Congregation Or VeShalom (OVS) is a Sephardic synagogue located in North Druid Hills, Georgia and is known as one of the warmest and friendliest synagogues in Atlanta— with a name meaning it is a congregation of “Light and Peace.” At 450 families strong, it is dedicated to spiritual and intellectual growth, education, programs and developing its center of study and house of prayer.
Throughout history, in good times and bad, the kehila served our community as a “light” that encourages “peace” among its neighbors. The rich Jewish heritage originates in Turkey and the Isle of Rhodes, but welcomes Jews of all backgrounds. Services are primarily Sephardic, yet its members reflect a varied and harmonious background of Sephardim and Ashkenazim. Today, it has an extremely diverse membership that traces its roots from the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, North, Central and South America, and even Atlanta.