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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


Summer Shabbat Evening Service

July 29 – 6:00 p.m.
During the summer, all services are lay led. Services this week will be led by Rabbi Brockman, Alex Forte, and The Jerusalem Peace Builders. There will be an oneg preceding services at 5:30 p.m.


Shabbat Morning Service

July 30 – 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and are lay led during the summer. This week, Rabbi Brockman is leading.


Summer Camp Splish Splash Week

August 1- 5
Each week of Summer Camp has its own theme. This week, our theme is Splish Splash. Activities include Slip-n-Slide, “Sprinkler Ball”, Water Balloon Toss, Water Relays, Puddle Jumping, Super Soaker Day and many more! The Camp serves children 6 weeks to 6 years of age, with part and full day options. Register today — click here to register online or download form.


Unity Concert

September 21 – 6:00 pm
In light of the recent tragedies all over the country, Congregation Mishkan Israel will be hosting a Unity Concert at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21st. Join us for an evening of diverse melody, harmony, and rhythm – a cacophony of our community coming together in sound and song. This event is free and open to the public! No tickets are required.

The Unity Concert will feature Salsa, Klezmer, Classical, Rap, Arabic and African Drumming, Jazz, and other artists.

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JScreen Education & Carrier Screening Program for Jewish Genetic Diseases

JScreen provides families with Jewish ancestry an easy and affordable way to test their carrier status for the genetic diseases most common among the Jewish population. Participants have access to JScreen’s genetic counselors and can test conveniently from home on saliva samples. This allows you and your family members (who may not live in CT) to access screening 24/7, regardless of where in the U.S. they reside.
JScreen goal is to make Jewish genetic screening easily accessible, affordable, and as convenient as possible. Screening is important for anyone with Jewish ancestry, including those with Sephardi and Mizrahi backgrounds and interfaith couples. For more information click on the links: http://jscreen.org/, www.Facebook.com/myjscreen or www.twitter.com/myjscreen.


Register for Summer Camp 2016

Looking for a great Jewish Summer Camp experience for your preschooler? Mishkan Israel Nursery School & Childcare offers part and full day options for babies through pre-kindergarten.

Download a registration form for existing MINS family.
Download a registration form for new MINS family.
Online registration for Summer Camp.