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Welcome to Congregation Olam Tikvah, "World of Hope," in the heart of Jewish Fairfax. We look forward to seeing you at services, a youth event, Sisterhood, Men's Club, adult study, or one of our many other activities.


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This Week at OT

December 15

8:00pm Minyan

December 16

6:30pm Conversational Hebrew
8:00pm Minyan

December 17

8am Shacharit
9:15am Mishnah
Tuna Casseroles for SOME drop-off
7:30pm The End of Life Class
8:00pm Minyan

December 18

7:00pm Beginning Hebrew Class 8:00pm Minyan

December 19

7:44pm Candles
6:15pm Service

December 20

9:30am Service
10:00am Moadon Shabbat
10:30am 5th/6th Gr. Minyan
10:45am Tot Shabbat, Shorashim, Jr. Cong.
6:15pm Chanukah Celebration

December 21

9:00am Shacharit
9:30am Sisterhood Knitting and Needlework
9:45am Talmud Class
8:00pm Minyan


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Read the December 2014 Contemporary for more information on coming events and activities. Past issues are available on our Publications page.

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Sign up for the Olam Tikvah Listserv. Send an e-mail to from the e-mail account where you would like to receive information. On the subject line, type Join OT. In the body of the message, type your first and last name.



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Entrance to all parts of Olam Tikvah's building, including the sanctuary, is fully accessible. A ramp at the northeast side of the sanctuary provides convenient access to both the central seating area and to the bimah. The social hall may be reached by both an elevator and an outdoor ramp. Large print siddurim are available in the sanctuary.

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Our FM wireless listening system provides clear sound in both the main seating of the sanctuary and the surrounding pods. It is compatible with cochlear implants and hearing aids. Receivers, neck loops, and headphones can be found near the bookshelf at the sanctuary entrance. The listening system may also be used in the social hall.

Please let the office staff know if there is any way that we can make you more comfortable at Olam Tikvah.


Upcoming Adult Ed Classes

The End of Life Class- Wednesday 7:30pm, December 17, last meeting

The Siddur - Tuesdays, 5:15pm, January 6,13,20, 27
Art As Midrash - Wednesdays, 1pm, January 15, 22, 29

OT's Great Macabee Relay and Chanukah Celebration

Saturday, December 20th, 6:15pm

Macabees of all ages, from 0-95 are invited to join us!

Whether you are an expert present wrapper, a fleet-footed racer, or a bracha master, you just might be the key to your team's success! Plus we will have latkes with all the fixings and doughnut sundaes for dessert. RSVP by December 18 to Leona.

Champagne Brunch and Music


Sunday, January 11, 9:30am

Come fight the winter blues at our annual fundraising event. Warm up with a wonderful brunch catered by Singature Caterers, and shake off the winter chill by dancing to music by Alexandria Kleztet.  We are raising funds to help replace the carpeting in the sanctuary and pods.  RSVP by December 30.  We regret we will not be able to take reservations past the deadline.

Thank You

We gratefully accept all donations throughout the year. To donate to a specific fund, please use our Donations page. Your support helps us continue to provide all the religious, educational, and social services and programs that are important to our members and to the community.

Please note: the minimum for online donations is $10 due to OT's transaction costs.


As a kehillah kedoshah (sacred community), OT is committed to supporting the emotional and physical well-being of our members such as rides to Shabbat services, rides to doctors appointments or other errands, and home visits.

If you need or would like the help or support of a fellow congregant, please contact Melissa Benson at or 703-425-1880.




Pay dues online - annually, monthly, any time you want!

Create a Jewish Legacy logo See how you can help ensure a solid and secure financial foundation for Olam Tikvah’s future.

Jewish Treasures

OT's Judaica shop offers beautiful tallitot; one-of-a-kind artwork and handmade jewelry from Israeli, Turkish, and American artists; Judaica gifts for b’nai mitzvah, brides, home, and babies; and numerous ritual items.

See the main office staff to help you shop during the summer.

Elizabeth Maer Vacation Planner

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Workhouse Arts Center

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Etta Gabel, Realtor

Seth D. Feldman, DDS


Membership Information

If you are interested in joining Olam Tikvah or want more information about membership, please contact Rachelle Palley. She and the Membership committee representatives will be happy to answer your questions.

Get our membership application form in PDF format. You can also get the membership application as a MS Word file.

Let us know about your life cycle events. To share news of a joyous occasion, such as a birth, engagement or marriage, as well as unfortunate news, such as a serious illness, hospitalization or death, call the office or email our Administrator, Rachelle Palley.

Welcome to our web site! If you encounter any problems, please tell Rachelle Palley in the main office.

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