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Sisterhood

The Olam Tikvah Sisterhood is a group of diverse women welcoming and bonding with other women through programming and social activities. We strengthen our synagogue and the community through support and outreach, enhance Jewish education for ourselves and our families and uphold, share and create traditions.

Co-President's Message

Why join Sisterhood? Through the extraordinary efforts of our members, Sisterhood was able to donate approximately $50,000 last year to worthy causes within OT, the greater Jewish community, and our local community. We have enjoyed social events and outings, expanded our horizons through educational events, laughed, cried, dined, and davened together, and made lasting friendships. Please join us as we continue these endeavors.
Elissa Kon and Barbara Finkel, Co-Presidents

Join Sisterhood

Our 2019-20 membership drive is underway! Complete our online membership form to become a member of Sisterhood or download and return the paper form.

Paying for Dues and Event Registration

Thank you for joining Sisterhood and attending our events throughout the year! A list of our upcoming events is below. If paying by check for your membership dues or an event, please remember to make your check payable to "OT Sisterhood."

Upcoming Events

Israeli Folk Dancing, Sundays, March 29, 10:00am. Let's dance! We'll be dancing mostly "classic" circle style Israeli folk dances, with a bit of more modern choreography thrown in. The emphasis is on connection and expression, and all dances will be taught with recorded music. Beginners welcome! No charge, but we ask that you RSVP so that we know how many people to expect. Click here to register for March 29.

Cards, Cookies, Cordials & Coffee, Sunday, February 23, 3:00pm. Join Sisterhood for the fourth annual Cards, Cookies, Cordials & Coffee, an afternoon where we gather for cards and board games, drinks, noshes and socializing. It's a fun way to meet new people and play new games. Click here to register by February 13. $8/person.

Persian-Style Jewelry Making Workshop, Sunday, March 1, 1:30pm. There are many ways to prepare for Purim, like finding a perfect costume, baking hamentashen, sending mishloah manot, learning Megillah trope or cooking a Purim meal. If we were Esther, how would we get ready for that fateful contest or for a special dinner with the king? Of course, by beautifying ourselves! Come discover interesting facts about Persian-style jewelry and learn to make a Persian-style Judaica jewelry item with the help of our expert jewelry makers, Melinda Roth, Rachel Rothberg and Simone Bielsker-Rolfe! Then, adorn yourself in an exquisite piece of jewelry made with your own hands! Click here to register by February 28. $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

Torah Fund

Sisterhood’s Tu b’Shevat fundraiser for the Torah Fund has begun. Your Torah Fund contribution strengthens and perpetuates Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world. You can donate online, or download and return this form to support the Torah Fund. Donations of any amount are welcome. For more information, contact Torah Fund Chair Amy Tursky.

Order Challah from Sisterhood

What a great way to support Olam Tikvah and bring in the holidays with the smell of home made challah (with a little help from Werner Bakery of Brooklyn). The challot come as a pair already braided and ready for you to bake. They are available in plain ($9.50) or raisin ($10) pairs.

Order by email to OTChallah@yahoo.com with your name, email, phone number and order request. If you have questions, contact Deb Gould at (703) 356-3825.

Tzedakah Projects

Casseroles for SOME. It only takes a few brief minutes to fill an empty tummy with a hearty and healthy meal. For the past 20 years, Sisterhood has supported the casserole delivery to So Others May Eat (SOME), an interfaith, community-based organization that helps our local poor and homeless. The tuna casseroles OT members provide each month help meet the daily needs of the people SOME serves. The group normally meets on Mondays at 9:00am in the OT kitchen. If you are interested in helping to make casseroles at OT, please contact Leona Shoon to confirm our next cooking date.

Mitzvah Meals. Help the OT community at large by preparing Mitzvah Meals in the OT kitchen. For more information and scheduling details, please contact Ellen Finberg.

Interests to Share?

Do you have a special interest you would like to share with your Sisterhood 'Sisters'? We are looking to bring together women interested in a variety of activities, i.e. genealogy, birdwatching, games, computers, beading, crafts, or cooking. Is there anything you know a little more about that you want to share with a small group? If so, please contact Ronnie Rodriguez at sisterhood@olamtikvah.org. You do not need to be an expert in a particular area, just have a desire to share your hobby or interest with other women.

Simcha Catering

Sisterhood has provided catering services for our congregation since 1994. Consider using Simcha to make your Kiddush extra special! Simcha Catering offers competitive pricing, personal service, superior quality, a variety of menu choices and an expanded a la carte menu.

To learn more about hiring Simcha Catering for your next simcha, contact Leona Shoon at info@simchacatering.org or (703) 425-1880.

Jewish Treasures Gift Shop

Sisterhood is proud to run Olam Tikvah's Judaica Shop, where you can find gifts for all occasions and all the items you need to prepare your home for the holidays. Click here to learn more about our gift shop.

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