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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

November 23

8:00pm Minyan

November 24

6:30pm Conversational Hebrew
8:00pm Minyan

November 25

8:00am Shacharit
9:15am Mishnah Class
8:00pm Minyan

November 26

Office Closed
9:00am Shacharit
8:00pm Minyan

November 27

Office Closed
6:15pm Service

November 28

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

November 29

9:00am Shacharit
9:00am No OTRS
8:00pm Minyan

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

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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.


Jew of the Century

Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16 at 7:30pm

Biblical Judaism came to an abrupt end with the destruction of the 2nd Temple in the year 70. Since that time, our tradition has been dynamic, constantly embracing (and occasianally rejecting) new ideas. This course will look at individual Jews who were the agents of change in their contemporary experiences and we'll consider how those transformative experiences continue to shape Judaism today. This year's series will cover the first 6 centuries of this era.  This class will be taught by Rabbi Kalender.

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 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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Integrated Neurology

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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.