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.


Miriam was a member of her temple sisterhood. Shouldn’t you be, too?


Weave yourself into our tapestry.    Join the fun!

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.

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

Oct 12

Sisterhood Board Meeting

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 26

Sisterhood Book Discussion

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 09

Sisterhood Board Meeting

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dec 14

Sisterhood Board Meeting

December 14 @ 7:00 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:

  • an interactive play where we each can play a role (no audition required!)
  • a fireside chat with our clergy on how Judaism informs the #MeToo movement
  • an interfaith dialogue

December events include a private tour “Women in Space Program”@ Udvar Hazy Air & Space and a virtual cooking demonstration to welcome in Hanukkah!

Many thanks to Adele Denny and Jackie Gladstone, 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