GROUPS

MMC is a small but very active congregation. We offer many opportunities for connection. Being active makes us a stronger community.

Sisterhood

women making treats for a holiday

Ladies Auxiliary of Moses Montefiore has been helping our community and congregation for over 100 years. We simply now call ourselves “Sisterhood”. Our purpose is to support the religious school, outreach to our members and to help in all Congregational activities.

Sisterhood are members of Moses Montefiore Congregation. We encourage anyone to get involved with sisterhood as much or as little as time allows. Sisterhood warmly welcomes all new members to join our organization. We aid in charitable work in our community and wherever else help is needed in helping our fellow Jews. Sisterhood organizes families to host the Friday night Oneg Shabbats and we encourage attending religious services.

Meetings are normally held 6 times a year and dues are collected each New Year. Activities include Oneg for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Break-the-fast meal at the conclusion of Yom Kippur, supporting the religious school with Hannukah and Purim festivities and the Bi-Annual Art Auction fund-raiser showcasing local artists. We are also active in maintaining the kitchen with needed tools and gadgets. We spread “sunshine” by sending our members good wishes on birthdays, anniversaries and get well wishes when needed. We support our synagogue financially through our fundraising efforts and are always open to new ideas!

Contact us via email sisterhood@mmcappleton.com or call (920) 733-1848 

Men's Club

Group of men gathering at a baseball game

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 congregant-services@mmcappleton.com.

Connection Committee

rock painted witha  rainbow and a positive message

As commanded in the Torah, the connection committee carries out the mitzvah of supporting our families with life events.

Lifecycle events such as births, weddings, funerals, and shivas require support from the community. The connection committee coordinates these efforts whenever they are needed.

The connection committee is a small group of members committed to reaching out to the community, as we navigate these life events together.

Another aspect of the connection committee is BIKKUR CHOLIM, or visiting the sick. Our group of volunteer congregation members are available to visit members who are ill and, in certain cases provide other needed services, such as running errands, driving to medical appointments or to the synagogue.

If you are aware of someone who is sick, homebound or are in need of these services please contact connection@mmcappleton.com.

Tikkun Olam

Women making a blanket for charity

Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world is a central theme of Judaism. The mission of the Moses Montefiore Tikkun Olam Committee is to reach out to the larger community to help and support others in need. We plan and execute collection drives for food and other items for the local homeless shelter. In addition, we support and maintain contact with other local aid agencies. Although our congregation’s resources are small, we strive to make a difference in our community.

If you are interested in participating in this committee or have an idea or suggestion, please contact tikkunolam@mmcappleton.com.

Mah Jongg

Women playing Mah Jongg

A group of members and friends meet at the synagogue several days a week 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 congregant-services@mmcappleton.com.