This coming winter marks the 10th year for Abraham’s Tent, an interfaith program in which churches, synagogues and mosques partner to house individuals from Columbus House’s overflow shelter.
This year, Congregation Mishkan Israel will host Abraham’s Tent during the week of January 14-20. During their stay, the stigma of homelessness disappears as the group is welcomed as guests into a friendly and relaxed atmosphere of enjoying dinner, playing cards, watching TV and schmoozing with caring volunteers before going to bed. In the morning, they wake up to a hearty breakfast and then leave for the day with brown bag lunches decorated by children in the CMI’s Religious School.
Interfaith Service Honors Dr. Martin Luther King
Congregation Mishkan Israel’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service will be on Friday evening, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. Faith leaders from the Jewish, Catholic, Christian, Muslim, Bahai and Unitarian Universalist traditions will join their new rabbi, Rabbi Brian Immerman, in leading services. The event is free and open to the community.
Families Invited to Celebrate Tot Shabbat, Tu B’Shevat
Congregation Mishkan Israel invites families with children six years and under to a Tot Shabbat on Friday, January 4, at 6 p.m., Saturday, January 26, at 10:30 a.m., and Friday, February 1, at 6 p.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel also invites families with children six years and under to a Tot Tu B’Shevat Program on Sunday, January 13, at 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Mishkan Israel is a reform synagogue located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For more information, call (203) 288-3877.