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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-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.

Upcoming Events

Book Club: The Book of Separation: A Memoir by Tova Mirvis, Sunday, December 15, 11:30am. Born and raised in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish family, Tova Mirvis committed herself to observing the rules and rituals prescribed by this way of life. After all, to observe was to be accepted and to be accepted was to be loved. She married a man from within the fold and quickly began a family. But over the years, her doubts became noisier than her faith, and at age forty Tova decided to leave her husband and her faith. This is a memoir about what it means to decide to heed your inner compass at long last. To free the part of yourself that has been suppressed, even if it means walking away from the only life you've ever known. There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP to by December 1 so we know how many people plan to attend.

Social Action and Sisterhood Unity Tea (“Unitea”), Sunday, January 12, 1:00pm. OT Sisterhood members are invited to join your Jewish and Muslim sisters for tea as we build bridges getting to know each other better at a Unitea. The event will support the Power Pack Program (P3), which provides elementary school students in need with food to eat at home. No charge. Click here to RSVP by January 6.


Torah Fund

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. 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.

Sat, December 14 2019 16 Kislev 5780