February 1 – 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.
February 6 – 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.
February 11 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
175th Anniversary Special Service
February 13 – 6:00 p.m.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, our 175th Anniversary Special Shabbat Service this month honors those who were married at CMI or by CMI clergy. The service begins at 6:00 p.m.; oneg follows.
February 21 – 7:00 p.m.
The Brotherhood is hosting Wintertime Freylich celebration to bring some light and levity into your winter. Jewish storytellers Renee Brachfeld and Mark Novak will be our special guests. The Nu Haven Kapelye will be playing. This family-friendly event includes a wine tasting, dessert buffet and door prizes. Click here for a reservation form.
Sunday Morning Yoga
February 22 – 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.
Social Action Film Series
February 28 – 7:30 p.m.
The Social Action Committee’s “Saturday Night at the Movies” series featuring Israeli/Palestinian films kicks off in 2015 on February 28. Dr. Shiri Goren, Senior Lector in Modern Hebrew at Yale University, will screen and moderate discussion of several episodes of “Arab Labor,” a critically acclaimed comedy series from Israel that was created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Arab journalist and author of a weekly satirical column in Ha’aretz.
175th Anniversary Art & Architecture Tour
Sunday, 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.
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.
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.
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 Cantor's Concert
May 31 – 4:00 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. Details to follow.
Enjoy watching The Maccabeats here.