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		                            <span class="slider_description">Brookhaven District 4 City Council Member, John Funny & District 1 City Council Member Linley Jones joined us for the Bazaar.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Come grow with us and pave the way to the future of OVS under the direction of Rabbi Hearshen.</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Multi-generational bureka bakers.</span>
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		                                    It was a great day at the Sisterhood Bazaar!		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Join us for our next Young Adult Bureka night!</span>


Updated COVID-19 Policy - January 6, 2021

Since March of 2020, we have made every effort to keep our community connected, engaged and as healthy as can be. We take solace in the knowledge that, on the whole, our community has done pretty well in the face of this pandemic. Over the course of these almost two years we have convened a panel of medical experts from our community to help guide us in our decisions regarding COVID. We met with this committee earlier this week to discuss the current state of infections within the Atlanta area.

Continuing COVID procedures at Or VeShalom:

1.  Masks are required at all times in our building. They must cover your mouth and nose. We will continue to have masks available at the entrance to the Keilah for those who need one.

2.  If you or anyone in your household have any symptoms of illness, please stay home. We ask that nobody come to our building that has someone in their household with any types of symptoms linked to COVID (sore throat, congestion, fever, aches, loss of taste, loss of smell, etc.).

3.  If you have been exposed to COVID, and have been in our building in the past five days, please notify us. If someone tests positive, and had been at OVS within the 5 days prior to their test, we will notify the community of a possible exposure from an attendee at a program or service, just as we did this past week. 

Temporary additional procedures during this current surge:

-  Food service has been put on hold at this time. We look forward to being able to dine together again in the near future.

-  Physical distancing at services is a must. We will resume pre-placing prayerbooks and ask that you only sit in pews and on chairs where books are located. This will ensure you are sitting at the suggested distance of at least six feet from the nearest person.

-  Bureka baking has been suspended at this time, and again, we look forward to reintroducing that in the near future.

NOTE: Strict adherence to our procedures is required for the 
well-being of our community.
At this time when we are each looking to stay safe and healthy, we all need to look for ways to stay busy and to connect from our homes. Please stay tuned to our communications for such options in the days and weeks ahead. If you or anyone you
know within our community becomes ill with COVID, please contact our office and let us know so Rabbi Hearshen can reach out and be a support to those members in their
time of need.

Rabbi Hearshen       Adam Kofinas              Semon Akbashev         David Franco
                                 Executive Director       President                      Incoming President

New Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals

We are pleased to announce OVS has entered into an exciting community partnership with Izzun Books in the creation of a new Sephardi Siddur. The new Siddur, titled Siddur Massorti Volume 2, for Shabbat and Festivals, will be released this coming Fall. We have been using Volume I, their weekday prayerbook, since we restarted Sunday morning Shacharit services this past fall, and look forward to expanding use of the Siddur to our Friday night service as that section of Volume 2 becomes available in the coming months. 

Please click here for the full press release from Izzun Books, and click here to see FAQs for details on what this partnership means for OVS.

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Hearshen at 404-633-1737 or

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OVS Featured in NY Times Article by Joan Nathan

In her New York Times article on Monday, November 26, 2018, Joan Nathan highlights OVS Sisterhood's long-standing tradition of Bureka Tuesdays. Join us for our annual Hanukkah Bazaar and try a Bureka for yourself. 

OVS Founders Map Project

We are happy to announce that the OVS History Committee has concluded its two-year project of identifying, on an Atlanta city map, early OVS members’ residences and businesses located on Atlanta’s Southside. To learn more and find out how to purchase a copy of the map, click here.

You are invited to examine the map reproduced on glossy photographic paper and the accompanying booklet. 

OVS Strategic Plan

As an outcome of the 2017 annual meeting, the OVS board launched a formal initiative to better understand the needs of our Keilah, the results of which were presented at the 2018 annual meeting on Sunday, December 9th, OVS members can see results of the report by logging in to their account on this site and then clicking on this link.

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