Coming Events

Family Service & Birthday Blessings


April 25 – 7:00 p.m.
At this monthly Family Service, we will be celebrating Birthday Blessings. If your child was born in April and will be at services, please call Tamara at (203) 288-3877.

Sunday Morning Yoga


April 27 – 9:45 a.m.
Quiet your mind, open your body and bring balance to your life. Make time for yourself. Make time for yoga. Classes run Sundays 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. the weeks of Religious School.

Beading Class


Sunday, April 27 – 12:30 p.m.
Looking for a special gift to give for Mother’s Day? Consider making your own jewelry for your favorite lady. It’s a great thing for moms and daughters to do together. The cost is $18 for the class (which includes lunch) and $20 for the kit (which is yours to keep). Space limited to 16 people. RSVP to the office.

Ritual Committee Table Talk

bible study

April 27 – 9:45 a.m.
The Reform Movement is in the process of preparing a new High Holy Day prayerbook (Machzor). The Ritual Committee is hosting a variety of opportunities for CMI members to sample and discuss the draft prayerbook to help CMI decide whether to adopt the new book. Additional sessions will be held on May 9 at the oneg after Shabbat evening services, and on May 17 at Bible Study class.

Book Discussion

cup of coffe and opened book

April 30 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Volumes 1 & II by James McBride. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

Chevra Hands

caring shawl

May 4 – 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.

CMI-JCRC Mitzvah Day

Walk against Hunger 2014

May 4 – 2:00 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel is pleased to be participating in the Jewish Community Relations Council Mitzvah Day/Day of Engagement Event that will focus this year exclusively on generating teams from area synagogues to participate in the Connecticut Food Bank’s Walk against Hunger. Join Team Mishkan Israel on Sunday, May 4. The three mile walk starts at 1:00 PM at East Rock Park, New Haven.

Brotherhood Annual Deli & Comedy Night

Deli Night

May 10 – 6:00 p.m.
The Brotherhood of Men and Women present their 9th annual Deli and Comedy Night. This year’s featured comedian is Rich Ceisler. Admission will be available at the door. Click here for an order form.

Plant Sale


May 11 – 9:00 a.m.
The Gift Shop’s annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale is Sunday, May 11, 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.

MINS Cookbook Sale


May 11 – 9:00 a.m.
The Mishkan Israel Nursery School new cookbook will be available for purchase during Religious School in time for Mother’s Day. This treasured collection of recipes comes from our MINS parents, teachers, and CMI members and reflects the wonderful multi-cultural nature of our community. There is something for everyone.

Religious School Field Day


May 11 – 10:00 a.m.
Students will enjoy an end-of-year celebration with Field Day. After lots of fun and games, the students and parents are invited to a school-wide assembly at 11:30 a.m.

Cantor's Concert

cantor's concert

June 1 – 3:30 p.m.
CMI’s annual Cantor’s Concert this year features the brilliant classical guitarist Gerard Edery and the renowned storyteller Penninah Schram, who together will present a wonderful program called “The StoryTeller and the Minstrel.” Click here for a reservation form.

Confirmation & Shavuot Service


June 3- 7:00 p.m.
The Confirmation Class of 2014 lead Shavuot Services in a special ceremony. Each confirmand will speak about the Class theme: Israel.

Annual Meeting


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

Brotherhood Award of Merit


June 13 – 6:00 p.m.
The Brotherhood of Men & Women host their annual Award of Merit Service to honor individuals for service to the community. An oneg precedes the service at 5:30 p.m.

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