Coming Events

Meet & Greet

February 19 – 5:30 p.m.
Rabbi Immerman, his wife Jenny and baby Maggie will be making a short visit to Hamden from February 17 through February 21. As part of this visit, we want to invite all of you to an informal Meet and Greet Open House on Monday, February 19 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at CMI. We will provide pizza and beverages. Families are welcome of course. RSVP to Tamara at (203) 288-3877 or are appreciated.

Purim Carnival

February 25 – 10:00 a.m.
On Sunday, February 25, Congregation Mishkan Israel will be holding its annual Purim Carnival at 10:00 a.m. The event features favorite games, moon bounce and so much more. Tickets are available at the door.

Members of the community are welcome to join in the fun and experience Purim Mishkan Israel style. Congregation Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, call the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877

Megillah Reading

February 28 – 7:00 pm.
The congregation’s Erev Purim Service and Megillah Reading will be held Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. Mishkan Israel is known for its whimsical entertaining accounts of the Book of Esther. Past themes include the Megillah According to Broadway, a Disney Purim, and Pirate Purim.

Book Discussion

March 7 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

The Plague of Opioid Addiction

March 11 – 10:00 a.m.
CMI is pleased to welcome Rabbi Eisenberg who tries to move us away from moral model of addiction that sees it as a psychological weakness. He writes, “Those who are affected by addiction will only be ready to “come out of the closet” and seek help when they perceive that they will encounter attitudes of understanding and empathy instead of moral condemnation and blame.” He encourages us to use the “disease model” as the best way to treat those who suffer from addictions. Rabbi Eisenberg has written extensively on the subject and we believe is the perfect person to facilitate a conversation among us on a subject. Please join us in the CMI Chapel for this conversation

Congregational 2nd Night Passover Seder

March 31 – 6:00 p.m.
CMI’s annual community Passover Seder is Saturday, March 31 (second night). Rabbi Brockman leads us through the haggadah and Cantor Giglio leads us in song. Click here for a reservation form or register online.

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