December 3 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
Robert E. Goldburg Peace & Justice Service
December 5 – 7:30 p.m.
CMI is proud to welcome Rev. Marilyn Kendrix, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation at New Haven’s Church of the Redeemer as this year’s Robert E. Goldburg Peace & Justice Service speaker. Rev. Kendrix will speak on “What the Lord Required: After Prison, What? How to End Recidivism.” The community is invited.
December 6 – 10:30 a.m.
Families with children ages 6 and under, don’t miss Tot Shabbat! At the short service, we’ll have blessings, sing songs and hear stories. Food and schmooze after the service. Tot Shabbat is open to the community.
December 7 – 10:00 a.m.
CMI holds its 14th annual Mitzvah Mall. Put your holiday shopping into perspective by giving the gift of charity. Over 25 local, national and international charitable organizations will be participating. Click here to see which charities are coming this year. Both adults and children are encouraged to “shop” the mall. The event is open to the community.
Brotherhood Table Talk
December 7 – 10:00 a.m.
The Brotherhood will host their last table talk discussion in 2014 on Sunday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. Audiologist Michele Abrams will speak on hearing disabilities. Table Talks are informal open discussions on topics of interest, hosted by experts.
December 14 – 10:00 a.m.
Our Chevra Hands Caring Shawl Group is in action. The group makes shawls, lap quilts and blankets to give to newborns, seniors and others for whom being wrapped in love would be a comfort. Anyone interested is welcome.
Chanukah Torch Run
December 14 – 9:00 a.m.
All interested runners are invited to join in the fun. We’ll meet at the top of East Rock Park and run to Mishkan Israel (a 2.5 mile course). We’ll be carrying the authentic torch found in Modiin, the town where Chanukah originated. At the conclusion, the torch will be used to light a hanukkiah at a special Chanukah assembly for the Religious School. All the children will sing their favorite Chanukah songs and get to eat latkes and applesauce and get a special Chanukah treat
Family Service & Birthday Blessings
December 19 – 7:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Chanukah and Birthday Blessings. Bring your menorah and 5 candles so we can all like our hanukkiah together. If your child was born in December and will be at services, please call Tamara at (203) 288-3877.
December 19 – 5:45 p.m.
Everyone is invited to CMI’s annual community Chanukah Dinner. The dinner features traditional Friday night foods as well as latkes and other favorite Chanukah treats. Reserve online or download a reservation form. Reservations are due December 15.
Our Chanukah Family Service follows at 7:00 p.m.
Nu Haven Kapelye Community Concert
December 25 – 4:00 p.m.
CMI hosts the annual Nu Haven Kapelye Community Concert with Cantor Giglio and an ensemble of CMI and community musicians. Listen, dance, sing and be joyful.