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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

High Holy Day Prayer Book

Rabbi Immerman is offering a series of sessions about the exciting new High Holy Day Prayer Book, Mishkan HaNefesh. We will begin by looking at the history of the Machzor and why the Reform Movement created a new prayer book. The next two sessions will look at “Integrated Theology” – the ways in which different words for God open up … Continue 

Annual Selichot Service

September 21 – 7:00 pm
This year’s annual Union Reform Selichot Service is at Temple Beth David in Cheshire. 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.

Orientation for HHD Greeters

September 22 – 10:30 a.m.
The High Holy Days are time when our congregational family looks forward to coming together to worship. Our greeters are a vital component to ensuring a peaceful and secure atmosphere. We are seeking congregants to supplement those greeters drawn from our Board of Trustees and Shabbat Welcome Team. There are lots of ways to help. Greeters need no special prior knowledge or skill. We will teach you everything you need to know at the orientation. To volunteer, click here.

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

September 29 – 8:00 p.m.
We usher in Rosh Hashanah with Evening Services at 8:00 p.m. Elderly who need reserved seating should call the office. Tickets are required.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

September 30 – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Services begin at 10:00 a.m. Reserved seating is available by advance reservation. Tickets are required for entry for 10:00 a.m. services.


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


High Holy Day Prayer Book – Pickup

If you purchased High Holy Day Prayer Books for your personal use, they can be picked up here at CMI beginning Monday, August 12. The building is open M-Th 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


CMI is headed to Israel!

I’m excited to say that registration is now open for the CMI 2020 Trip to Israel from March 15-25! We will visit Jerusalem, the Galilee, dine with goats, float in the Dead Sea, enjoy Shabbat with an Israeli Reform community, and much more! On the registration page you will find the itinerary and registration details. You can register directly on the website. Once on the trip’s website, click the “Register Now” button to finalize the booking online. You can also call the ARZA customer service center with any question at 888-811-2812 x 1, open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.


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