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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. 

Upcoming Events

Please join us at any or all of the following events!

All Events
  • Friday
    Dec  14
    Congregational Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Dec 14th 6:30p to 9:30p
    Join OVS for Shabbat Dinner. Details TBA


  • Tuesday
    Dec  25
    Volunteer: Be a Pinch Hitter on Dec 25
    Tuesday, Dec 25th (All day)
    Join us on Tuesday, December 25 as a volunteer! The Pinch Hitter Program, which is organized by B’nai B’rith and chaired by Harry Lutz, provides volunteers to work in non-medical positions in area hospitals on Christmas Day to give employees the day off to spend with their families. We will work in (approximately) four-hour shifts at eleven hospitals and assisted living facilities this year. You can sign up online at Call Harry at 678.485.8179 for more information.


  • Sunday
    Feb  10
    Jewish Community Blood Drive at AA Synagogue
    Sunday, Feb 10th 9:00a to 2:00p
    Donating Blood saves lives and the need for blood is constant and urgent.



AmazonSmile - Support OVS

AmazonSmile: Support OVS When You Shop!Support Congregation Or VeShalom when you shop. 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!

Future of OVS Committee

The Future of OVS Committee has been working through the summer collecting data in different ways. A community survey was recently sent to all current members as part of this effort. In addition, the committee held a series of town hall meetings in late August.

To share additional thoughts with our consultant, Michele Levin, please email her at

We plan to share the findings of the committee at the Annual Membership Meeting in December.

Dan Dinur and Morris Maslia
Co-Chairs of Future of OVS Committee

Thoughts from OVS Leadership

Rabbi's Kassorla's D'vrei Torah


Your Path to Spanish Citizenship

Thank you to Luis Portero for presenting to us on April 22, 2018. Luis is 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. 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. Please note that the program ends on October 1, 2019, so it’s best to get started right away. To find out more and begin the process, click here.

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. 

Navigating Our New Site

Welcome to the NEW OVS site! We are working to add guides for each section of the site to help understand the more confusing sections. If a guide isn't listed, please contact the office for further instructions.

To view the guides page, click here.

Mon, December 10 2018 2 Tevet 5779