The NVHC Sisterhood Judaica Shop is now ONLINE!

We are proud to offer menorahs, gelt, dreidels, candles, housewares, children’s items, mezuzahs, tzedakah boxes and more. We’ll continue to add additional items over the next few weeks.

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.

The 3 Cs of Chanukah: Creativity, Collegiality, Caring

Tuesday, December 1 @ 1:30

Please join Sisterhood for a virtual program featuring this year’s “3 Cs of Chanukah”: creativity, collegiality and caring, as we come together to create handmade Chanukah cards.

Sisterhood hopes to spread some Chanukah joy by delivering these handmade cards to members of our greater community. Our own Nikki Halterman-Mitchell, of NVHC Cares, as well as the social services representative of a local retirement community, are ready to see to it that the cards are delivered. This is your chance to share the Chanukah spirit! Sisterhood will provide all materials and inspiration.

Have we piqued your interest? Click here for additional information. RSVP by November 24th to ShowClick Here to View Contact Information

Get Ready for Sweeter Times!

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth for Chanukah

Tuesday, December 7th @ 6:45-8:30

NVHC Sisterhood presents Lauren Katz, the head pastry chef at The Difference Baker in Ashburn, VA

In partnership with Congregation Beth Emeth

Lauren was the 1st season Great American Baking Show winner in 2015, 3 time Pillsbury Bake off contestant and 2019 category winner, and has won over 50 different cooking/baking competitions.

She will provide 3 recipes for sufganiyot (Israeli donuts) that will result in: a traditional sufganiyot, baked apple fritter using store bought dough, and cake donut holes.  Click here for additional Information. RSVP by December 1 to ShowClick Here to View Contact Information

Be Part of the Fabric of Sisterhood

Donate to Cornerstone’s Winter Coat Drive

Although our usual protocol of dropping off coats at NVHC has changed, we won’t be deterred from supporting our neighbors in need during this year’s coat drive. Please drop off new and gently-worn coats as well as new hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves at two locations in Reston based upon the schedule shown below:

November-January 4
Monday Through Friday
11150 Sunset Hills Road,
Suite 210,Reston

Dec 12 and Jan 9

North County Government Building
1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston

Click to see a flyer with additional information. Any questions? Email ShowClick Here to View Contact Information

Special Note

As you know, NVHC has decided to cease all gatherings at the synagogue in order to limit in-person contact to protect personal health and to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. During this time of limited face to face meetings, please remember to reach out to each other via social media, email or phone.  A short phone call can work wonders in keeping each others’ spirits up!

Upcoming Events

Dec 01
Dec 07

Sisterhood Chanukah Baking

December 7 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Dec 14

Sisterhood Board Meeting

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dec 17

Sisterhood Chanukah Menorah Candle Lighting

December 17 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Jan 11

Sisterhood Board Meeting

Jan 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Even More Upcoming Events

As we settle into 5781 our programming chairs are busy planning an array of events for our education and enjoyment:

  • a fireside chat with our clergy on how Judaism informs the #MeToo movement- February 18th
  • an interfaith dialogue

Many thanks to Adele and Jackie, our programming co-chairs, for their commitment and hard work!

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),



Co-President: Lisa Folb and Fay Gubin

Vice President:

Secretary: Linda Gordon

Treasurer: Ruth Ruttenberg

Immediate Past Presidents: Gail Dezube and Ellen Ranard

Board Members / Program Chairs

Boutique/Judaica Shop Manager:

Communications – Newsletter & Website: Mary Ann Ressin

Fundraising: Peggy Nelson

Membership: Joyce Schueftan

Onegs: Michele Probst

Programming: Adele Denny and Jackie Gladstone

Social Action: Ellen Ezrol

Board Members / Liaison Positions

Religious School: Michelle Kranzberg

Non-Board Positions

Communications: Newsletter & Website Co-Chair: Nina Falci

Good and Welfare: Marsha Sheinman

Membership Chair Assistants: Judi Ornoff

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