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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

Register for Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp is now available. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required of new families for Summer Camp — enroll online today.
Summer Camp themes are:
August 14-August 18: Make A Mess
August 21-August 23: Wacky Week
For more information, contact Director Susan Witten Nason at (203) 288-3875 or sperry@nullcmihamden.org.
Online registration for Summer Camp.

Summer Shabbat Services

Summer Shabbat
Summer is almost here and the schedule for volunteer lay leaders for Summer Shabbat Services has been filling up. Many thanks to those who have already volunteered. Summer schedule began Friday, June 30 and ends on Saturday, August 26. All services are at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Volunteers are still sought to lead services and/or serve as musical guest on several Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Dates still available are August 19 and 26.

To sign up and select a Friday night or Saturday morning service date contact the Barbara, Ritual Committee chair at
barbarasegaloff1@nullgmail.com or (203) 297-9367.

Shabbat Under the Stars

September 8 – 6:00 pm
Experience the warmth and vitality of CMI. Come out and enjoy Shabbat Under the Stars at 6:00 p.m. followed by a BBQ and Ice Cream Social. The evening will take place on our Patio. [In case of inclement weather, we will move to the Sanctuary & social halls.] For the registration click here.

Community Day/Open House

September 10 – 9:00 am
At our Open House & Activities Fair, grab a bagel and coffee and enjoy a morning of community and learning. Discover our congregation and opportunities to participate in our nursery and religious schools, committees, and activities. Be inspired by Rabbi Brockman’s adult education class. Join the Religious School for their opening day assembly and an opportunity to meet the teachers in their classrooms. Savor apple & honey as we gather together to end the morning with sweetness.

First Day Religious School

September 10 – 9:30 a.m.
Religious School starts Sunday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m.  Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.  We invite families to stop in the Community Day Activities Fair before taking their child(ren) to class at 9:30 a.m. 

Register online or download complete information and registration forms.


Memorial Book Orders

The High Holy Day Memorial Book is a special tangible way to honor loved ones who have passed away. The book is distributed during the Yom Kippur Yizkor Service. Click here for form or call Sarah at 203-288-3877.


Religious School Registration

Are you registered for Religious School? It’s not too late. You must be a member in order to enroll your children. Click Student Registration Forms 2017-2018 to register.


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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.