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Agudas Achim Sisterhood is dedicated to bringing the women of our community together socially and spiritually as a community within a community. Throughout the year, we offer many ways to unwind after long days – at a local pub or for a game night – or to spend time together at a morning Tea or evening Soiree. We also get together for our popular Fix and Freeze events – when we work together to prepare meals we can bring home for the week. Membership is open to any woman associated with Agudas Achim – no matter your age or whether you are Jewish or the relative of a Jewish member.

Our Sisterhood is growing and changing. If you haven’t come out to an event in a while, come to our next event to check us out! We can’t wait to see you! You can join our online conversation on Facebook “Agudas Achim Sisterhood of VA” or by subscribing to our newsletter. Contact Mackenzie to become a member and to purchase your cool Sisterhood T-shirt ($10) and show your Sisterhood pride!! All of the cool gals are doing it!

Remember to shop local and visit your AAC Judaica Shop!

“The most important thing about Sisterhood is the friendship and support we give each other. The people I have met have made and continue to make my life a lot better.” — Sisterhood member

Upcoming Sisterhood Events

Breakfast with the Mayor (Sisterhood Brunch)
Sunday, February 26 | 9:30 a.m.
Lainof Auditorium
Meet Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg as she addresses our group.  The brunch event is free and open to the entire congregation.

Vashti’s Banquet
Sunday, February 26 | 2:30 p.m.
B’nai Tzdek, Potomac, MD
For carpool information, contact Lenore Garon. Carpool leaves at 1:30 p.m.

End-Of-Winter Hike
Sunday, March 5 | 9:00 am
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Thank you to all of you who turned out for our Sisterhood/Men’s Club hike to Shenandoah National Park in November. We had a fabulous turnout, climbing to the highest peak in the park. In keeping with our National Parks Centennial celebration, we’ll be hitting up another national treasure just one hour and fifteen minutes from AAC! This is the second in this year’s three-part National Park series.
Contact Judith Fogel (703-801-8088) to sign up.

Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 12
Keep an eye out for the sign up to volunteer for Purim
Carnival on March 12. We cannot put on this wonderful
event for the Agudas families without your help.

Seniors’ Get-Together
Tuesday, March 14 | 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Lainof Auditorium
We welcome our guest speaker, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn from the 41st District to the VA House of Delegates. She will provide the latest update on what transpired during the 2017 General Assembly session. This promises to be a most informative program with time allowed for Q&A, so please reserve early and come prepared with your questions. We’ll serve lunch at noon in the Lainof Auditorium at
Agudas Achim, followed by our program. Please extend this invitation to all our senior Agudas Achim members, and as always we invite the members of the JCCNV Active Retirees to join us.
Reservations are a must and are due no later than Friday, March 3. RSVP to Mickey Lazarus (703-866-
5881) or Sharyn Tureck (703-644-1931). We try to arrange transportation as needed.


Information and Help Needed

Kitchen Help Needed: Seeking a Sisterhood volunteer for occasional kitchen back-up for Sisterhood meetings/events. For details, please contact Liz Frommer (571-643-6621)

Child Care: If you would like to participate in a Sisterhood event but are unable to do so because you do not have child care, let us know at least 5 days in advance of the event and we will work to accommodate you.

Sisterhood Membership ($36) & T-Shirts ($10): Contact Mackenzie (315-868-9232 or for information on becoming a member or to get your shirt to show your Sisterhood pride! Dues checks can be made payable to Agudas Achim Sisterhood and mailed to the AAC office.

Carpenter’s Shelter: Sisterhood collects travel-size toiletries and unopened cosmetics for the Carpenter’s Shelter throughout the year. You may drop them off in a box on the left side in the Coat Room. Thank you!

Judaica Shop: The Sisterhood Judaica Shop provides you an opportunity to shop while supporting your Congregation. Open during Sunday Religious School hours. For appointments or questions please contact: Michelle (202 288 9856) or Susan (703 489-5068).

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