Education

The Fox Valley synagogue, Moses Montefiore Congregation, has an integrated Religious School program which incorporates the Sunday School and Hebrew School into a comprehensive program.

Sunday School & Hebrew School

All grades below third meet only on Sundays. Beginning in the third grade and running through B’nai Mitzvah, our classes meet once a week in the evenings, as well as on Sunday mornings. Additional individual preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvah is scheduled during additional hours of the week.

We will have an "Abba, Eema, and Me" group for children (up through kindergarten age) and their parents for an hour during the school year. The emphasis will be on hands-on activities.

Our curriculum includes history, holidays, life cycle, ethics, bible studies, Israel, Hebrew reading, and liturgy and Jewish identity (including cooking). Our school calendar approximately parallels the public school year.

As a small congregational school our Fox Valley synagogue is able to accommodate the individual personalities and needs of students through small classes.

Our Youth Group for post B’nai Mitzvah youth meets monthly with the rabbi. They occasionally lead services and participate in other synagogue and community activities.

For more information about the Moses Montefiore Appleton synagogue's religious school, feel free to email the principal or call (920) 733-1848.

Children's Services

Practicing Prayer, Reading & Chanting Online!

  1. Go to Behrman House Online Learning Center. You may already be registered, but if not, you’ll need to do so before continuing.
  2. Click on: Learn > Practice Hebrew Prayers

Practice List

(from highest to lowest priority)

Note: on many selections on the behrmanhouse site, you can click on the # to hear the entire sentence, or on an individual word to hear that word alone.

1. Sh’ma
  1. Reading
  2. Chanting

2. Baruch Shem K’vod
  1. Reading
  2. Chanting: n/a

3. V’ahavta
  1. Reading
  2. Chanting (1) and Chanting (2)

4. Birchot HaTorah (Torah Blessings)
  1. Before the Torah reading
    1. Reading
    2. Chanting
  2. After the Torah reading
    1. Reading: tba
    2. Chanting
5. Aleinu
  1. Reading
  2. Chanting (1), Chanting (2), and Chanting (3)

6. Kaddish
  1. Reading
  2. Chanting mourners’ Kaddish: tba

7. Sim Shalom
  1. Reading
  2. Chanting (more tba)