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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


175th Anniversary Special Service – Guest Speaker: URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Friday, December 4 – 7:30 p.m.
We are delighted to close out our 175th Anniversary year as audaciously as it began. This month’s featured guest is URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs, who will be our speaker at the December Special Shabbat Evening Service on Friday, December 4.


Tot Shabbat

December 5 – 10:30 a.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.


Social Action Film Series

December 5 – 7:00 p.m.
To honor CMI’s 175th Anniversary, and our synagogue’s long history of concern and support for refugees and immigrants, the Social Action Committee is sponsoring Terrafirme. This Italian film won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. CMI member Penny Marcus, Professor of Italian at Yale, will moderate a discussion following the movie.


Rabbi Brockman Message on Paris

“Paris is Burning”
The weekend began with the worst terror act in a European capital since World War II. It is being referred to as “Europe’s 9-11.” Our hearts and prayers go out to the city of Paris and the people of France. Read more →


Reserve Now for Chanukah Dinner

Our popular Chanukah Dinner is Friday, December 11 at 5:45 p.m. Registration is now open online. Reservations are due December 7.


Latke Orders

The Religious School is conducting their annual Chanukah Latke Sale. Buy these easy-to-serve latkes for all your holiday celebrations. Orders are due by December 1. Click here to download a form. All proceeds benefit the School. Pick-up is December 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.