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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

October 2

6:15pm Service

October 3

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

October 4

8:30am Shacharit
9:00am OTRS
10:00am Sisterhood Brunch
Erev Shemini Atzeret

October 5

Office Closed
Shemini Atzeret

October 6

Office Closed
Simchat Torah

October 7

8:00am Shacharit
8:00pm Minyan

October 8

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

October 9

6:15pm Service

October 10

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

October 11

9:00am Shacharit
9:00am OTRS


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Read the October 2015 Contemporary for more information on coming events and activities. Past issues are available on our Publications page.

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This Month's Yahrzeits

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Kashrut Guide

Ritual & Prayers

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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 Olam Tikvah is fully accessible. A ramp in the sanctuary provides convenient access seating area and to the bimah. 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.

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



November 13, 2015

The celebration of Shabbat has been an important part of our Jewish heritage for thousands of years. Many of us at Olam Tikvah would like to Share-a-Shabbat by opening our homes for Shabbat dinner to others in our community.

OTís FALL Share-a-Shabbat will take place on Friday, November 13, 2015. Members of all levels of observance are encouraged to participate and program committee members will make the shittach (match) between host and guest families. Hosts will determine the details of the evening in their homes.

To participate as a guest or a host, please email or return the form to the OT office no later than Sunday, November 8, 2015.

Men's Club - Election Brunch Forum for Candidates for Local and State Offices

Sunday, October 25, 9:40am

Cost: $10-Men's Club Members; $12-nonmembers

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington is partnering with OT again this year. Donít miss this great event, with candidates for Fairfax Clerk, Fairfax Sheriff, Braddock Supervisor, Providence School Board, and area Senate and House Districts, speaking on issues important to OT members, and taking moderated questions. Contact Men's Club to RSVP by Oct. 16. Please make your check payable to OT's Men's Club.

Fall Blood Drive - Sunday, November 8

8am - 1pm

Please take part in this wonderful mitzvah at our own synagogue and help support the constant need for blood donations. To sign-up, please call the office, 703-425-1880 or send us an email with your time request.

Pardon Our Dust

We are currently in the process of updating our website. 

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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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 bínai mitzvah, brides, home, and babies; and numerous ritual items.

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

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Steven David Stone, P.C.

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.