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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


Yom Kippur Evening Service

October 3 – 8:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre Services begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are required. Elderly who need van service or reserved seating, call the office.

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Yom Kippur Morning & Children’s Services

October 4 – 10:00 a.m.
Yom Kippur morning services begin at 10:00 a.m. There is a concurrent service for children in grades 2 – 7. Parents must accompany their children who are in 2nd grade. Tickets are required for services.


Yom Kippur Family Service

October 4 – 2:00 p.m.
Yom Kippur Family Services are for people of all ages and it is open to the community. No ticket is required.


Yom Kippur Reflection Service

October 4 – 12:30 p.m.
After the Yom Kippur morning service has finished, we gather in a more intimate space for the Reflection Service. This Service is designed to provide an opportunity for individual reflection on the past, present, and future with the aid of original and thoughtfully selected writings and music. This year’s theme is “Forgiveness.” No ticket is required.


CMI Livestreams High Holy Day Services

CMI will be livestreaming our main High Holy Day services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur so that members and friends who are unable to attend in person due to difficulties or distance are able to enjoy the holidays. To watch our service on your computer or mobile device, click here.


Introduction Classes

Introduction to Judaism and Introduction to Hebrew classes are slated to begin October 19. The classes are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. respectively. Pre-registration is required. Enroll by contacting Merav at (203) 288-3877 or mcanaan@nullcmihamden.org.


Nursery School Taking Fall Registrations

Mishkan Israel Nursery School & Childcare offers a warm, friendly environment, great teachers, Jewish experience, and great flexibility. Select 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week, either part or full day. The School serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Download complete information and registration for Fall or register Fall online.