Sisterhood

Celebration, Education, Dedication

We are excited to be kicking off another year of creating connections and memories with our Sisterhood. Your Sisterhood Board has already started working on another creative year using technology to meet, gather, and learn; and, this year, we plan to hold in-person events as well.

We invite all of you to join us to further our mission of promoting camaraderie, esprit de corps, spirituality, and participation in tikkun olam.

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’d love for you to join us. Your level of participation is up to you, but we hope you’ll take advantage of all we have to offer. And, if you are a new NVHC member, we welcome you with one year of free Sisterhood membership!

In today’s fast paced world, you may feel there isn’t enough time to squeeze everything into your life. We are always looking for innovative ways to provide opportunities and events that bring learning, connection to our spiritual community, and some laughs with friends. Take a look at our programs and see what interests you; and let us know if you have an interest that is not listed. Our calendar is full of fun activities and special events.

Join the NVHC Sisterhood; make deep and lasting connections through Sisterhood; feel the warmth and support that comes with being a Sisterhood member

Lisa and Ellen
NVHC Sisterhood Co-Presidents

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Upcoming Events

Wed 29

Sisterhood’s First Global Lunch in 18 Months

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Oct 03
Oct 04

Sisterhood Board Meeting

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 17
Nov 04

More Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 7th: National Museum of American Jewish Military History (in person – inside): A private tour on site for Sisterhood members and significant others. Since colonial days, American Jews have served their country’s military. This museum honors their stories/contributions to our country.

Sunday, December 5th: KOTEL Presentation (zoom): This Zoom presentation will focus on the Kotel in Israel as a case study in Jewish Pluralism. Two amazing Israeli women will share their inspiring stories of how they came to be female activists fighting for Jewish Pluralism at the Kotel. One represents Jewish Pluralism Watch & Masorti’s Rav Siach Program and the other represents Women of the Wall (WOW).

Tuesday, December 14th: Chanukah Cooking Demonstration (zoom): Join us as Lauren Katz, head pastry chef at The Difference Baker, returns to lead us in a cooking lesson. Lauren was the 1st Season winner of the Great American Baking Show, plus has won over 50+ different cooking/baking competitions.

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.

More About Sisterhood

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
  • 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),

Leadership

Officers

Co-President: Lisa Folb and Ellen Ranard

Vice President: Michele Probst

Secretary: Ellen Rugel

Treasurer: Ruth Ruttenberg

Immediate Past President: Fay Gubin

Board Members / Program Chairs

Boutique/Judaica Shop Manager: TBD

Communications – Newsletter & Website: Mary Ann Ressin

Fundraising: TBD

Good and Welfare: Marsha Sheinman

Membership: Steffanie Bergman and Sandy Mitchell

Onegs: Esther Friedman

Programming: Adele Denny and Jackie Gladstone

Social Action: Kris Rose

Board Members / Liaison Positions

Religious School and Early Childhood Education: Rebecca Trager

Non-Board Positions

Communications: Newsletter & Website Co-Chair: Nina Falci

Sisterhood Board Meetings

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

Questions?  Please contact one of our Co-Presidents Lisa Folb or Ellen Ranard: ShowClick Here to View Contact Information

Sisterhood Board Documents