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Outdoor Shabbat Dinner

Friday, August 21, 2020 1 Elul 5780

5:30 PM - 7:30 PMOT Parking Lot

Join us in the OT parking lot for an outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat service at 5:30pm, followed by Shabbat dinner from The Kosher Kitchen. To ensure physical distancing, advance registration is required and capacity is limited to 40 people, including children. If you are unable to attend the dinner, please plan to join us for the Kabbalat Shabbat service on zoom. Please register below by Monday, August 17.


After you have received confirmation of your registration from OT, please order your dinner(s) directly from The Kosher Kitchen by Monday, August 17 at 6:00pm. To order:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Start Your Order and select Bento Boxes to get started. Boxes can be ordered a la carte, so that you can customize your meal. Please indicate any food restrictions (e.g. Gluten Free, Allergies, kid-friendly meal requests) in the Special Instructions at checkout.
  3. When you check out, select: OLAM TIKVAH CENTRAL PICK-UP (Olam Tikvah 3800 Glenbrook Road Fairfax, VA 22031) for free delivery. Your order will be delivered to OT.


Please observe the following guidelines during this event:

  1. Please bring your own kippah, prayer book, or device with the service downloaded. You can download a PDF of the service here. If you do not bring your own, there will be limited prayer books available at Olam Tikvah.
  2. Families will be seated at tables 6+ feet apart. Children are welcome, but must remain with parents.
  3. All attendees ages two and older must wear masks during the service and when walking about. When you are seated at your own table, you may remove your mask.
  4. The bathrooms in the main lobby will be open. Anyone entering the building to use the bathroom must wear a mask at all times in the building. Upon entering the building, please use the hand sanitizer located in the lobby. If possible, please try to avoid having more than one party in the bathroom at any given time.
  5. This is an outdoor event and the lobby will be open for access to the bathroom only. Please do not congregate in the lobby.
  6. In case of rain, Kabbalat Shabbat will be held in the Sanctuary with masks and physical distancing, and you will be able to pick up your meal to take home.
  7. If you attend any programming or event at Olam Tikvah and then learn that you are COVID-19 positive, please notify the OT office immediately so that we can notify other participants.
  8. Please remember that Olam Tikvah values the health and safety of this community. While we are working to minimize risk, we are unable to eliminate all risk. Therefore, we ask that if you are in an at-risk group, please consider joining events online instead of coming in the building. Further, we ask that any person not feeling well, exhibiting a fever, or otherwise in a questionable situation should not come to OT. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


Registration is full. Email Erin Dreyfuss to be added to the waitlist. Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on zoom. Email Erin Dreyfuss for the zoom link and password.

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