Bible Study Begins This Weekend

Rabbi Brockman’s weekly Shabbat morning Bible Study class begins this Saturday, October 3 at 9:15 a.m. No advance sign-up is required.

CMI High Schedule Announced

The 2015-16 CMI High schedule has been set. Once again, it will be a combined program with Temple Emanuel in Orange and Temple Beth David in Cheshire. This year’s theme is Justice for Judaism. The class meets monthly on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The first class is November 22. Once again, participants will be attending L’Taken in Washington, DC this Spring. Download a registration form.

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.

CMI Celebrates 175th Anniversary

It is with great pride that 2015 marks CMI’s 175th Anniversary. Over the course of the year, there are a variety of events each month to celebrate all that CMI has been, is, and will be. We hope you will join us.

Check out this article about us in the Daily Nutmeg.

For more information, visit our 175th Anniversary page.

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 Please note, to be eligible, a doctor must provide confirmation of a cancer diagnosis. For more information go to:

Cancer Screening

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 or call (215) 662-2748.

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

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

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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