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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

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November 17

8:00pm Minyan

November 18

6:30pm Conversational Hebrew 
8:00pm Minyan

November 19

9:15am Mishnah Class
8:00pm Minyan

November 20

7:00pm Adult Torah Trope Class
7:00pm Beginning Hebrew Class
7:00pm Intermediate Hebrew Class
8:00pm Minyan

November 21

6:15pm Service

November 22

9:30am Service
10:00am Moadon Shabbat, Babysitting
10:30am 5th/6th Grade Minyan
10:45am Tot Shabbat, Shorashim,and Jr. Cong.

November 23

8:00am Blood Drive 9:00am Shacharit
9:00am OTRS Gr K-7
9:30am Sisterhood Knitting and Needlework
9:45am Talmud Class
4:00pm Rock The Preschool
6:00pm OTRS Gr 8-10
7:00pm Confirmation
8:00pm Minyan

Be in the Know...

Sign up for the Olam Tikvah Listserv. Send an e-mail to rpalley@olamtikvah.org 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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Read the October 2014 Contemporary for more information on coming events and activities. Past issues are available on our Publications page.

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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 Class

The End of Life:The Comfort of Ritual & Theology - Wednesday, 7:30pm, for 3 weeks starting December 3
For more information about any of the above classes, please consult the adult education page.

Men's Club Fiesta de Ruach

Saturday, November 22, 7:30pm

The Menís Club is providing fun and honoring the Latin American Masorti Community with a Jewish-Latin Celebration and fundraiser to benefit Olam Tikvah programs and the Capital Fund, and also El Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano Marshall Meyer in Buenos Aires in honor of its 50th Anniversary last year. Continued.

Rock the Preschool Family Fun Day & Silent Auction

Sunday, November 23, 4-7 PM

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of music by the band Rocknoceros, as well as OTPS parents. Bid on items for a chance to win 4 passes to Walt Disney World, a night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, fitness/gym packages, kids' classes, tickets to theaters and movies, Chuck E. Cheese fun, and much more! Buy tickets ($5/child, $8/adult before Nov. 10 and $10/child after) at the preschool, at the door or online at olamtikvahpreschool.org.

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 mbenson@olamtikvah.org or 703-425-1880.



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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.