This Week at OT
Be in the Know...
Sign up for the Olam Tikvah Listserv. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
Rabbi Robert Harris - Scholar In Residence
April 17 - 19
Please join us as we welcome Rabbi Robert Harris, an associate professor of Bible at The Jewish Theological Seminary as our Scholar in Residence. Rabbi Harris teaches courses in biblical literature and commentary, particularly medieval Jewish biblical exegesis.
Friday, April 17, 6:15 pm Kabbalat Service followed by dinner*; topic (8:15pm) - I Peshat the Torah
Saturday, April 18, D'var Torah - Don't Blame the Victim
Saturday, April 18 after Kiddush - Did Moses Write the Torah?
Sunday, April 19, 9:40am Breakfast*; topic- What's in a Blessing?
*The cost for the dinner is $25/person, and cost for the breakfast is $10/person. For more information and to RSVP for dinner and/or breakfast, please see the flyer.
Scholar in Residence Fundraiser - Golf Tournament
The Scholar in Residence program is funded by the Itzhaq Klirs (z"l) Adult Education Fund. The fund is supported through your donations and the annual golf tournament being held on Wednesday, May 13. Contact Tom Stryer for more information if you would like to play or be a sponsor.
JTS Day of Learning in Maryland
Register now for JTS’s Day of Learning on Sunday, April 26! Topic: “What is the Good Life? Happiness and Fulfillment in the Jewish Tradition”. Event is at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, co-sponsored by Olam Tikvah. Details here.
Mark Your Calendars
Yom HaShoah Remembrance
Remember those who perished in the Holocaust by lighting your candle on Wednesday night, April 15, and attending the NoVa community commemoration at the JCCNV on the 19th.
Sunday, April 26 Electronics Recycling Event, 9:00am - noon
In conjunction with Earth Day, the OT Men's Club will host an electronics recycling event in the Olam Tikvah parking. See the Men's Club page for more information.
April 29 and May 6 - FOR THE LOVE OF TORAH: A Peek Into the Midrash on the Song of Songs - 7:30pm
On the surface, the beautiful Song of Songs focuses on the physical and emotional love between a man and a woman. In the rabbinic tradition, the love is between God and the people Israel. In this 2-session course, we will study some of the midrashim that create this radically Jewish interpretation.
May 1 - Share A Shabbat
Many of us at Olam Tikvah, would like to Share-a-Shabbat by opening our homes for Shabbat dinner to others in our community. To participate as a guest family or a host family, please email: bit.ly/ot-share-a-shabbat or return to the OT office Interest Form. Members of all levels of observance are encouraged to participate and program committee members will make the shidduch (match) between host and guest families. Hosts will determine the details of the evening in their homes. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 26. We hope this intimate Shabbat setting will not only be a joyous experience, but also the beginning of new friendships.
Sunday, May 3 - Blood Drive - 8:00am-1:00pm
Please take one hour to help save a life. Anyone age16+, in good health, weighing at least 110 lbs, is eligible. If you have questions concerning eligibility, such as medical or travel concerns, contact the INOVA Donor Advocate, for a confidential consultation at 571-434-3628. Email AnnEllen with your available times.
Sunday, May 3 - Hazak Bus Trip to Richmond 8:00am - 7:30pm
We start the tour with 90 minute tour of the Beth Ahabah Synagogue, which was founded in the 1700's, followed by a visit to their cemetery. Next we will visit the Richmond Holocaust museum for 90 minutes. Return to OT around 7:30pm. Contact Bill Behrmann if you need more information or see the Hazak page for cost and deadline information.
May 3 - ABBA Steak Dinner - 6pm
Please join us as we enjoy a relaxing evening at Olam Tikvah. This year's featured beverage is vodka. For cost and reservation information, see the ABBA page.
Friday, May 8 - Men's Club Family Shabbat Dinner
Service at 6:15 followed by delicious chicken dinner prepared by the guys. See the Men's Club page, for cost information and to reserve your place.
Pay dues online - annually, monthly, any time you want!
See how you can help ensure a solid and secure financial foundation for Olam Tikvah’s future.
We appreciate our sponsors. See our Sponsors page for more information.
Contact the Main Office or email@example.com for sponsorship 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.
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.