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Sisterhood

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; Preschol specialty programs; summer camp scholarships; the Erev Rosh Hashanah Oneg; B’nai Mitzvah, Confirmation, Conversions gifts; and more.

 

Please join us by completing the 2017 Sisterhood Membership Form.  Get Involved, Meet New Friends, Make Connections!

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

Questions?  Please contact our Co-Presidents, Ellen Ranard Gail Dezube & Ellice Stern:  sisterhoodpresident@nvhcrestonreston.org

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

 

Sisterhood Presidents

Ellen Ranard, Gail Dezube and Ellice Stern – Sisterhood Co-Presidents for the 2017-2018 year.

 

Ellen Ranard, Gail Dezube, and Ellice Stern

Upcoming Events

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

 

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 sent out in the weekly Sisterhood Email.

When:  Monday, May 14, 2018  at 12:15 pm

Where: Kalypso 

1617 Washington Plaza (Lake Anne)

Reston

 

$5.00 will be collected from each participant to benefit Sisterhood.

RSVP to  Carolyn W. or   sisterhoodpresident@nvhcreston.org

Theater Event “Bad Jews” Next Stop  Theater – Herndon

RSVP by Thursday, May 24, 2017  (sorry too late to RSVP for the Group Discount)

RSVP to sisterhoodpresident@nvhcreston.org

Tickets are $35.00 plus $2.00 service fee.

General admission seating           Friends are invited!        Show is 90 minutes

Dinner at 6:00 at A Taste of the World, in the same complex on Spring Street

By your ticket(s) individually, online or at the box office, as soon as possible to insure they are available: http://www.nextstoptheatre.org/shows/badjews/ )

Sisterhood End-of-Year Brunch – NEW DATE – June 3rd

Brush up on your NVHC knowledge and find out just how much you know about Sisterhood. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

  • Celebrate our successful year together.
  • Vote on the 2018/2019 budget, the new slate of Sisterhood Board members and other business.
  • Bring unopened, travel size  toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc.) to be  donated to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter.

RSVP by May 25: sisterhoodmembership@nvhcreston.org

$12 check payable to NVHC Sisterhood and mail it to 1441 Wiehle Ave. 20190 or drop it off at NVHC.

Please mark your calendar NOW and plan to join us!

Questions?  Please contact our Co-Membership Chairs, Nicki Halterman Mitchell or Fay Gubin: sisterhoodmembership@nvhcreston.org

Annual Rummage Sale – NEW DATE – Sunday, June 10th, 8 am to Noon

Location: NVHC Sanctuary and Social Hall

Start cleaning out your closets! 

Drop-off at the Social Hall Closet any of these days and times:

Tuesday, June 5: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;

Thursday, June 7: 8:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 9: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We need lots of volunteers before, during, and after the sale — men, women, and middle school and high school students.

Go to SignUp Genius to help make this event another great success. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4da8aa2ea75-rummage3

 Contact Judy Naiman at rummagesale@nvhcreston.org with any questions.

What to donate? 

What sells:   books, clothing, accessories, housewares, jewelry, lamps, small furniture, toys

What does not sell:  appliances, outdated electronics, keyboard, technology; florist vases; items with corporate logos, musical instruments

Sisterhood Board Meetings

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

Next date:  Thursday, May 10, 2018:   7:00 pm -8:30 pm, Multipurpose Room.

Questions?  Please contact our Co-President, Ellen Ranard, Gail Dezube or Ellice Stern: sisterhoodpresidents@nvhcreston.org

Boutique at NVHC

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 in Reston, VA. 

