CMI is headed to Israel!
I’m excited to say that registration is now open for the CMI 2020 Trip to Israel from March 15-25! We will visit Jerusalem, the Galilee, dine with goats, float in the dead see, enjoy Shabbat with an Israeli Reform community, and much more! On the registration page you will find the itinerary and registration details. You can register directly on the website. Once on the trip’s website, click the “Register Now” button to finalize the booking online. You can also call the ARZA customer service center with any question at 888-811-2812 x 1, open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
High Holy Day Prayer Book Campaign
We are excited to introduce Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform High Holy Day prayer book, this fall at CMI. We hope that everyone will consider donating one or more sets to Mishkan Israel in honor or in memory of a loved one. To learn more about this process, we encourage you to read a letter from Rabbi Immerman and our president, Sarah Greenblatt. You can dedicate prayerbooks on our website by clicking here or via the form that your will receive in the mail. If you have any questions please call the synagogue or contact Rabbi Immerman.
Click here to read the letter from Rabbi Immerman and Sarah Greenblatt
Are you an Amazon shopper?
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.
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.
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. Please watch Livestream by using FireFox or Internet Explorer.
Free Tickets/Passes for Cancer Patients
Free tickets to area attractions (theater, sporting events, children’s shows, museums), for cancer patients throughout Connecticut. To sign-up please e-mail Sharon@nulllittlewonder.org. Please note, to be eligible, a doctor must provide confirmation of a cancer diagnosis. For more information go to: http://www.littlewonder.org.
Knowing Saves Lives — Women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish (Central or Eastern European) ancestry have a 1 in 40 chance of carrying a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. This is at least a ten times greater probability than that of the non-Jewish population. Individuals with a gene mutation in either BRCA1or BRCA2 are at higher than average risk for developing certain cancers. Talk to your loved ones about your family history of cancer. Want to know more about BRCA? Visit www.basser.org or call (215) 662-2748.
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.
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 giftoflife.org.
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 http://www.cleaningforareason.com.
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 Immerman at (203) 288-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Sarah 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.