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.

Women Who Changed America Virtual Tour

Monday, August 17th

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (includes Q&A)

Cost: $5.00

You must register for this event no later than August 12th.

(We need a minimum of 10 people to offer this program.)

Register by sending an email to ShowClick Here to View Contact Information

A link will be emailed to you prior to the tour.

They founded organizations; they sponsored legislation; they blazed trails and suffered trials. For generations, women living and working in Washington, D.C. have defied expectations and surmounted discrimination to increase equality, freedom, and prosperity for their fellow citizens.

“Angel of the Battlefield” Clara Barton inspired a world-wide humanitarian movement. Dorothy Height devoted forty years to supporting African-American women and girls. Frances Perkins not only became the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, she was the principal architect of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Virtually visit the sites in downtown D.C. and around the U.S. Capitol where they and others made their marks and follow history along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, where thousands of suffragists first marched for equality on March 3, 1913. The tour will conclude at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, home to the National Women’s Party for nearly 90 years and the epicenter of the struggle for women’s rights.

Led by Victoria Reinsel, a fantastic Washington Walks guide and gifted story teller.

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 growth of the Coronavirus. It is our hope some of our programs can be postponed to a later date rather than cancelled all together, such as the Fireside Chat and Trivia Night. 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!


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

Tue 21

Sisterhood Global Luncheon

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Even More Upcoming Events

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