Nursery School Taking Summer Camp and 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 Summer Camp andFall or register Fall online.

Join Team Mishkan Israel in Walk Against Hunger

Congregation Mishkan Israel is pleased to be participating in the Jewish Community Relations Council Mitzvah Day that will focus on generating teams from area synagogues to participate in the Connecticut Food Bank’s Walk against Hunger on May 4. Call the office to find out how you can join Team Mishkan Israel.

Rabbi Brockman Receiving Honorary Degree

Rabbi Brockman will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Albertus Magnus College at their graduation on May 18 at 2:00 p.m. The CMI community is invited to attend.

MINS Cookbook Available

The Mishkan Israel Nursery School is proud to announce its first cookbook. This treasured collection of recipes comes from our MINS parents, teachers, and CMI members and reflects the wonderful multi-cultural nature of our community. There is something for everyone. Get your copy in the School Office. Click here for more information

Save the Date: Annual Cantor's Concert

Our Annual Cantor’s Concert is Sunday, June 1. This year’s featured entertainers are Gerard Edery and Peninnah Schram, who will be performing their ever-popular “The Minstrel & The Storyteller” program. Click here for a reservation form. Call the office for underwriting opportunities.

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.

Food Drive

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring an ongoing food drive for Christian Community Action’s Food Pantry. Bring in nonperishable food items (no glass please). Double-bagging is appreciated. A collection bin is in the rotunda.

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 »

Clothing Drive

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring an ongoing clothing drive for Immanel Baptist Church’s Clothes Closet. Clean out your closets and bring in your unwanted items. The collection bin is in the Coat Room.

Register To Be Bone Marrow Donor

Want to do a mitzvah? Consider giving the gift of life — register to be a bone marrow donor. Registering requires a swap of the cheek. For more information, click here or go to

Free Housecleaning for Cancer Patients

Free housecleaning is available from Cleaning for a Reason for women currently undergoing chemotherapy. The service is available one time per month for four months during treatment. To be eligible, a doctor must provide confirmation of the current treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in the person’s zip code area arrange for the service. For more information, go to

Hospital Visits

Since hospitals are not permitted to notify us when a congregant has been admitted, we rely on you to alert us. If you know of a member who is in the hospital, contact Rabbi Brockman at (203) 288-3877 or gro.nedmahimcnull@ibbarimc.

Oneg & Flower Sponsorships

Share your joy and memories with the congregation by sponsoring the flowers and/or oneg on a Friday night. For more information, contact Jennifer at (203) 288-3877.

Stop & Shop Cards Available

If you do your grocery shopping at Stop & Shop, come by the synagogue office and buy e-cards – you’ll be supporting CMI. For every $100 sold, we get $5. Stop by weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or during Religious School.

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