Support the Voice of Reform Judaism in Israel
You have an important opportunity to influence and impact what happens in Israel. All you need to do is simply VOTE! The elections for the World Zionist Congress are being held now. The purpose of the World Zionist Congress is to discuss the key issues facing the Jewish world and to vote on how to deal with these issues. Electing a large ARZA/Reform Movement delegation to the next World Zionist Congress (WZC) will strengthen Reform Judaism’s values and ideals, including equality, egalitarianism and peace – and will grant the Reform movement greater influence to shape what it means to be Jewish in the Jewish State.
The polls are open now through April 30th. Every single Jew has an important – and real – opportunity to make their voice heard. Vote today — go to www.reformjews4israel.org.
Maccabeats Reservations Now Open
In celebration of our 175th Anniversary, CMI is delighted to present The Maccabeats as the featured entertainer for this year’s Cantor’s Concert on May 31. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages. Reserve now online.
Enjoy watching The Maccabeats here.
CMI Celebrates 175th Anniversary
It is with great pride that 2015 marks CMI’s 175th Anniversary. Over the course of the year, there will be a variety of events each month to celebrate all that CMI has been, is, and will be. We hope you will join us. For more information, visit our 175th Anniversary page.
CMI Livestreams Services
Services in our sanctuary are livestreamed so that members and friends who were unable to attend in person can enjoy Shabbat. To watch our service on your computer or mobile device, 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.
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 »
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
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 Brockman 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 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.