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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

The Forbidden Conversation:

January 21 – 7:00 p.m.
The Israel Conversation in America
Join us as Israeli-American actor, photographer and playwright Gili Getz presents a one-man performance exploring his journey into the conversation about Israel in the American Jewish community.
The 25-minute performance will be followed by a salon-style discussion about how to civilly and productively navigate the challenging conversations we have with family, friends and our community concerning Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Click here for more details on Gili and the show.

CONECT Book Discussion

January 21 – 10:00 a.m.
Join CONECT on Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. for a book discussion part of this series. The Book being Discussed is “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander.
CMI’s CONECT team is hosting a four-part series study group on persistent racism . CMI will be one of several congregations to offer a series called “Two Books, Two Movies,” as way for us to better understand how pervasive and systemic racism in the United States continues to plague our communities and shape our government’s policies. The moderated series, will help us better prepare for organized action on social and economic justice issues in our communities and those of our partner congregations. All CMI members are welcome.

Family Shabbat Dinner

January 26 – 5:45 p.m.
The 6th Grade Family dinner will be Friday, January 26 at 5:45 pm. We provide the dinner! You are asked to bring a dessert to share, your Shabbat candlesticks and candles as we will welcome Shabbat together. To RSVP for dinner, please complete the form hereby Monday, January 22, 2018

Book Discussion

January 31 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

Announcements

Cantor Concert – National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

February 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel offers a fun and engaging taste of Yiddish musical theatre with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. The traveling ensemble will perform Mama’s Loshn Kugel, a collection of classic Yiddish humor and theater songs. Read more →

 

Family Shabbat Dinner

January 26 – 5:45 p.m.
The 6th Grade Family dinner will be Friday, January 26 at 5:45 pm. We provide the dinner! You are asked to bring a dessert to share, your Shabbat candlesticks and candles as we will welcome Shabbat together. To RSVP for dinner, please complete the form hereby Monday, January 22, 2018

 

Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon shopper?
The next time you shop using Amazon, click on Amazon Smile first, and select Congregation Mishkan Israel CT as your charity!
It costs you nothing – and a 0.5% donation is made to CMI based on your purchases at AmazonSmile.

 

Pay Online

Did you know you can pay CMI directly from here? The convenience is amazing! You can pay your Dues, Religious School, Nursery School, Summer Camp, Make a donation, and special events. Click here.

 

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.