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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

Brotherhood of Men & Women Game Night

October 28 – 7:00 p.m.
CMI Brotherhood will have their first Game Night Social on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. All participants will receive 2 drink tickets exchangeable for wine, beer, or soft drinks. Snacks will be provided. To register and identify your game of choice email brotherhood@nullcmihamden.org. Tickets are $10 BMW Member and $15 Non-Member and will be available at the door.

Tot Program

October 29 – 9:30 a.m.
Join our Preschool and Kadima teachers on Sunday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m. for a Tot Program and learn about Shabbat. Tot Programs are designed for CMI families with children age 5 years and under. Crafts will be geared for students ages 2-5 but students younger can complete the project with their parents. All programs are free. Snack is provided.

Life Is Delicious

October 29 – 12:00 p.m.
LID will be back in the kitchen to cook for Columbus House’s overflow shelter.

Chevra Hands

October 29 – 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.


Tai Chi Series Starting

VNA Community Healthcare is offering a series of Tai Chi classes start Thursday, October 19 until Thursday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. The classes are designed to help with balance and prevent falls. The cost is $25.00. For questions, please call the VNA directly at (866) 474-5230..


Introduction Classes

Introduction to Judaism and Introduction to Hebrew classes will begin on Sunday, October 22.  The classes are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. respectively. Pre-registration is required — It is not too late to sign up. Enroll by contacting Sarah at (203) 288-3877 or slegassey@nullcmihamden.org.


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