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.

We offer exciting and interesting educational programs, social events, and just plain fun.

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

Click here to read more about all the amazing things Sisterhood does.

Membership 2019

Membership is open to all women, Jewish or not Jewish, members of NVHC or not.

Click here to fill out an online membership form (don’t worry, you can still pay by check), or click here to print and bring in a paper form. All checks should be made out to NVHC. Thank you for joining our Sisterhood.

Upcoming Events

Thu 13

Sisterhood Board Meeting

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sep 10

Sisterhood Board Meeting

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 08

Sisterhood Board Meeting

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 12

Sisterhood Board Meeting

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Even More Upcoming Events

NVHC Boutique

Shop for all your 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, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Summer Hours: By appointment.

Contact:   Shawn at  ShowClick Here to View Contact Information

Current Collection Drives/Social Action Initiatives

Sisterhood Clothing Drive – Year Round

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.

Join us on February 15 from 8:30 am-10:30 am to sort clothes and help clients shop. See the calendar entry for RSVP information.

More About Sisterhood

Full 2019/2020 Calendar

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:

  • Gently used winter coats, gloves and (new) hats to support Cornerstones (Collection box is located in the Sanctuary coat closet from November – January).  More information at: Sisterhood Annual Coat Drive
  • 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
  • Toiletries to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston (collection at Sisterhood Membership Events),
  • 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
  • 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),



President: Fay Gubin

Vice President: Lisa Folb

Secretary: Linda Gordon

Treasurer: Ruth Ruttenberg

Immediate Past Presidents: Gail Dezube and Ellen Ranard

Board Members / Program Chairs

Communications – Newsletter & Website: Mary Ann Ressin

Fundraising: Peggy Nelson

Good and Welfare: Marsha Sheinman

Membership: Joyce Schueftan

Onegs: Carolyn Wesoky

Programming: Gail Dezube

Social Action: Ellen Ezrol

Board Members / Liaison Positions

Religious School: Michelle Kranzberg

Non-Board Positions

Boutique/Judaica Shop Manager: Shawn Harris

Communications – Newsletter & Website Assistant: Nina Falci

Membership Chair Assistants: Judi Ornoff and Michele Probst

Programming Chair Assistant: Julie Galton

Sisterhood Board Meetings

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

Questions?  Please contact our President Fay Gubin: ShowClick Here to View Contact Information

Sisterhood Board Documents