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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

Register for Summer Camp 2018

Some classes are full. Please call the office before signing up.
Summer Camp is now available. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required of new families for Summer Camp — enroll online today.
Summer Camp themes are:
July 9 – July 13: Animal Planet
July 16 – July 20: Tent Time
July 23 – July 27: Creative Cooking
July 30 – August 3: Movin & Groovin
August 6 – August 10: Jumoping into Books
August 13 – August 17: Picture Perfect
August 20 – August 22: Reading Rainbows
For more information, contact Director Susan Witten Nason at (203) 288-3875 or sperry@nullcmihamden.org.
Online registration for Summer Camp.

Shabbat Morning Service

July 21 – 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and are lay led during the summer. This week, Rabbi Immerman is leading.

Brighten The New Year

August 26 – 10:00 a.m.
Join the Ritual Committee on Sunday, August 26 at 10:00 am for polishing of our silver ritual objects that you can proudly view, sparkling on the bima, at the High Holy Days. Polish, cloths, and good company will be provided.

Orientation for HHD Greeters

August 30 – 6:30 p.m.
The High Holy Days are time when our congregational family looks forward to coming together to worship. Our greeters are a vital component to ensuring a peaceful and secure atmosphere. We are seeking congregants to supplement those greeters drawn from our Board of Trustees and Shabbat Welcome Team. There are lots of ways to help. Greeters need no special prior knowledge or skill. We will teach you everything you need to know at the orientation. To volunteer, contact Merav at (203)288-3877.


Memorial Book Orders

The High Holy Day Memorial Book is a special tangible way to honor loved ones who have passed away. The book is distributed during the Yom Kippur Yizkor Service. Click here for form pay online click here or call Sarah at 203-288-3877.


High Holy Day tickets

Tickets are required for Evening and Morning Services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. A guest ticket request form can be downloaded here.  To obtain guest tickets or make payment arrangements, call the office at (203) 288-3877.


Come & Chat Meeting

Come and Chat
The Rabbinic Transition Committee, in conjunction with Rabbi Immerman, has scheduled a series of Come and Chat meetings with Rabbi Immerman in the months of July and August. We welcome you to come into the homes of some of our members, or at other locations hosted by some of our members, to come and chat with Rabbi Immerman. These are casual and informal opportunities and we hope that you and your families will find one of the dates convenient for you. Here are the dates, times and hosts: Read more →


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.