Announcements

Sign Up for Chanukah Torch Run

Our annual Chanukah Torch Run is Sunday, December 14. Runners of all ages are welcome; school-aged children must be accompanied by an adult. If you’ll be running this year, call the office at (203) 288-3877.

Change In Class Schedule This Weekend

Bible Study WILL meet this Saturday, November 29. There are no adult education or religious school classes on Sunday.

Collection for Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day, CMI’s Social Action Committee is collecting items for the VA Medical Center during the month of November. Requested items include: deodorant, toothbrushes, denture cleaner, toothpaste, mouthwash (no alcohol), nail clippers/nail files, underwear, Depends, feminine hygiene products, t-shirts, chapstick, creams/lotions. A collection bin is located in the Rotunda.

Mitzvah Mall Is Coming

CMI’s annual Mitzvah Mall is Sunday, December 7. Plan now to do your holiday shopping at this special venue. Instead of buying a material gift, consider donating money to the food bank to feed the hungry, buy a textbook for an orphan in Uganda, buy a winter coat for a homeless person, send a seriously ill child to summer camp, or buy sport equipment for a special Olympian. These are just a few of many opportunities to give the gift of tzedakah. Click here to see which charities are coming this year.

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 7. Click here to download a form. All proceeds benefit the School. Pick-up is December 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

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.

Nursery School Taking 2014-15 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 Fall or register Fall online.

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 »

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.

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 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.

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 cmirabbi@nullcmihamden.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.

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