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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

March 2

8:00pm Minyan

March 3

3:00-6:00pm Sunflower Pick-up
6:30pm Conversational Hebrew
7:30pm Chorale
8:00pm Minyan

March 4

8:00am Shacharit
9:15am Mishnah Class
6:45pm Purim

March 5

8:00am Shacharit Purim Service
8:00pm Minyan

March 6

6:15pm Service
Candidate Visit

March 7

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

March 8

9:00am OTRS
9:00am Shacharit
2pm Vashiti's Banquet
6:00pm OTRS
7:00pm Confirmation
8:00pm Minyan


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

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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.


Assistant Rabbi Search

Please join us over the next three weekends to meet, study and socialize with the candidates for the assistant rabbi position.

March 6 - 8: Rabbi Alex Salzberg

Schedule of Rabbi Salzberg’s Visit

Friday, 6:15pm - will lead the Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Saturday, 9:30am - will deliver a d'var Torah & schmoozing during Kiddush
5:00pm – mincha & light meal followed by an adult study session

Sunday, 9:00am - will attend morning minyan & meet with the search committee.

Following each of the candidates' visits, congregants are invited to share their thoughts with the search committee by emailing Updated information will follow through the listserv.



Purim Service

Wednesday, March 4, 6:45pm - Shushan's Wide World of Sports! Full Megillah reading, gaga & lots of games and crafts! Purim is less than a month away! Not to early to start planning your costume!

Thursday, March 5, 8:00am - Shacharit Purim Service.

Vashti's Banquet

Vashti Flyer

NEW DATE - Due to weather, Vashti's Banquet is now March 8


Sisterhood's fundraising event will be recreating the Persia of Queen Esther and Queen Vashti. Invitations are in the mail. See the flyer for more details. Wondering what to wear?  Check out our list of "harem attire". We encourage women to come dressed up, but it is not required. Click here for a list of silent auction items.

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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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.

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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.

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