education & discussion series on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism. The class, presented by Dr. Stan Friedman, will begin meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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.

Mitzvah Mall

December 2 – 9:30 a.m.
CMI holds its annual Mitzvah Mall. Put your holiday shopping into perspective by giving the gift of charity. Over 25 local, national and international charitable organizations will be participating. Both adults and children are encouraged to “shop” the mall. The event is open to the community.


Latke Orders

The Religious School is conducting their annual Chanukah Latke Sale. Buy these easy-to-serve latkes for all your holiday celebrations. Orders are due by November 18. Click here here to download a form. All proceeds benefit the School. Pick-up is December 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.


Abraham’s Tent

CMI is once again serving as a host for Abraham’s Tent, a collaborative project of congregations and Columbus House to alleviate overcrowding in the overflow shelter. CMI will host between January 14 through January 20. Read more →


Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon shopper?
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.