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Jewish Community Blood Drive

Do a Mitzvah & Save a Life!

Blood donations are desperately needed. Sign up today at redcrossblood.org

Use the box on the top right of the website to "Find a Blood Drive" and use code JWV (Jewish War Veterans).

Yizkor Book Submissions Open

Now is the time to enter your Yizkor Book information..

• Click here to access the Yizkor Book form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 30.

New Mask Policy

Thank you to everyone who filled out our Attendance Policy Survey that was sent out last week. We are pleased to report that of the over 150 respondents, over 90% have been vaccinated to date. Based on the advice of our medical advisement committee, and your feedback, we have adjusted our mask policy as follows effective immediately:

In line with the CDC's recent guidelines, if you have been fully vaccinated (2 weeks out from your 2nd Modena/Pfizer shot or your one J&J shot), you do not need to wear a mask. If you have not been fully vaccinated, we ask you to continue to wear a mask while in the building out of courtesy to your fellow members and attendees at services, programs, and events. 

We will continue to have disposable surgical masks available at the entrance to both the building and sanctuary for those who wish to wear them. We have also procured a supply of KN-95 masks for those who prefer their additional protection.

We will continue to update you as we continue towards full reopening in the coming weeks and months, such as the resumption of kiddush on Shabbat, and in-person programming during the week. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces this and every Saturday morning as we hold Shabbat morning services and at upcoming programs and events.

- Your OVS Leadership

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  rabbi.hearshen@orveshalom.org.

AmazonSmile - Support OVS on Amazon Prime Day

AmazonSmile: Support OVS When You Shop!

 

 

Support Congregation Or VeShalom when you shop, whether it's back to school supplies, college dorm necessities, and even food for the Kosher food pantry at JF&CS! And remember to place the word "smile" before you type in the website.

Click the link here or on the logo to ensure you are signed up to support OVS.

You shop. Amazon donates!

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.

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. 

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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