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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. Click here for information packet on the Local Economy and Job Market.

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. Click here for information packet on Housing within the Eruv.

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. Send us an email at info@fairfaxeruv.org to let us know when you are coming to visit!

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We thank the Jewish Fairfax page sponsors - listed below - for their support.

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

Congregation Olam Tikvah
3800 Glenbrook Road
Fairfax, VA 22031

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

11620 Monument Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

There are several restaurants as well as a bakery in Northern Virginia that are certified by DC Kosher (www.dckosher.org.) Kosher supermarkets and additional restaurants and bakeries can be found in nearby Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC. Many of these establishments have regular deliveries to the local synagogues in Fairfax.

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

Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
13300 Arctic Avenue
Rockville, MD 20853

Torah School of Greater Washington
2010 Linden Ln #1
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Yeshiva of Greater Washington
1216 Arcola Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Upper School Campus
11710 Hunters Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

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

Gan Israel Preschool
3939 Prince William Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Olam Tikvah Preschool
3800 Glenbrook Road
Fairfax, VA 22031

Pozez Jewish Community Center
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031

Amenities include:

  • The Early Childhood Learning Center serves infants to children 5 years old.
  • Special Needs department programs and services include summer camp, social clubs, social skills classes, and basic cooking skills.
  • Adult programming includes the Adult Learning Institute (ALI), the Positive Aging and Wellness Fair, Distinguished Speaker Series, and the NV Rides and J Rides volunteer transportation programs.
  • Arts and cultural activities are a staple of the J including the BodzinArt Gallery; Center Company, a performing arts program; and the Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival.
  • The J-Fit Health Club offers 33,000 square feet of functional fitness space for strength training, group exercise classes, and personal training.
  • Summer camps.

Camp Gan Israel
3939 Prince William Drive
Fairfax. VA 22031
(703) 426-1980
Summer and Winter Break programming

Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia Camps
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 323-0880
Summer and Winter Break programming
Inclusion and disabilities programing available

Camp Ramah Day Camp
11411 Neelsville Church Rd
Germantown, MD 20876
Bus service available from Virginia

Camp Shoresh
2428 Pleasant View Road
Adamstown, MD 21710
(410) 358-8571
Bus service available from Virginia

Children from Northern Virginia also enjoy attending Jewish sleep-away programs such as:

  • Capital Camps
  • Camp Stone
  • Camp Moshava
  • Camp Ramah

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

Inside the Eruv both synagogues offer teen and youth programming.


Machar, Kadima, and USY

Chabad of George Mason University
4858 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, VA 22032

George Mason University Hillel
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Moishe House Mosaic-Fairfax hosts 5 events a month open to all Jewish adults between the ages of 21 and 32. Join them for a monthly Shabbat dinner or one of their signature game nights.

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.



Jewish Social Services Agency
3025 Hamaker Court, Suite 450
Fairfax, VA 22031

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
1500 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852

Pozez JCC Inclusion and Disability Programs
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
Maintains a Shabbat Box and an Emergency Bag (selection of kosher foods) at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Other support services may also be available. For additional information as well as the location of the box and bag please contact BCGW at (202) 331-4481 or info@bikurcholimgw.org


We thank the following for their support of the Fairfax Eruv:

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