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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

Pe’ah Garden

Spring is almost here and that means it is time to GARDEN!

Do you have a green thumb? Or maybe you don’t garden and you want to learn how? Come join us outside in the Pe’ah garden. Last year, we donated over 2,000 POUNDS of fresh organic produce to local soup kitchens and food pantries. Let’s see if we can do it again. We accept all skill levels and you get to grow food for your home as well! Email Madeline Ravich for more information or to sign up Mcravich@nullgmail.com.

Tot Program

March 26 – 9:30 a.m.
Join our Preschool and Kadima teachers this Sunday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. for a Tot Program and learn about Passover. Listen to stories, sing with Elise, and create a special craft project. 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.

Tot Shabbat

April 7 – 6:00 p.m.
Families with children ages 6 and under, don’t miss Tot Shabbat! At the short service, we’ll have blessings, sing songs and hear stories. Food and schmooze after the service. Tot Shabbat is open to the community.

Table Talk

April 23 – 10:00 a.m.
CMI is pleased to welcome Senator Martin Looney for a table talk discussion on Sunday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more about what is happening at the state level in Connecticut.
The Brotherhood Coffee Shop will be open for those wishing to purchase a lite breakfast (bagels/donuts/coffee/tea/juice)

Congregational 2nd Night Passover Seder

April 11 – 6:00 p.m.
CMI’s annual community Passover Seder is Tuesday, April 11 (second night). Rabbi Brockman leads us through the haggadah and Cantor Giglio leads us in song. Click online for the registration form.

Announcements

Cantor Concert – Pharaoh’s Daughter

April 29 – 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel is proud to announce its annual fundraising concert presented by Cantor Arthur Giglio on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. This special event, An Evening of Hope and Joy, features the captivating ensemble Pharaoh’s Daughter, led by the dynamic Basya Schechter. Enjoy an evening of Jewish music from this extraordinary group, “a world music ensemble that travels effortlessly through continents, key signatures, and languages with a genre-bending sound. Basya Schechter’s earthy, soulful beautiful voice rings out over instruments that form a vibrant collage of East/West, Ashkenaz a vision of a new Middle East.” Jewish music has always been an amalgam of musical styles stemming from wherever Jews settled in diaspora, and Pharaoh’s Daughter blurs the lines of Jewish music by incorporating sounds and music from the entire spectrum of world music. Pharaoh’s Daughter takes all these styles and makes them their own. It will be an inspiring evening.
This program appeals to all ages.
The community is invited to attend. Reserve now online.

 

JScreen Education & Carrier Screening Program for Jewish Genetic Diseases

JScreen provides families with Jewish ancestry an easy and affordable way to test their carrier status for the genetic diseases most common among the Jewish population. Participants have access to JScreen’s genetic counselors and can test conveniently from home on saliva samples. This allows you and your family members (who may not live in CT) to access screening 24/7, regardless of where in the U.S. they reside.
JScreen goal is to make Jewish genetic screening easily accessible, affordable, and as convenient as possible. Screening is important for anyone with Jewish ancestry, including those with Sephardi and Mizrahi backgrounds and interfaith couples. For more information click on the links: http://jscreen.org/, www.Facebook.com/myjscreen or www.twitter.com/myjscreen.

 

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.

 

Respond to Syrian Refugee Crisis

The world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. 54% of all Syrians are either refugees who have left Syria or have been displaced from their homes. Over 200,00 have already died in Syria. We MUST be a light in this darkness. We Can Make a Difference. Support HIAS, IsraAID, JCDR, IRIS, Save the Children, IRC, UNHCR, and other groups that are working at the forefront of this issue.

 

CMI Livestreams Services

Services are livestreamed so that members and friends who were unable to attend in person can enjoy Shabbat, the holidays and lifecycle events. To watch our service on your computer or mobile device, click here.