Coming Events

Plant Sale


May 8 – 9:00 a.m.
The Gift Shop’s annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale is Sunday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come see the wide selection of hanging baskets, herbs and annuals. Click here for an order form.

Book Discussion

cup of coffe and opened book

May 11 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Jew Store by Stella Suberman. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

Kabbalah Class


May 21 – 10:45 p.m.
CMI is offering a 4 part adult education & discussion series on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism beginning Suturday, April 16 at 10:45 a.m. presented by Dr. Stan Friedman. Additional classes will be held on May 21, June 4 and June 18.
Dr. Friedman is on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine. He has studied kabbalah for over 20 years with British Kabbalist, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi and serves on the Board of the International Kabbalah Society.

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Cantor G Presents: Isle of Klezbos

Cantor's Concer flyer 2016

May 22 – 4:00 p.m.
CMI is delighted to present Isle of Klezbos as the featured entertainer for this year’s Cantor’s Concert. Join your CMI Family for a fabulous afternoon of eclectic, joyful and imaginative Jewish Music with the wonderful “Isle of Klezbos”; a soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s Klezmer Sextet. The NYC-based “Isle of Klezbos” approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. Since 1998 they have toured the world from Vienna to Vancouver and this year we are very blessed that they are coming to CMI! This unique group of musicians and singers connects on so many levels with fans of all backgrounds and ages. Support your CMI community and be part of this afternoon of Joy! Admission is payable at the door. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Click here for a reservation form or buy tickets online.

ADL 2016 Torch of Liberty Award Reception Honoring Rabbi Herbert Brockman


Thursday, June 2 – 5:30 p.m.
At this year’s ADL Torch of Liberty Award Reception, Rabbi Herbert Brockman is being recognized as an exceptional community leader. The ADL recognizes our Rabbi, “who has strengthened the fabric of society by his leadership in interfaith and communal organizations, whose dedication to social justice and goodwill has found expressions in his commitment to people of all faiths”. The event is Thursday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. The CMI community is encouraged to come out and help honor our own Rabbi.

Rabbi Brockman will be honored along with John Erma, President AT&T Connecticut and Dr. Dorsey Kendrick, President of Gateway Community College.

To register for the event, go to: For more information call Lisa Ratcliff at 203.780.0202.

Brotherhood Annual Deli & Comedy Night


June 4 – 6:00 p.m.
The Brotherhood of Men and Women present their 11th annual Deli and Comedy Night. Comedian Don Gavin returns to the CMI stage as this year’s featured entertainment. The David Chevan Quartet provides music during dinner. The Brotherhood offers its famous deli fare. Admission will be available at the door. Click here for an order form.

Cmongregation Mishkan Israel Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2016

June 10 – 6:30 p.m.
CMI’s Annual Meeting is June 10. The Rabbi, President and Treasurer will report on the past year and the new Board will be elected. A congregational potluck dinner precedes the Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Evening Services follow at 7:30 p.m.

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