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!
April 20 – 9:00 a.m.
The Peah Garden will be cleaned for a new planting season on Sunday morning, April 20 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in helping is welcome. Bring wheelbarrows, rakes, hoes, gloves, and other gardening tools.
April 25 – 7:00 p.m.
At this monthly Family Service, we will be celebrating Birthday Blessings. If your child was born in April and will be at services, please call Tamara at (203) 288-3877.
April 27 – 9:45 a.m.
Quiet your mind, open your body and bring balance to your life. Make time for yourself. Make time for yoga. Classes run Sundays 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. the weeks of Religious School.
Sunday, April 27 – 12:30 p.m.
Looking for a special gift to give for Mother’s Day? Consider making your own jewelry for your favorite lady. It’s a great thing for moms and daughters to do together. The cost is $18 for the class (which includes lunch) and $20 for the kit (which is yours to keep). Space limited to 16 people. RSVP to the office.
April 27 – 9:45 a.m.
The Reform Movement is in the process of preparing a new High Holy Day prayerbook (Machzor). The Ritual Committee is hosting a variety of opportunities for CMI members to sample and discuss the draft prayerbook to help CMI decide whether to adopt the new book.
April 30 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Volumes 1 & II by James McBride. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
Nursery School Taking Summer Camp and Fall Registrations
Mishkan Israel Nursery School & Childcare offers a warm, friendly environment, great teachers, Jewish experience, and great flexibility. Select 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week, either part or full day. The School serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Join Team Mishkan Israel in Walk Against Hunger
Congregation Mishkan Israel is pleased to be participating in the Jewish Community Relations Council Mitzvah Day that will focus on generating teams from area synagogues to participate in the Connecticut Food Bank’s Walk against Hunger on May 4. Call the office to find out how you can join Team Mishkan Israel.
Rabbi Brockman Receiving Honorary Degree
Rabbi Brockman will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Albertus Magnus College at their graduation on May 18 at 2:00 p.m. The CMI community is invited to attend.
MINS Cookbook Available
The Mishkan Israel Nursery School is proud to announce its first cookbook. This treasured collection of recipes comes from our MINS parents, teachers, and CMI members and reflects the wonderful multi-cultural nature of our community. There is something for everyone. Get your copy in the School Office. Click here for more information
Save the Date: Annual Cantor’s Concert
Our Annual Cantor’s Concert is Sunday, June 1. This year’s featured entertainers are Gerard Edery and Peninnah Schram, who will be performing their ever-popular “The Minstrel & The Storyteller” program. Click here for a reservation form. Call the office for underwriting opportunities.
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.