Spiritual Life

Join Us On Shabbat!

Warm and welcoming…these are the words you'll hear used to describe our Shabbat services. Whether you're new to the Northern Virginia area or our congregation, joining us for a Shabbat service is the perfect way to experience our community and make a connection with Congregation Olam Tikvah. Our lay-led services are traditional and egalitarian. 

Friday Night 6:15pm – Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Sabbath)

If you've never experienced a Carlebach service, you’ll be hooked after your first Shabbat. Based on the musical influence of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, our Kabbalat Shabbat service will introduce you to new tunes, a lively atmosphere, and a more relaxed environment to celebrate the welcoming of the Sabbath. 

Saturday Morning 9:30am - Shacharit

A traditional service with a welcoming congregation. Whether you're a long time member, or new to our Kehilla, you'll find new connections on Shabbat at Congregation Olam Tikvah. We have a great Shabbat program for children offering a variety of age appropriate services from 18 months - 6th graders. Stay with us after services for Kiddush and lunch – free and open to all who attend. This is a great way to meet new members of the congregation, or to find out more about us if you're considering having you or your family join our synagogue.