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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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July 25

6:15pm Services

July 26

9:30am Service
10am Babysittng
10:45am Tot Shabbat & 2nd-6th Grade Youth Services

July 27

8:00am NoVA Sderot Soccer Tournament
9:00am Shacharit
8:00pm Minyan

July 28

8:00pm Minyan

July 29

7:30 Chorale Rehearsal
8:00pm Minyan

July 30

8:00am Shacharit
8:00pm Minyan

July 31

8:00pm Minyan

August 1

6:15pm Service

August 2

9:30am Service
10:00am Babysitting

August 3

9:00am Shacharit
8:00pm Minyan

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August 2014 Cover

Read the August 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.


OT in Israel Summer 2014

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New! Dinner with Rabbi K   dead_sea_floating   Shacharit on top of Masada   Masada hiking group   Camel riding

After rafting on the Jordan River   Boys on bus   Making chocolate   Chocolate factory   Adults at dinner

Group picture at Park Alona    Jeep ride in the Golan Heights   Kids enjoying ice cream   Kids on tank

Tomato picking for Lekket   Tomato picking for Lekket   Jeep ride   Kibbutz Malkiya   Exploring ruins

summer fun

Honey Fundraiser

Wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” by sending honey. Every jar you order helps benefit Olam Tikvah, too. Order online now! Order by July 21 to avoid a shipping fee. See the flyer for more information.

summer fun

OT Preschool Summer Camp

8 one-week sessions
June 16 through August 29

Olam Tikvah Preschool is proud to offer, once again, a summer camp program for ages 3-5. New 3-day option this year! See the attached document for more information and the registration form. Read more on the Preschool page. Questions? Email Sharon Sherry at

Religious School Registration Opens for 2014-2015

As we say goodbye to this school year, we need to start thinking about next school year! The registration form serves a variety of purposes for our programming and it is very important that we have it in our records well before the start of the school year. Please take a few minutes and fill it out completely.

Please fill out the online form or else download a copy here that you can return by email, fax (703-425-0835), or mail it to the office at 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax, VA 22031. Thank you in advance for your help in ensuring that every student has the most up-to-date records on file.

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.



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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.