Groups and Activities

Groups and Activities


Sisterhood is the Ladies Auxiliary of the Appleton synagogue, Moses Montefiore Congregation. Our purpose is to support the Religious School, maintain the Social Center, and to help in all Congregational activities.

Sisterhood warmly welcomes all new members to join our Appleton synagogue organization. We aid in charitable work in the community and wherever else help is needed to aid our fellow Jews. We also encourage attendance at all religious services and schedule regular hostesses for the Friday night Oneg Shabbats.

Meetings are normally scheduled every two months. Activities include, but are not limited to, an annual Break the Fast meal at the conclusion of the Yom Kippur services, a Purim carnival, and an annual art auction. Sisterhood contributes monetarily to the Religious School, the United Jewish Appeal, Synagogue and Rabbinical funds, and general congregational expenses.

Contact our Appleton synagogue via email at or call (920) 733-1848.
Sisterhood Channukah

Men’s Club

The primary objective of the Moses Montefiore Congregation Men’s Club is to provide fun social interaction for our adult male members, and other men from the Fox Cities Jewish Community. While our events are open to all members, we tend to focus on items of interest to the men in the congregation. On an as-needed basis, we also occasionally do useful projects, such as erecting the sukkah or organizing a Men’s Club-led Friday night service. But we are unapologetic about our social focus because it is an important element of building community.

Our Appleton synagogue club was re-started in 1994 because it was felt that the congregation needed more ways to encourage social interaction among members. The founding members were already overloaded with Synagogue-related administrative duties, so we enacted a single rule which has remained in a effect since 1994. The rule is: “we have no by-laws, no meeting minutes, no dues, no formal officers and no rules other than this one”.

Examples of recent events include bowling, Timber Rattlers baseball, Packers football (on TV) and breakfast gatherings. Upcoming events are posted on the Synagogue calendar.

For more information about the Men’s club, call (920) 733-1848 and leave a message or send an e-mail to

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

Mah Jongg

A group of members and friends meet at the synagogue at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays for a relaxed, friendly afternoon of Mah Jongg. This is a loosely organized group. For more information, call (920) 733-1848, or send an e-mail to