High Holy Days General Information

Ticket Information


  • Members are entitled to free tickets for themselves and members of their household who are under twenty-five (25) years of age as of January 1, 2018, or who are full-time students. Parents living with members and married children (regardless of age and where they live) and their spouses, and all children age 25 and over as of January 1, 2018, require guest tickets ($60 each). There is no charge for children under 25, living at home or returning from college, but they will need tickets.

  • Tickets will be mailed in August for adult family members and children between the ages of 6-24 years old. Children under age 6 do not need to show a ticket. No registration is needed. Tickets are for the family member named and are not transferable.


Members may obtain tickets for house guests at a cost $60 per person for the holiday period. Guests are defined as children age 25 and older, who are not full-time students, married children and spouses (regardless of age and where they live) and people who live outside the Washington Metro area. Parents who live with members or outside the Washington Metro area also require guest tickets. All guest tickets must be paid in full before the office mails them. You can mail in a paper form for your guest tickets or order guest tickets online (please note all credit card payments will incur a 2% surcharge).


Out of town guests who are members in good standing of a congregation affiliated with United Synagogue may request courtesy tickets. Their congregation must mail, fax, or email to Melissa Benson a letter stating they are members in good standing and will not be attending High Holy Day Services at their home synagogue. We also need to know the OT member that is hosting the out of town guest so that we can mail the tickets to the correct household.


Family members and friends who do not match the criteria above can obtain tickets at a cost of $500/adult, $65/child ages 13-24. Military personnel and full-time college or graduate students may receive tickets at no charge upon presentation of their ID to the office. For a non-member form, click here.


Order desserts at sunflowerbakery.org for delivery to OT. The deadline to order is September 2. Orders will be delivered Wednesday, September 5 after 2:00pm.


Children’s Services

On both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur, there will be several age appropriate services for preschoolers through 6th graders. All children will be invited to hear the sounding of the shofar. The schedule for children’s services will be sent separately.

Child Care for ages 18 months-Pre-K only

Child Care Cost: $20/child/day, $50/family max/day

All children must be signed in and out by an adult. No walk-ins will be accepted to ensure adequate staffing. RSVP by September 4, by completing the online child care registration form (please note all credit card payments will incur a 2% surcharge).

Child Care for ages K-5th Grade only

Moadon Yom Tov: Pre-registered children will be supervised by professional caregivers immediately following youth services, which will conclude at 11:30am. Snacks will be provided. There is no fee* for Moadon Yom Tov, however, pre-registration is required by September 4, by completing the online Moadon child care form (please note all credit card payments will incur a 2% surcharge).

*If you would like to help support youth programming throughout the year at Olam Tikvah, please consider making a donation to the Robert Natkin Education Fund.

Questions about Youth Services and Child Care?

Contact Debra Beland Ackerman at 703-425-3237 or dbeland@olamtikvah.org