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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-Presidents' Message

Why join Sisterhood? Through the extraordinary efforts of our members, Sisterhood was able to donate more than $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 in 2020-21 despite the Covid-19 pandemic!
Barbara Finkel and Annie Schwartz, Co-Presidents

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."

Sisterhood Board 2020-21

Co-Presidents: Barbara Finkel and Annie Schwartz
Education Co-VPs: Iren Fertel and Ellen Katkin
Membership VP: Paula Weiss
Communications VP: Lori Jacobs
Ways and Means VP: Karen Rabin
Recording Secretary: Melissa Albert
Corresponding Secretary: Rita Glazer
Treasurer: Sonia Toner
Parliamentarian: Barbra Golub
Immediate Past President: Elissa Kon

2020-21 Membership Drive

Join Sisterhood!

Our 2020-21 Membership Drive is underway. Click here to complete our online membership form to become a member of Sisterhood today, or download the paper copy here.

Click here to join Sisterhood

Upcoming Events

Volunteer and Member Appreciation Event: Flower Arranging, Sunday, June 13, 10:00am on Zoom. Please join us as we thank our many volunteers by hosting a flower arranging demonstration featuring Ali Chrisler, owner of Blue Ribbon Floral.  Feel free to watch and enjoy, or build your own arrangement along with Ali! Learn more and register here.

Torah Fund

Your Torah Fund contribution strengthens and perpetuates Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world. Click here to support the Torah Fund. Donations of any amount are welcome.

For more information, contact Torah Fund Chair Amy Tursky.

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 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 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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