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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

Holocaust Memorial

September 22, 2018 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Black Holocaust Memorial

Join Rabbi Immerman on the steps of the New Haven City hall for a short memorial service remembering all people of color killed over the last four centuries in the slave trade, segregation and now mass incarceration. Along side other community leaders including Mayor Harp, Rabbi Immerman will speak about how our call to “never forget” the annihilation of the Jews during WWII compels us to act anytime we see injustice. Click here to see flyer

Tot Program

September 23 – 9:30 a.m.
Join our Preschool and Kadima teachers on Sunday, September 23 at 9:30 a.m. for a Tot Program and learn about Sukkot. 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.

Book Discussion

September 26 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Ruined House by Ruby Nambar. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

An Evening of New Beginnings Part 1: New Member Dinner

September 30 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a special Evening of New Beginnings. The celebration begins with a Congregational Dinner at 6:00 p.m. to welcome and honor those who have joined our community in the last year. All members are welcome. Those who have joined our congregation in the last year are our complimentary guests. Click here for a reservation form or here to pay online. Reservations are due by Monday, September 24. It’s sure to be a joyful evening!


Amazon Smile

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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.


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. Please watch Livestream by using FireFox or Internet Explorer.