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WELCOME TO MISHKAN ISRAEL
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

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Summer Camp Summer Send Off Week

August 22- 25
Each week of Summer Camp has its own theme. This week, our theme is Summer Send Off. We will end the summer by going back to some of favorite things, such as water play,
art, and ice cream. We will be saying goodbye to our friends, and preparing for the school year. 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.

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Shabbat Under the Stars: Open House BBQ & Ice Cream Social

September 9 – 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.

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Orientation for HHD Greeters

September 18 – 11:00 a.m.
This orientation is for all those serving as greeters for the High Holy Days to learn how to make this a warm, welcoming, safe experience for all and how to handle different situations that may arise. We welcome participation from all interested congregants. For more information and to volunteer, contact Joel in the office.

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Unity Concert

July 30 – 10:30 a.m.
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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Annual Selichot Service

September 24 – 7:00 pm
This year’s annual Union Reform Selichot Service is at B’nai Israel in Southbury. The rabbis, cantors, cantorial soloists and choirs from all the Reform congregations in the area will participate. This beautiful service of prayer and song in preparation for the High Holy Days.

Announcements

Reserve now for van service, reserved seating and babysitting

Van service is available to the main High Holy Day services. Reserved Seating in the front pews is available for those with health and mobility concerns. Babysitting is available during morning services for preschoolers. Click here to download the form or call the office at (203) 288-3877.

 

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 Merav at 203-288-3877.

 

High Holy Day tickets

Tickets are required for Evening and Morning Services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. A guest ticket request form can be downloaded here.  To obtain guest tickets or make payment arrangements, call the office at (203) 288-3877.

 

Time to Get Ready for the High Holy Days

Are you ready for the High Holy Days? Click here for a complete guide to the holidays at CMI.

 

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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