Women of NVHC – Supporting one Another, our Temple and our Extended Community

Celebrating, Learning, and Giving with Acts of Loving Kindness

Fourteen members of the Women of NVHC gathered on the evening of April 19th when Lauren Katz, Head Baker at The Differences Bakery in Ashburn, instructed us on how to make bagels. We kneaded, rolled, shaped, topped and, after we watched the pot boil, ate the fruits of our labors.  It was great fun!

Upcoming Events

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President’s Message

The Women of NVHC are excited to be kicking off another year of creating connections and memories with all our members!

You may have noticed that we recently had a name change! We have voted to change our name from Sisterhood to Women of NVHC. We welcome and encourage all the Women of NVHC to join our vibrant and energetic group! We think that the connections that you make and the support that you receive will inspire you, as well as wrap you in the feelings of warmth, acceptance and belonging. We may have changed our name, but we encourage all Women of NVHC to become a thriving member of our loving community!

Our new Board was installed at our end of year brunch on June 12. We had a tremendous turn-out for this great event! The event, the food, the games, and the networking were a huge success. We are planning more exciting events for the coming year, and we want you to be a part of our gatherings! As you know, we are continually evaluating the health and safety requirements for all our events, but we hope to offer more in-person events this coming year.

Our membership drive kicks off in August, but we welcome new members throughout the year. Whether you are new to the community or a long-time resident, we welcome you to join us. We are an inclusive community for all NVHC women – married, partnered, single, divorced, or widowed – with or without children – Jewish and non-Jewish – we want to welcome you all to our thriving group! We hope you’ll take advantage of all we have to offer, and become an integral part of our vibrant and supportive community. And, if you are a new NVHC member, we welcome you with one year of free membership to our Women of NVHC group!

We invite all of you to join us to further our mission of promoting camaraderie, esprit de corps, spirituality, and participation in tikkun olam. We support one another, our Temple, and our extended community through a variety of activities, and with acts of loving kindness. We are always looking for innovative ways to offer opportunities and events that will encourage celebrating, learning, and giving to all Women of NVHC. Please do not hesitate to contact me with an idea, an interest, or a new way to make connections; we welcome your thoughts and help in developing new opportunities.

We have a dedicated Board and group of committee Chairs, who are creating a dynamic calendar for the upcoming year. Join the Women of NVHC; make deep and lasting connections, and feel the warmth and support of belonging to this great group of Women. We are here to support you! We look forward to welcoming you to our activities soon!


Peggy Nelson
Women of NVHC President

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Current Collection Drives/Social Action Initiatives

Women of NVHC 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.

More About Women of NVHC



President: Peggy Nelson

Secretary: Ellen Rugel

Treasurer: Ruth Ruttenberg

Immediate Past Presidents: Ellen Ranard and Lisa Folb

Board Members / Program Chairs

Boutique/Judaica Shop

Online Sales: Fay Gubin

Manager: TBD

Communications – Newsletter & Website: Irene James

Good and Welfare: Marsha Sheinman

Membership: Steffanie Bergman

Programming: Adele Denny and Norma de Beer

Social Action: Kris Rose

Board Members / Liaison Positions

Religious School and Early Childhood Education: Rebecca Trager

Non-Board Positions

Communications: Newsletter & Website: Nina Falci

Membership Forms

Social Action/Collection Drives

Women of NVHC’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.

We also have 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
  • 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 and travel size toiletries to Women Giving Back, to provide free clothing to homeless women and their children (Women Giving Back (WGB) box in the Sanctuary coat closet),

Women of NVHC Board Documents

Women of NVHC Board Meetings

Monthly on Mondays at NVHC (usually the second Monday of the month, unless the date conflicts with a holiday).

Questions?  Please contact our President Peggy Nelson at Women of NVHC President@NVHCreston.org