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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

Register for Summer Camp 2018

Some classes are full. Please call the office before signing up.
Summer Camp is now available. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required of new families for Summer Camp — enroll online today.
Summer Camp themes are:
August 13 – August 17: Picture Perfect
August 20 – August 22: Reading Rainbows
For more information, contact Director Susan Witten Nason at (203) 288-3875 or sperry@nullcmihamden.org.
Online registration for Summer Camp.

Summer Shabbat Evening Service

August 17 – 6:00 p.m.
During the summer, all services are lay led. Services this week will be led by Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class. There will be an oneg preceding services at 5:30 p.m.

Shabbat Morning Service

August 18 – 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and are lay led during the summer. This week, Rabbi Immerman is leading.

Brighten The New Year

August 26 – 10:00 a.m.
Join the Ritual Committee on Sunday, August 26 at 10:00 am for polishing of our silver ritual objects that you can proudly view, sparkling on the bima, at the High Holy Days. Polish, cloths, and good company will be provided.


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.


Come & Chat Meeting

Come and Chat
The Rabbinic Transition Committee, in conjunction with Rabbi Immerman, has scheduled a series of Come and Chat meetings with Rabbi Immerman in the months of July and August. We welcome you to come into the homes of some of our members, or at other locations hosted by some of our members, to come and chat with Rabbi Immerman. These are casual and informal opportunities and we hope that you and your families will find one of the dates convenient for you. Here are the dates, times and hosts: Read more →


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.