In construction, sistering means adding extra material for additional strength.


At Sha'are Shalom our Sisterhood works similarly. The more of us there are, working together through our community bonds, the stronger we all become.


We hope you'll join us as we plan for Sisterhood events in the coming year. We're excited to hear from you and have you get involved!



Contact Hilary Cumberton, Sisterhood President

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There's always room for a nosh and a schmooze!

Join us for casual get togethers at coffee houses, ice cream shops, wine bars, what have you, in the Leesburg and Ashburn areas. 

If you've got a favorite, let us know and we'll get it in the rotation!

We'll alternate morning and evening events to allow for diversity of schedules.  


Our first nosh will be

Wednesday, August 4 


Shoes Cup and Cork

17 North King Street, Leesburg 

Weather permitting we'll take advantage of the outdoor seating

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A Look Ahead


We had some great ideas come out of the survey and brainstorming sessions we've had. We've got plans in the works to hopefully accommodate all schedules and interests!

Here's just a glimpse of what's ahead for Sisterhood!

First Wednesday of each month - Coffee/Drinks - alternating between 10:00am coffee and 7:00pm drinks monthly.  We'll rotate through a variety of local coffee shops and drinks and/ dessert places.

Quarterly Dinners Out: We'll pick a restaurant and enjoy an evening out!

Quarterly Pot Lucks: Seasonal (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall) potlucks to be held either at a host's home or the synagogue social hall

Quarterly Art Nights: Crafting get togethers at places such as The Clay and Metal Loft, AR Workshop, and hopefully even an art night in the Sukkah!  


As we get past summer and the High Holidays/start of school we've also got plans for a group 5K, game nights, lunch and learns, social action projects, and other fun gatherings. If you have an idea for an event, please share!  Excited for all the fun ahead!

Simcha Helpers

Sisterhood offers a range of options for b'nai mitzvahs, weddings and other lifecylce events through our catering service Simcha Helpers. Click on the buttons to learn more.

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