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Shabbat Services

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		                            <span class="slider_description">Tot Shabbat on the Lawn</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Field Day with Tashlich Service at Camp Ramah Darom</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Drumming with Rabbi Hearshen</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Sisterhood Bureka Making each Tuesday at 9:30 am.</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>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Join us on Tuesday, October 19 for our next Young Adult Bureka night.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Congregation Or VeShalom in Brookhaven, GA</span>


Updated COVID-19 Policy

Per last week’s updated CDC Guidance, and the advice of our Medical Committee, anyone 2 years old and older will be required to wear a facemask covering one’s mouth and nose while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. At this time, we are also suspending all indoor dining. We will be eating all meals outside as long as the weather permits. These changes are effective immediately. 
We are already hard at work on re-envisioning our upcoming calendar to facilitate this change in policy. As we will no longer be allowed to eat indoors at OVS, the High Holiday Mitzvot Auction, scheduled for August 15, will be held outdoors. 
While we recognize that this was not the direction we wish we had to go in; we also must accept that with the COVID-19 Delta variant continuing to spread, we must take these steps to protect our members, guests, and staff. We appreciate your cooperation, and we’ll continue to review this policy as developments warrant. Policy updates will be sent via email and posted on our website as we approach the High Holidays.

Rabbi Hearshen                           Adam Kofinas                                Semon Akbashev
                                                       Executive Director                        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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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, 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.

Sat, November 27 2021 23 Kislev 5782