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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

August 31

8:00pm Minyan

September 1

8:00pm Minyan

September 2

8:00am Shacharit
8:00pm Minyan

September 3

8:00pm Minyan

September 4

6:15pm Service

September 5

9:30am Service
10:00am Babysitting
10:30am 5th/6th Grade Minyan
10:45am Tot Shabbat, Shorashim, Jr. Cong.
9:00pm Selichot Program
11:30pm Service

September 6

9:00am Shacharit
8:00pm Minyan

September 7

Labor Day - Office Closed
9:00am Shacharit
11:00am Picnic at Lake Accotink Park-RSVP to Office by August 31
8:00pm Minyan


August 2015 cover

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

Quick Links:

Online Calendar

This Month's Yahrzeits

Religious School Calendar

Kashrut Guide

Ritual & Prayers

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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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 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.


High Holy Days Service Schedule

S'lichot-Saturday, September 5

9:00pm Movie:Footnote

11:30pm Selichot Service

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 13

7:02pm Candle Lighting

6:30pm Service

Rosh Hashanah 1st Day, Monday, September 14

9:00am Service - Sanctuary

10:00am Service - Social Hall

10:00am Youth Service

7:00pm Tashlikh

7:59pm Candle Lighting

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day, Tuesday, September 15

9:00am Service - Sanctuary

10:00am Youth Service

7:50pm Ma'ariv

Erev Yom Kippur-Kol Nidre, Tuesday, September 22

6:48pm Candle Lighting

6:40pm Service

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 23

9:00am Service - Sanctuary

10:00am Service - Social Hall

10:00am Youth Service

5:20pm Mincah/Neilah/Ma'ariv/Havdalah/Shofar

Any questions about services or ticket information, please contact the office.

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 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 Tikvahs 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 bnai 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

Wesley-Greco & Associates

Neal Sereboff

Integrated Neurology

Workhouse Arts Center

Peer2Peer Tutoring

PMM Companies

RMK Enterprises, LLC

Everything Entertainment

Gourmet Catering

The Kosher Kitchen



Be Me Announcements

Catering by Weiss

Fishman Law, PLLC

Mr. Omelette

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.