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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

Purim Baking Day

February 24 – 9:30 a.m.
On Sunday, February 24, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, meet us at the CMI kitchen to bake hamantashen, mandel bread, cookies, and rugelach for the Purim Oneg. We will provide the ingredients, you bring your favorite recipes, an apron, a bowl, a mixer and a whisk. To RSVP email Barbara Segaloff at barbarasegaloff1@nullgmail.com.

Brotherhood Annual Deli & Comedy Night

April 6 – 5:30 p.m.
Looking for a fun night out and some comedic relief? Make your reservation now for the Brotherhood’s 13th Annual Deli and Comedy Night on Saturday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.

The evening includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of great deli food, beer tasting, wonderful music by Bassology, and a hilarious performances by comedians Scott Schendlinger, Liz Barrett, and Regina DeCicco.

The cost of this evening is $35 for BMW members and $45 for non-membersis before March 29, 2019 and $50 per person after March 29, 2019. Babysitting is available free of charge for children 2 years and older by reservation only. Click Deli Night for an order form.

Shabbat Family Service

February 22 – 6:00 p.m.

We will be celebrating Birthday Blessings at our Family Shabbat Service. If your child was born in February and will be at services, contact Tamara at tepstein@nullcmihamden.org or (203) 288-3877

Shabbat Family Dinner

February 22 – 6:00 p.m.
The Shabbat Family Service will be on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Congregational Shabbat Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Sign up for the dinner on line or call the office at 203-288-3877.

We will be celebrating Birthday Blessings at our Family Shabbat Service. If your child was born in February and will be at services, contact Tamara at tepstein@nullcmihamden.org or (203) 288-3877


High Holy Day Prayer Book Campaign

We are excited to introduce Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform High Holy Day prayer book, this fall at CMI. We hope that everyone will consider donating one or more sets to Mishkan Israel in honor or in memory of a loved one. To learn more about this process, we encourage you to read a letter from Rabbi Immerman and our president, Sarah Greenblatt. You can dedicate prayerbooks on our website by clicking here or via the form that your will receive in the mail. If you have any questions please call the synagogue or contact Rabbi Immerman.

Click here to read the letter from Rabbi Immerman and Sarah Greenblatt


Cantor’s Concert & Silent Auction

On Saturday, April 27, Congregation Mishkan Israel will hold its major Fundraising event, Kehilah K’dosha, a fabulous concert of Israeli songs, Broadway tunes, contemporary pop, jazz and Jewish cabaret by renowned Cantors Magda Fishman and Randy Herman. This event represents the single most important fundraising event of the year and we count on its financial success as we address the budget challenges of a not-for-profit institution.
The concert will be outstanding. In addition to the Concert, the program includes a Silent Auction; light dinner, cocktails, desserts and coffee will be served.
For a menu of giving opportunities, including recognition and benefits, click here. Both personal and business sponsors are appreciated. In addition, donations to the Silent Auction would also be appreciated. Click here for the form.
We need your support!

iEngage – Foundations for a New Relationship

Join Rabbi Immerman for a seven-week class on Thursdays, January 24-March 14 (No class on February 14) from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. to learn and dialogue about Israel in a new way! Going deeper than politics or advocacy, the Engaging Israel course reframes the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide. The iEngage curriculum elevates the conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis, exploring key questions such as: 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.