Coming Events

Tot Shabbat


December 6 – 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.

Chevra Hands

caring shawl

October 26 – 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.

Brotherhood Table Talk


October 26 – 10:00 a.m.
The Brotherhood will host their first table talk discussion of the year on Sunday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Host Fred Richter, a college counselor at Hamden Hall, will talk about the college application process. Table Talks are informal open discussions on topics of interest, hosted by experts.

Life Is Delicious


October 26
LID will be back in the kitchen for the first time this season 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.

Sunday Morning Yoga


November 2 – 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. Additional Classes will be held on November 9, 16 and 23.

Family Service & Birthday Blessings


November 21 – 2:00 p.m.
Our monthly Family Service includes Birthday Blessings. If your child was born in November and will be at services, please call Tamara at (203) 288-3877.

Robert E. Goldburg Peace & Justice Service


December 5 – 7:30 p.m.
CMI is proud to welcome Rev. Marilyn Kendrix, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation at New Haven’s Church of the Redeemer as this year’s Robert E. Goldburg Peace & Justice Service speaker. Rev. Kendrix will speak on “What the Lord Required: After Prison, What? How to End Recidivism.” The community is invited.

Mitzvah Mall


December 7 – 10:00 a.m.
CMI holds its 14th 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.

Chanukah Torch Run


December 14 – 9:00 a.m.
All interested runners are invited to join in the fun. We’ll meet at the top of East Rock Park and run to Mishkan Israel (a 2.5 mile course). We’ll be carrying the authentic torch found in Modiin, the town where Chanukah originated. At the conclusion, the torch will be used to light a hanukkiah at a special Chanukah assembly for the Religious School. All the children will sing their favorite Chanukah songs and get to eat latkes and applesauce and get a special Chanukah treat

Chanukah Dinner


December 19 – 5:45 p.m.
Everyone is invited to CMI’s annual community Chanukah Dinner. The dinner features traditional Friday night foods as well as latkes and other favorite Chanukah treats.

Our Chanukah Family Service follows at 7:00 p.m.

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