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Jewish Fairfax

Northern Virginia (NoVA) is the largest sub-region within the DC Metropolitan area with one of the fastest growing Jewish populations in the country. With a geography that ranges from world-class technology centers to historic cities and towns, and from urban corridors to rural countryside, NoVA offers unparalleled options for home and business locations. Central Fairfax, where the eruv is located, is 15 miles west of downtown Washington DC and adjacent to the Capital Beltway.

Fairfax supports a growing observant community with all the infrastructure in place, including Chabad and Conservative shuls, mikvah, kosher meat available at our local grocers, a wide variety of preschool, day school and camp options, a full service JCC, and an Eruv. Additional amenities are just a short drive away in neighboring Washington, DC and Montgomery County, Maryland.

Career opportunities abound as our local economy is thriving due to our proximity to multiple federal departments and agencies, the Dulles Technology Corridor, and downtown Washington, DC. Eleven Fortune 500 company headquarters are within Fairfax County. Industry leaders spanning the banking, technology, health care, and engineering, and consulting sectors have nearby campuses and are hiring. Tysons, located in the county, is the 12th largest employment center in the United States.

Our eruv encompasses numerous housing options that serve the needs of our community including apartments, condos, starter homes, single family homes, and luxury estates, all within easy walking distance of the synagogues. The cost of living in Fairfax is very competitive. A Washington DC city government analysis of the tax burden for a middle class family of three across the regional jurisdictions had Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax in the mid-range compared to our neighbors. 3 BR/2.5 bath homes start at $400K. Property taxes are low.

Our community’s strong reputation for kindness and warmth means you will quickly feel like you’ve always lived here. We are eager to welcome you and your family to our neighborhood. Let us know when you are coming to visit!

 

Pozez Jewish Community Center

8900 Little River Turnpike

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.thej.org/

 

Across Fairfax County are ten congregations, two of which are located within the Fairfax Eruv:

 

Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia

3939 Prince William Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.chabadnova.org/

 

Congregation Olam Tikvah

3800 Glenbrook Road

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.olamtikvah.org/

 

There is a wide range of options for Jewish education in the region. Fairfax families are sending their children to:

 

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Court

Fairfax, VA 22030

https://www.gesher-jds.org/

 

Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

13300 Arctic Avenue

Rockville, MD 20853

https://www.bermanhebrewacademy.org/

 

Torah School of Greater Washington

2010 Linden Ln #1

Silver Spring, MD 20910

https://www.tsgw.org/

 

Yeshiva of Greater Washington

1216 Arcola Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902

http://www.yeshiva.edu/

 

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Upper School Campus

11710 Hunters Lane

Rockville, MD 20852

https://www.cesjds.org/

 

There is a wide range of options for Jewish preschools in the region, including the following within the eruv:

 

Early Childhood Learning Center

Pozez Jewish Community Center 

8900 Little River Turnpike

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.thej.org/early-childhood-services/preschool-early-childhood-learning-center/

 

Gan Israel Preschool

3939 Prince William Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.chabadnova.org/templates/section_cdo/aid/2660274/jewish/Gan-Israel-Preschool.htm

 

Olam Tikvah Preschool

3800 Glenbrook Road

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.olamtikvah.org/preschool

 

There are three NCSY-JSU clubs at Fairfax area public high schools: Fairfax High School, Madison High School, and Oakton High School.

 

CTeen

3939 Prince William Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.chabadnova.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2031156/jewish/General-Information.htm

 

Chabad of George Mason University

4858 Sideburn Road

Fairfax, VA 22032

https://www.chabadgmu.com/

 

George Mason University Hillel

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

https://www.masonhillel.org/

 

A wide selection of kosher groceries can be found in Fairfax, including dry goods, fresh meat, dairy products, and frozen items.

 

Safeway (formerly Shoppers) has the largest and most diverse selection in the area.

9622 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031

 

Other stores of note:

Giant Food

9400 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031

 

Trader Joe’s

9464 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031

 

Wegmans

11620 Monument Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Kosher butchers, restaurants, and bakeries are in nearby Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC. Many of these establishments have regular deliveries to the local synagogues.

 

Career opportunities abound as our local economy is thriving due to our proximity to multiple federal agencies as well as 11 Fortune 500 company headquarters within Fairfax alone. Industry leaders spanning the banking, technology, health care, and engineering, and consulting sectors have nearby campuses and are hiring.

https://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/doing-business/largest-employers-fairfax-county/

https://www.usajobs.gov/

 

Jewish Social Services Agency

3025 Hamaker Court

Suite 450

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.jssa.org/

 

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

1500 East Jefferson Street

Rockville, MD 20852

https://www.jfgh.org/

 

Pozez JCC Inclusion and Disability Programs

8900 Little River Turnpike

Fairfax, VA 22031

https://www.thej.org/specialneeds/