Let's Get Cooking Week at Camp
August 18 – 22
Each week of Summer Camp has its own theme. This week, our theme is Cooking. Smell that delicious aroma! This is going to be a yummy in my tummy week. We will put on our chef’s hats and cook and eat some of our favorite dishes and even explore some news ones from our own MINS cookbook. The Camp serves children 6 weeks to 6 years of age, with part and full day options. Register today — click here to register online or download forms.
Summer Evening Shabbat Service
August 22 – 6:00 p.m.
Summer Shabbat Evening Services begin at 6:00 p.m. Summer services are lay led. This week Dana Astmann & Aaron Singer are leading. There is an oneg at 5:30 p.m.
Shabbat Morning Service
August 23 – 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and are lay led during the summer. This week, Martha Weisbart will be leading.
Wrap It Up Week at Summer Camp
Each week of Summer Camp has its own theme. This week, we’ll get ready for another exciting school year. But before we start, we’ll celebrate how great summer is by playing some of our favorite summer games, eating some of our favorite summer foods, and doing some of our favorite summer activities.
Summer Shabbat Evening Service
August 29 – 6:00 p.m.
This Shabbat Service marks the end of our summer schedule, during which all services are lay led. The clergy resume the pulpit the following week. Services this week will be led by the Zabin family. There will be an oneg preceding services at 5:30 p.m.
First Day Nursery School
Orientation for HHD Greeters
September 7 – 9:30 a.m.
This orientation is for all those serving as greeters for the High Holy Days to learn how to make this a warm, welcoming, safe experience for all and how to handle different situations that may arise. We welcome participation from all interested congregants. For more information and to volunteer, contact Jennifer in the office.
September 10 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
Shabbat Under the Stars: Open House BBQ & Ice Cream Social
September 12 – 6:00 pm
Experience the warmth and vitality of CMI. Come out and enjoy Shabbat Under the Stars at 6:00 p.m. followed by a BBQ and Ice Cream Social. The evening will take place on our Patio. [In case of inclement weather, we will move to the Sanctuary & social halls.]
Annual Selichot Service
September 20 – 7:00 pm
This year’s annual Union Reform Selichot Service is at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester. The rabbis, cantors, cantorial soloists and choirs from all the Reform congregations in the area will participate. This beautiful service of prayer and song in preparation for the High Holy Days.
Community Day/Open House
September 21 – 9:00 am
At our Open House & Activities Fair, grab a bagel and coffee, learn about our congregation, nursery and religious schools, committees, activities, and youth groups. Stop by the arts and crafts tables to make holiday decorations. Fill out your paperwork to join and enroll your children. Once your children are settled in class, join the Religious Education Committee in their roundtable discussion on the School’s vision and values, come to an adult education program led by Rabbi Brockman, or participate in one of the many other activities.
September 21 – 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.
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service
September 24 – 8:00 p.m.
We usher in Rosh Hashanah with Evening Services at 8:00 p.m. Elderly who need reserved seating should call the office. Tickets are required.
Rosh Hashanah Morning & Children's Services
September 25 – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Services begin at 10:00 a.m. There is a concurrent service for children in grades 2 – 7. Parents must accompany their children who are in 2nd grade. The Service is not appropriate for younger children — babysitting is available for children 6 and under.
Reserved seating and van services are available by advance reservation. Tickets are required for entry for 10:00 a.m. services.
Rosh Hashanah Family Service
September 25 – 2:00 p.m.
Our Rosh Hashanah Family Service is for people of all ages and is open to the community. No ticket is required. A kiddush follows.
September 28 – 1:00 pm
This annual service is held at the CMI Cemetery, 701 Whalley Avenue in New Haven. Your loved ones do not have to be buried there to attend.
Yom Kippur Evening Service
October 3 – 8:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre Services begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are required. Elderly who need van service or reserved seating, call the office.
Yom Kippur Morning & Children's Services
October 4 – 10:00 a.m.
Yom Kippur morning services begin at 10:00 a.m. There is a concurrent service for children in grades 2 – 7. Parents must accompany their children who are in 2nd grade. Tickets are required for services. Elderly who need van service or reserved seating, call the office. Babysitting is available for younger children.
Yom Kippur Family Service
October 4 – 2:00 p.m.
Yom Kippur Family Services are for people of all ages and it is open to the community. No ticket is required.
Yom Kippur Reflection Service
October 4 – 12:30 p.m.
After the Yom Kippur morning service has finished, we gather in a more intimate space for the Reflection Service. This Service is designed to provide an opportunity for individual reflection on the past, present, and future with the aid of original and thoughtfully selected writings and music. This year’s theme is “Forgiveness.” No ticket is required.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
October 4 – 3:00 p.m.
Immediately following Family Services, we will pilot a new Afternoon Service utilizing selected prayers and readings from the proposed new High Holy Day prayerbook being developed by the CCAR. The service is open to the community. No ticket is required.
Yizkor & Concluding Services
October 4 – 4:45 p.m.
At the Yizkor Service, we read the names of our congregants and their loved ones who have passed away since the last High Holy Days. Our concluding service immediately follows and culminates with the blowing of the shofar, havdallah, kiddush and motzi. These services are open to the community. No ticket is required.
Yom Kippur Text Study & Adult Discussions
October 4 – 2:00 p.m.
As an alternative to the Family Service, adults may choose between two other offerings: Professor Shelly Kagan will lead a group text study and discussion; and the Ritual Committee members will lead a group study and discussion of selected prayers and readings from the proposed new High Holy Day prayerbook being developed by the CCAR for use by Reform congregations.
Sukkah Decorating Party
October 5 – 12:00 noon
OUR SUKKAH: IT’S MORE THAN A PLACE…IT’S A REFLECTION OF OUR COMMUNITY! Come decorate the sukkah. We’ll provide some art supplies or you can bring your own. Contributions of craft supplies greatly appreciated. Decorations might include: streamers, paper chains, posters, hanging decorations, origami, flowers/plants/vegetables from your garden, whatever you can think of… Come help make our sukkah a work of art that truly reflects us all! Refreshments will be provided.