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.

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)
Adult Ed

Adult Education

Moses Montefiore Congregation offers adult education and discussion groups led by our Rabbi, members of our congregation as well as outside resources. Please consult our calendar for details.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat meets once a month on a Friday evening at 6:15 p.m. to light candles and for a short service followed by a simple dinner together of freshly baked challah, mac ‘n cheese, fruits and vegetables. We have time for shmoozing before leaving. The regular Friday night service begins at 7:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, but RSVP is appreciated so we have enough food and chairs. This service is intended for families with children from birth to eight. Of course, grandparents are always welcome! See our calendar for details.

Children's Services