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

The Boutique is open during religious school hours on Tuesday evenings  (~4 to 7 pm) and Sunday mornings (~9:30 to noon) and also by appointment.  Shawn is often around on weekday mornings during pre-school, 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 boutique@nvhcreston.org   See our webpage

 

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: 2017 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: 2017 Cell Phone Collection

(iii) 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),

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

(v)  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: 2017 Warm Up America

(vi) Children’s clothing and books (for ages infant to age 3 only), to support Northern Virginia Family Services, Early Head Start Program in Sterling (collection box in Preschool wing).  For more information contact SisterhoodSocialAction@nvhcreston.org

SH Cornerstone walk 2014

 

Sisterhood has “adopted” the Northern Virginia Family Service’s Early Head Start Program in Sterling. The center provides daycare to 32 economically-disadvantaged children aged 0 – 3. In partnership with Cindi Drake, NVHC Director of Early Childhood Education and the NVHC Preschool parents, we are collecting donations of children’s and infant’s clothing, books and diapers. We plan on volunteering throughout the year where we will be playing with the toddlers, reading them stories, creating art or music projects and rocking infants. Why not consider joining us the next time we volunteer?  If interested, contact  SisterhoodSocialAction@nvhcreston.org for more details.

 

Recent Events:

Wegman’s Cooking Demonstration, February 11, 2018

Sisterhood Membership Lunch -Sharing personal artifacts & keepsakes.

Sunday January 28th.  A wonderful potluck lunch and many keepsakes to share

   

 

Sisterhood Chocolate & Champagne Dinner,  September 17, 2017

Hosted by Fay Gubin

 

 

 

Sisterhood Social Action:   Volunteers at Head Start Program in Sterling, VA

Sisterhood members participated in Dr. Seuss Day at the Sterling Head Start. They enjoyed reading  stories, making hats, and cooking with the children   Sisterhood donates diapers and books thanks to the generosity of NVHC Preschool  parents.  Sisterhood members volunteer to read and help with activities, with the toddlers and infants at Head Start.   Please consider volunteering for future Head Start activities.

Sisterhood Social Action:   Volunteers at Women Giving Back Store

 

 

 

Contact

Officers & Board members:

Officers:

Gail Dezube, Ellen Ranard & Ellice Stern,  Co-Presidents…..SisterhoodPresident@nvhcreston.org

Ruth Ruttenberg, Treasurer
Marsha Sheinman, Secretary

 

Board Members:

Fay Gubin, Membership Co-Chair…..sisterhoodmembership@nvhcreston.org

Nicki Halterman-Mitchell, Membership Co-Chair…..sisterhoodmembership@nvhcreston.org

Julie Galton, Programming Chair…..sisterhoodprogramming@nvhcreston.org

Suzi Stone, Immediate Past President & Fundraising Co-Chair

Carolyn Wesoky, Fundraising Co-Chair & Oneg Chair…..oneg@nvhcreston.org

Lisa Folb, Social Action…..sisterhoodsocialaction@nvhcreston.org

Peggy Nelson, Communications Co-Chair (Weekly Email)…..sisterhoodweekly@nvhcreston.org

Linda Gordon, Communications Co-Chair (Website)

Carol Berman, Communications Co-Chair (Artistic Design)

Shawn Harris, Judaica Shop & Preschool Liaison …..boutique@nvhcreston.org
Iris Zimmerman Garza,  Religious School Liaison

Isabel Einzig-Wein, WRJ Liaison

 

Other Committee Chairs:

Judy Naiman, Rummage Sale…..rummagesale@nvhcreston.org

Joanne Schamest & Anita Flower, Mah Jongg Tournment…..MahJonggTournament@nvhcreston.org

Events

May
25
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service
May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Friday evening is your chance to disconnect from the outside world, join with family and friends, and welcome Shabbat!  Following our worship service we have a delicious oneg (cookies, fruit and sweets to bring in Shabbes joy)!

 

Jun
1
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Friday evening is your chance to disconnect from the outside world, join with family and friends, and welcome Shabbat!  Following our worship service we have a delicious oneg (cookies, fruit and sweets to bring in Shabbes joy)!

 

Jun
2
Sat
Tot Shabbat
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Nothing is more heartwarming than the sight of the youngest members of our community running to the Sanctuary for Shabbat!  Tot Shabbat affords our children and their families the time and space to Torah Talk (1)truly experience the joys of Shabbat led by clergy.  Songs, stories, plenty of active participation and an Ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs for the children to dance with.  What could be better?  Well, maybe the Oneg!

Then we join Cindi Drake, Director of Early Childhood Education, as she guides the children through some really fun activities.

Questions?  Contact Cindi Drake at Cindi@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 435-8829.

