Sisterhood_Logo_Final_Lettering_P_13Aug16Celebration, Education, Dedication

Sisterhood is a heart-centered tapestry of women working together as one big family.

Each member of the NVHC Sisterhood is unique, bringing talent and expertise to further our mission of promoting camaraderie, esprit de corps, spirituality and participation in “tikkun olam” – repairing the world.


Your dues and additional donations help to support Sisterhood programs and gifts to NVHC’s music program; Preschool specialty programs; summer camp scholarships; the Erev Rosh Hashanah Oneg; B’nai Mitzvah, Confirmation, Conversions gifts, baby gifts; and more.


Check out the 2018-2019 Sisterhood Events Calendar and mark your calendar to join us at some of our activities.  


See the resources tab below for Sisterhood documents and the contact tab for our leadership team.


Sisterhood President

Fay Gubin – Sisterhood President for the 2018-2019 year.

At this year’s annual kick-off event, I had the pleasure of speaking with a few women I have known in Temple life for many years but was surprised to see them at a Sisterhood event.  I learned that one of them had been a long time member of NVHC but had never been a member of NVHC Sisterhood.  She said it was just the right time for her to join now and see what it was about.

In today’s fast paced world where we feel there just isn’t time to squeeze everything in to our daily lives, I wonder when is “just the right time” to join Sisterhood. Why not now?

Try to carve out some time this coming year to focus yourselves on spirituality, socializing, tikkun olam and advocacy.  Take a look at our upcoming programs and see what interests you.  Feel the warmth and support that comes with being a Sisterhood member.

It felt good to reconnect with my long-time acquaintance and I hope she and others find opportunities to make deeper connections through Sisterhood.

Yours in Sisterhood,


Sisterhood Membership Form for 2018-2019

Please join us by completing the  Membership form below – Get involved & Make Connections!

Why join Sisterhood?   2018-2019 NVHC Sisterhood One Page Information Sheet

Please open this link to  print & send in your 2018-2019 Sisterhood Membership Form 2018-2019 NVHC Sisterhood Membership Form

Check out the 2018-2019 Sisterhood Events Calendar for all our events.


Upcoming Events:



The Boutique at NVHC – Get Your Chanukah menorah, candles, gelt, gift wrap and gifts

Shop for Judaica gifts at our Judaica Store!  

The Boutique at NVHC is a Sisterhood-run Judaica gift store, located within Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation.

Fall, Winter  & Spring Hours: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or by appointment.  Summer Hours:  By appointment

The Boutique is open during religious school hours on Tuesday evenings  (~4 to 7 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (~9:30 a.m. to noon) and also by appointment.  Shawn is often around on weekday mornings during preschool, so she is happy to meet you at the store and show you our wonderful new merchandise – Judaica and Chanukah gifts.

Contact: Shawn Harris, Judaica Shop & Preschool Liaison    See our web page


Global Lunch

Join us for our monthly informal lunch at a local restaurant.  The day, time and restaurant changes each month.  We experiment with different international cuisine.  Details are also sent out in the weekly Sisterhood Email.


Global Lunch Event  – Zeffirelli Ristorante

Where:   728 Pine Street, Downtown Herndon, VA

When: Monday, December 10, 2018    Time:12:15

RSVP to  Carolyn W. or  

As usual, we will collect $5 from each participant to benefit NVHC Sisterhood




Sisterhood Board Meetings

Monthly, Thursdays at NVHC (usually the second Thursday of the month, unless a conflict with a holiday).

Next date: Thursday,  December 20th, 7:00  p.m.

Questions?  Please contact our President Fay Gubin:


Social Action/Collection Drives

Sisterhood’s social action focuses on women and children in the local community. We  organize volunteer days, participate in community walks and other events, and support NVHC’s social action program.

Sisterhood also has several ongoing collection drives:

(i) Gently used winter coats, gloves and (new) hats to support Cornerstones (Pink collection box in the Sanctuary coat closet from November – January).  More information at: NVHC Sisterhood Annual Coat Drive

(ii) Used cell phones for the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence (JCADA)  Donate phones with or without chargers, and place in the “Women Giving Back” box in the Sanctuary coat closet. JCADA will delete the data and reset the phone.  More information at: Cell Phone Collection

(iii) Toiletries to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston (collection at Sisterhood Membership Events),

(iv)  Knit or Crochet Pieces for Warm up America Warm up America collects pieces to make into blankets for those in need.  (Pieces will be collected from the Women Giving Back collection box in the Sanctuary coat closet.)  More information and instructions at: Warm Up America

(v) Gently used women’s and children’s clothing and accessories to Women Giving Back, to provide free clothing to homeless women and their children (Women Giving Back (WGB) box in the Sanctuary coat closet),

Sisterhood Social Action:   Volunteers at the Women Giving Back Store