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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

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.

Chevra Hands

May 7 – 10:00 a.m.
Our Chevra Hands Caring Shawl Group is in action. The group makes shawls, lap quilts and blankets to give to newborns, seniors and others for whom being wrapped in love would be a comfort. Anyone interested is welcome.

CMI Teens & Families BBQ

May 7 – 12:00 noon
Come have lunch with Rabbi Brockman, Michelle Goldstein and Alex Forte for information about High School offerings next year. Come to find out about CMI High, Confirmation, L’Taken, High School Retreat, MITYOR and more….
Immediately following – MITYOR will host an event from 1:30 – 3:00 PM *7th graders included

Brotherhood Annual Deli & Comedy Night

May 13 – 6:00 p.m.
The Brotherhood of Men and Women present their 12th annual Deli and Comedy Night. Comedian Jane Condon comes to the CMI stage as this year’s featured entertainment. Musical entertainment during dinner. The Brotherhood offers its famous deli fare. Admission will be available at the door. Click Deli Night for an order form.

Plant Sale

May 14 – 9:00 a.m.
CMI annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale is Sunday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come see the wide selection of hanging baskets, herbs and annuals. Click PlantSale 2017 for an order 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.

 

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.

 

Donate Items and Support CMI

CMI has partnered with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank to raise money. Donate your gently used items to Helping Hands and CMI will receive 18% of the sale price once those items are sold. Read more →