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Security Fund Update

Thank you to those who have answered the call to donate to the OVS Security Fund. If you have not already, please click here to make your pledge. With your help, we will continue to improve our building to ensure the safety of our community.

2019 / 5780 High Holydays Schedule of Services

Selichot & Breakfast        Sunday, September 29
Services and Breakfast                     7:30 am

Ziara                                   Sunday, September 29
Ziara at Greenwood Cemetery          10:30 am
Ziara at Arlington Cemetery              12:00 pm

Erev Rosh Hashana          Sunday, September 29
Evening Services                             6:45 pm
Candle Lighting                                7:06 pm

1st Day Rosh Hashana     Monday, September 30
Morning Services                             8:30 am
Youth Services (School Wing)         10:00 am –
Click Here for Form                      noon
Shofar is sounded                            ~11:00 am
♦“Shofar Blow-Out”                        ~12:45 pm
Free, Fast & Fun Service                5:45 pm Mincha/Tashlich/Arvit                       6:45 pm
Candle Lighting                                no earlier than
                                                         7:59 pm

2nd Day Rosh Hashana          Tuesday, October 1
Morning Services                             8:30 am
Shofar is sounded                            ~10:30 am
Free, Fast & Fun Service                5:45 pm
Mincha/Arvit                                     7:00 pm
Rosh Hashana ends                        7:57 pm

Shabbat Teshuvah                Saturday, October 5
Morning Services                             8:37 am
Shabbat concludes                          7:53 pm

Erev Kippur                            Tuesday, October 8
Mincha                                              6:45 pm
Candle Lighting - Nerot Kippur         6:54 pm
Kal Nidre Service                              7:10 pm

Yom Kippur                       Wednesday, October 9
Morning Services                              8:30 am
Youth Services (School Wing)          10:00 am –
Click Here for Form                       noon President's Remarks                         12:00 pm
Yizkor                                                ~12:30 pm
Learning session with Rabbi             ~12:30pm
   Hazzan Sultan
Musaf                                                 1:30 pm
Mincha                                               4:30 pm
Concluding Services (Neila)              6:45 pm
   Rabbi’s Remarks “As the Gates Close”
Family Tallit Ceremony                      ~7:00 pm
Concluding Shofar Blast –                 7:40pm  
   Yom Kippur Concludes
Break-the Fast Meal                           8:00 pm

Erev Sukkot                              Sunday, October 13
Evening Services                               6:45 pm
Candle Lighting                                  6:48 pm

1st Day Sukkot                         Monday, October 14
Morning Services                               8:37 am
Mincha/Arvit                                       6:45 pm
Candle Lighting                                 no earlier than
                                                          7:41 pm

2nd Day Sukkot                        Tuesday, October 15
Morning Services                             8:37 am
Mincha/Arvit                                     7:00 pm
First days of Sukkot conclude          7:39 pm

Hoshana Rabbah
Erev Shemini Atzeret               Sunday, October 20
Shacharit                                         8:15 am
Candle Lighting                               6:39 pm
Mincha/Arvit                                    6:45 pm

Shemini Atzeret                       Monday, October 21
Morning Services                            8:37 am
Yizkor                                              ~10:30 am
Mincha                                            6:30 pm
Arvit for Simchat Torah                   6:45 pm
  Dancing with the Torahs
Yom Tov Candle Lighting                no earlier than
                                                        7:33 pm

Simchat Torah                         Tuesday, October 22
Shacharit                                        8:37 am
Mincha/Arvit                                   6:45 pm
Conclusion of Holiday                    7:31 pm


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For More Information, please contact our Executive Director, Adam Kofinas, at 404-633-1737 or

♦All children are encouraged to bring their shofar and try out to be “Best Shofar Sounder” in OVS!

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Rabbinic Search Update

Updates on the Rabbinic Search will be posted periodically on this site. Click below to read each update in detail:

Rabbinic Search Update June 13, 2019

Thursday, Jun 13 5:05p
It has been a great honor to chair the Search Committee. Each member of the committee has been completely dedicated to the process and gave of their time, energy and experience.


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.

Your Path to Spanish Citizenship Begins at OVS

When Luis  Portero, an attorney licensed to practice in Spain and served as counsel for the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain during the parliamentary process of approval of the Law on granting the Spanish citizenship to Sephardim, presented at OVS last spring, he discussed the process of getting the law enacted, of which he was a major contributor, and presented on the steps involved in applying  for Spanish Citizenship through this program. A copy of his presentation, including a detailed walkthrough of the process, can be found here.


Or VeShalom is proud to be a guide for you through this process. Note that the program ends on October 1, 2019, so get started today. To find out more and begin the process, click here.

OVS Featured in NY Times Article by Joan Nathan

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

Thoughts from OVS Leadership

Rabbi's Kassorla's D'vrei Torah


Messages from Michael Bouhadana

Thursday, Oct 10 2:28p

Thursday, Sep 26 3:44p


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. 

Thu, October 17 2019 18 Tishrei 5780