Coming Events

Sunday Morning Yoga


March 1 – 9:45 a.m.
Yoga in the morning? What a great way to start your Sundays. Yoga is a wonderful way to become physically, mentally, and emotionally more balanced and this multi-level yoga class will get you moving, twisting, and balancing your way to a healthier you. All levels welcome, but please be prepared to sweat. Cost is $10. Please bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel to class.

175th Anniversary Art & Architecture Tour


March 1 – 10:00 a.m.
Architect Ben Ledbetter leads this tour of Mishkan Israel’s outstanding art and architecture. The tour will showcase the work of architects Fritz Nathan and Bertram Bassuk, who designed the current synagogue. Also featured are stained glass windows by famous artists Jean-Jacques Duval and Robert Pinart, a Menorah tapestry, original drawing of Maimonides and 25′ high mosaic ark by well-known artist Ben Shahn. Several additional pieces by Ben Shahn are also included in the exhibit as well as many additional paintings, prints and pieces of sculpture by various other Jewish artists. The presentation is open to the public. Read more in the Jewish Ledger article.

Tot Program


March 1 – 9:30 a.m.
Join our Preschool and Kadima teachers, listen to stories, sing with Elise, and create a special craft project around the Jewish year — this month we’ll celebrate Purim. Our new 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.

Megillah Reading


March 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Join in our Erev Purim Service as we tell the story of Esther in the most hilarious manner possible. Adults and children are invited to dress in costume.

Purim Carnival


March 8 – 10:00 a.m.
MITYOR hosts our annual Purim Carnival for kids of all ages. Play all your favorite games and win lots of prizes! Don’t forget the moon bounce. Hot dogs, pizza, hamantaschen and more available for purchase.

175th Anniversary Offenbach Music Service


March 13 – 7:00 p.m.
In celebration of our 175th Anniversary, this year’s Offenbach Music Service will honor musicians, vocalists and artists who have contributed to CMI. The Nu Haven Kapelye and CMI Chorale will be our musical guests.

Chevra Hands

caring shawl

March 15 – 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.

Gift Shop Israeli Jewelry Show


March 15 – 9:30 a.m.
The Gift Shop is excited to host a Jewelry Show by Israeli designer Yael Avraham. Yael seeks out stones in their natural state and combines them with simplistic and contemporary metal design. She likes to create “unique symbols of the perfect imperfection that’s found in nature.” Come see these one-of-a-kind designs. You’ll find a perfect addition to your Spring wardrobe — and maybe an early Mother’s Day gift. The show runs 9:30-12:30.

Brotherhood Table Talk


March 22 – 10:00 a.m.
The Brotherhood and 175th Anniversary Committee will host a special table talk discussion on Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. Hedda Kopf, longtime member of the Quinnipiac University faculty and the author of Understanding Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl, will lead a discussion about Donald Margulies’ The Model Apartment. Linda Lindroth will moderate the discussion.

Life Is Delicious


March 22
LID will be back in the kitchen to cook for Columbus House’s overflow shelter. Volunteers are needed to shop, set-up, cook, clean, and serve at this and future sessions. Advance sign up is required. Slots fill quickly.

Book Discussion

cup of coffe and opened book

March 25 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

Annual Passover Seder


April 4 – 6:00 p.m.
CMI hosts our annual community Passover Seder on the second night. Join in as Rabbi Brockman leads us through the haggadah and Cantor Giglio leads us in song. Members of the community are invited. Click here for a reservation form or register online.

175th Anniversary Special Service


April 17 – 6:00 p.m.
This month’s 175th Anniversary Special Shabbat Service honors the many who have served CMI in a volunteer capacity — helping with committees, activities, special projects. The service begins at 7:00 p.m.; oneg follows.

Tot Shabbat


April 25 – 10:30 a.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.

175th Anniversary Cantor's Concert


May 31 – 3:30 p.m.
In celebration of our 175th Anniversary, CMI is delighted to present The Maccabeats as the featured entertainer for this year’s Cantor’s Concert. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages. Reserve now online.

Enjoy watching The Maccabeats here.

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