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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

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:
June 19- June 23: Music & Movement
June 26-June 30: Camp Under The Stars
July 3, July 5-7: Red, White and Blue
July 10-July 14: Way To Go
July 17-July 21: Animal Action
July 24-July 28: Surfs Up
July 31-August 4: Sports Of All Sorts
August 7-August 11: Pirates Play
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 begins this 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 July 1, 8, and 22, and August 5, 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.


Faith over Fear

World Refugee Day
“Faith over Fear”

According to the UN, 2016 had the largest number of refugees fleeing violence, over 65 million. This was an increase over 2015, already the largest number since WWII.
65+ million, an astonishing number seemingly impossible to wrap our heads or hearts around. But one of the things that the UN noticed was how communities of faith were responding – in Europe, in the Middle East, and here in the US.
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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.


Respond to Syrian Refugee Crisis

The world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. 54% of all Syrians are either refugees who have left Syria or have been displaced from their homes. Over 200,00 have already died in Syria. We MUST be a light in this darkness. We Can Make a Difference. Support HIAS, IsraAID, JCDR, IRIS, Save the Children, IRC, UNHCR, and other groups that are working at the forefront of this issue.