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.

Membership 2019

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.

More about some of the upcoming events

Annual Mah Jongg Tournament

Sisterhood hosts an annual mahjong tournament

Fabulous cash prizes for the winners!

Click here for more information and the Registration Form.

The Boutique at NVHC

Shop for all your Judaica gifts at our Judaica Store

The Boutique at NVHC is a Sisterhood-run Judaica gift store, located within Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation.

Fall, Winter  & Spring Hours: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or by appointment.  Summer Hours:  By appointment

The Boutique is open during religious school hours on Tuesday evenings  (~4 to 7 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (~9:30 a.m. to noon) and also by appointment.  Shawn is often around on weekday mornings during preschool, so she is happy to meet you at the store and show you our wonderful new merchandise – Judaica and Chanukah gifts.

Contact: Shawn Harris, Judaica Shop & Preschool Liaison  

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:

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 (Pink collection box in the Sanctuary coat closet from November – January).  More information at: NVHC 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
  • Toiletries to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston (collection at Sisterhood Membership Events),
  • 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 to Women Giving Back, to provide free clothing to homeless women and their children (Women Giving Back (WGB) box in the Sanctuary coat closet),

NVHC Boutique

Shop for all your Judaica gifts at our Judaica Store. The Boutique at NVHC is a Sisterhood-run Judaica gift store, located within Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation

Fall, Winter  & Spring Hours:  Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Summer Hours: By appointment.

Contact:   Shawn at

Upcoming Events

07 November

Sisterhood Board Meeting

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
08 December

Chanukah Boutique

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 December

Sisterhood Board Meeting

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
15 December

Sisterhood Chanukah Celebration Potluck

December 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
09 January

Sisterhood Board Meeting

Jan 09, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm