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175th Anniversary Music Event: Mark Berman’s “The Genesis Project”

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October 9 – 7:00 p.m.
We are pleased to welcome back to CMI New Haven’s own nationally renowned composer/pianist Mark Berman as our special guest at Shabbat Evening Services on Friday, October 9 at 7 pm. As part of the congregation’s 175th Anniversary celebration activities, Mark will be presenting “The Genesis Project,” his original jazz/vocal R&B suite based on the Book of Genesis.

“The Genesis Project” had its genesis right here at CMI, where, as a teen, Mark wrote and presented three tunes for a Shabbat evening service. He then went on to a successful career as a pianist (Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Gladys Knight, Hugh Jackman, among many others, as well as on Broadway for The Boy from Oz, Bullets Over Broadway, The Life, and more) and composer for television and film (“Sex and the City,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Royal Pains,” etc.), and years later returned to complete the Genesis Project to great acclaim, which he now offers in a new arrangement made especially for CMI’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. Mark, on piano, will be joined by Dan Weiss on guitar/keyboards, Tony Tino on bass, and Warren Odze on drums, along with vocalists Emily Bindiger and Angela Clemmons.

175th Anniversary Special Service

Homecoming 2011 photo by John Nicolau, Class of 1981. 175 balloon.

October 16 – 7:00 p.m.
This month’s 175th Anniversary Special Shabbat Service honors our long time members (those who have been affiliated with CMI for 36 or more years). The service begins at 7:00 p.m.; oneg follows.

Life Is Delicious


October 18
LID will be back in the kitchen to cook for Columbus House’s overflow shelter. This session is for the 6th and 7th grade family mitzvah project.

MITYOR Pumpkin Carving


October 25 – 12:00 noon
MITYOR is celebrating Fall with Pumpkin Carving. Come have pizza and an afternoon of fun. All 8th – 12th graders are invited.

Tot Shabbat


October 30 – 6:00 p.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.

Social Action Shabbat: Jew vs. Jew-Who Killed Yitchak Rabin?


October 30 – 7:30 p.m.
On this 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, we will hold a forum following services to discuss the rising tensions between the religious settler community and Israeli secular society. Services begin at 7:30 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Social Action Committee.

Book Discussion

cup of coffe and opened book

November 4 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

175th Anniversary Celebration

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November 7 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate CMI’s 175th Anniversary. Our celebration evening begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction with piano music provided by Jack Lipson. Dinner and dancing follow with music provided by Snake Oil. Meals catered by Emily’s Catering Group. Reservations are due by October 18.

Family Service & Birthday Blessings


November 13 – 7:00 p.m.
At Family Services, we will be celebrating Birthday Blessings. If your child was born in November and will be at services, please call Tamara at (203) 288-3877.

Brotherhood Table Talk


November 15 – 10:00 a.m.
The Brotherhood is pleased to welcome back Jeffrey Sonnenfeld for it’s next table talk discussion on Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. Sonnenfeld is associate dean at the Yale School of Management and an expert on corporate leadership. He has been cited frequently in the recent 2016 Republican presidential campaigns.

Mitzvah Mall


November 22 – 10:00 a.m.
CMI holds its 15th 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. Both adults and children are encouraged to “shop” the mall. The event is open to the community.

Tot Program


February 7 – 9:30 a.m.
Join our Preschool and Kadima classes, listen to stories, sing with Elise, and create a special craft project around the Jewish holidays. Our Tot Program is designed for CMI & MINS families with children age 5 years and under. Crafts will be geared for students ages 2-5 but students younger can complete the project with their parents. All programs are free. Snack is provided.

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