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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

October 26 – 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.


Brotherhood Table Talk

October 26 – 10:00 a.m.
The Brotherhood will host their first table talk discussion of the year on Sunday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Host Fred Richter, a college counselor at Hamden Hall, will talk about the college application process. Table Talks are informal open discussions on topics of interest, hosted by experts.


Life Is Delicious

October 26
LID will be back in the kitchen for the first time this season to cook for Columbus House’s overflow shelter. Volunteers are needed to shop, set-up, cook, clean, and serve at this and future sessions. Advance sign up is required. Slots fill quickly.


CMI High Has Begun

The 2014-15 CMI High has just begun. Once again, it will be a combined program with Temple Emanuel in Orange and Temple Beth David in Cheshire. This year’s theme is Open Minds, Open Hearts. The class meets monthly on Sunday afternoons. Click here for more information and registration forms.


CMI Livestreams Services

The main High Holy Day services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur were livestreamed so that members and friends who were unable to attend in person due to difficulties or distance could enjoy the holidays. Future services held in our sanctuary will be livestreamed. To watch our service on your computer or mobile device, click here.


Introduction Classes

Introduction to Judaism and Introduction to Hebrew classes have just begun. The classes are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. respectively. Pre-registration is required. Enroll by contacting Merav at (203) 288-3877 or mcanaan@nullcmihamden.org.