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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

Havdallah Family Fun Night

October 20 – 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our first Havdallah Family Fun Night! Bring a blanket or some chairs and get comfy. Popcorn and juice will be provided. Movies will be set up for different ages and you can choose which movie to go see with your family. Parents are asked to stay with their children.

Life Is Delicious

October 21 – 12:00 noon
LID will be back in the kitchen to cook for Columbus House’s overflow shelter.


October 22 – 7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to put Tikkun Olam into practice and experience an exciting evening with hundreds of other engaged citizens! Join with other CMI members and come to the CONECT Candidates’ Assembly on Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport (seating begins at 6:15 p.m.).

This is a minimal time commitment but it can make a big impact on future policy in CT. We expect 800 people to attend, asking Connecticut’s candidates for Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General to make specific commitments to address systemic issues important to us and to CONECT’s 27 other member congregations. As of this writing major party candidates for Governor, Treasurer and Attorney General – with the notable absence of Bob Stefanowski – have committed to attending.

To register online click here: https://conect102218.eventbrite.com.

If you need a ride, can provide a ride to others or have questions, please contact Karen Baar at baarkaren257@nullcomcast.net or Phil Kent at pkent@nullsusmanduffy.com.

Book Discussion

October 24 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Eternal Life by Dara Horn. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.


Rabbi Brian P. Immerman Installation Celebration

November 8th -10th
**Save the Dates**
Join us as we celebrate the installation of Rabbi Brian P. Immerman as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Mishkan Israel.
Invitations will be sent out next week.
To purchase tickets for the concert on Thursday, November 8 and/or RSVP for the pot luck dinner on Friday, November 9, following Shabbat Evening Service, please click here.


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.


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.