Jun
3
Sun
Sisterhood Year-End Brunch @ Mon Ami Gabi
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jun
8
Fri
Kugel Cafe @ Multi Purpose Room
Jun 8 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Shabbat Dinner for those that are members of NVHC that are age 55+
For more information and to RSVP click here

Menu:

Chinese (sweet/sour) Meatballs

Vegetable Stir Fry

Fried Rice

Mixed Organic Greens with Sliced Strawberries and Candied Pecans

Challah and margarine

Coffee, Tea, Wine

 

In addition to making a reservation for dinner by paying, please let Marsha Sheinman, mssheinman@yahoo.com or 540-521-1692 know that you are coming

 

KUGEL CAFE DINNER sponsored by the Silver Line - 2018

  • Price: $20.00 Quantity:
    Latest Registration - Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
  • Price: $22.00 Quantity:
    Latest Registration - Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
  • Price: $0.00
Bring Your Own Shabbat Dinner (BYOSHD)
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BYO Shabbat Dinner!

Join with NVHC friends to Connect on Shabbat

Do you ever feel too busy to cook some nights, let alone invite friends over? We hear you! Starting this fall, we are encouraging families to join together for an informal dairy Shabbat dinner at NVHC.   Bring your own dinner (takeout, homemade, whatever!) and come to the Social Hall to relax and connect with friends before Friday night services.

All are welcome!  Families with children are encouraged to attend.  We love having children help open the ark and participate in services but if you can’t stay that’s ok!  Join us for lighting the candles or whatever works for you.  The idea is to come together and connect on Shabbat.  Mark your calendar now! 

BYO Shabbat Dinner dates:

June 8        (coincides with Atid Shabbat)

*BYOSHD starts at 6:00pm, followed by candle lighting and services at 7pm*

Please bring a dairy or parve meal (no pork, shell fish, meat or chicken).  Challah, paper products and water will be provided.  Any questions, please contact Hilary Wilkenfeld, 703-835-2938, or hmwilkenfeld@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in ordering a Pizza please click here.

Jun
10
Sun
Sisterhood Rummage Sale @ Sanctuary/Social Hall
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE SPONSORED BY SISTERHOOD

Sunday, June 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NVHC Sanctuary and Social Hall 

TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING! 

Drop-off at the Social Hall Closet any of these days and times:

Tuesday, June 5: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 6: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;

Thursday, June 7: 8:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 9: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

We need lots of volunteers before, during, and after the sale — men, women, and middle school and high school students. Go to SignUp Genius to help make this event another great success.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4da8aa2ea75-rummage3

 Contact Judy Naiman at rummagesale@nvhcreston.org with any questions.

 

What to donate? Some donations sell well, some donations do not sell at all. Here are some examples:

What Sells                                                             What Does Not Sell

Books                                                                     Appliances

Clothing & Accessories                                      Outdated electronics, keyboards, technology

Housewares                                                          Florist vases

Jewelry                                                                  Items with Corporate Logos

Lamps & Small Furniture                                  Musical instruments

Toys

Jun
14
Thu
Membership Engagement Task Force Meeting @ Multi-Purpose Room
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NVHC’s Membership Engagement Task Force is actively working to develop new initiatives, raise our visibility, connect volunteers to opportunities, and provide a positive, welcoming experience for all. The task force is made up of a fabulous group of mutli-generational members and we’d love to have more members join the team. We are creating new chavurah groups, planning social events in member homes, invigorating our new member program, starting a lunch with clergy program, and lots more! Getting involved is a great way to meet new people, make a valuable contribution, and have fun! So come to our meeting or contact Miriam Wolman at vpmembership@nvhcreston.org

Jun
15
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service with Kol Shirah
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Friday evening is your chance to disconnect from the outside world, join with family and friends, and welcome Shabbat with the sweet sound of Kol Shirah!  Following our worship service we have a delicious oneg (cookies, fruit and sweets to bring in Shabbes joy)!

Jun
22
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Friday evening is your chance to disconnect from the outside world, join with family and friends, and welcome Shabbat!  Following our worship service we have a delicious oneg (cookies, fruit and sweets to bring in Shabbes joy)!

 

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