Celebration, 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: email@example.com
See the resources tab below for Sisterhood documents and the contact tab for our leadership team.
Ellen Ranard, Gail Dezube and Ellice Stern – Sisterhood Co-Presidents for the 2017-2018 year.
Ellen Ranard, Gail Dezube, and Ellice Stern
Check out the 2018 Sisterhood Events Calendar for all our events.
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
$5.00 will be collected from each participant to benefit Sisterhood.
RSVP to Carolyn W. or firstname.lastname@example.org
Theater Event “Bad Jews” Next Stop Theater – Herndon
RSVP by Thursday, May 24, 2017 (sorry too late to RSVP for the Group Discount)
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: email@example.com
$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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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
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.
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