Congregation Ner Hamizrach was founded in 1991 to serve the spiritual needs of the growing Sephardic Jewish population in Atlanta, GA. The synagogue is home to a warm and welcoming kehilla, steeped in the Sephardic tradition of nusach Edot Hamizrach.
Tefilla (prayer), Limud Torah (study of the Law), and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of kindness) are the backbone of Ner Hamizrach. Daily minyanim, shiurim (classes) for both men and women, and servicing the Atlanta Jewish community at large is the duty of Ner Hamizrach. Its affiliation with the Agudath Israel of America organization encourages Congregation Ner Hamizrach to welcome not only Sephardim but Ashkenazim, Chassidim and any Jewish person wanting to make a stronger connection with Hashem. We stress the achdut (unity) that is needed to bring about the coming of Mashiach.
Ner Hamizrach is a strong leader in the Atlanta Orthodox Jewish Community. Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael, Temima Girls High School, and Camp Pirchei all got their start in Ner Hamizrach. The congregation encourages and helps children learn to pray and read the Torah according to the Sephardic tradition. In addition, Ner Hamizrach provides services such as a Chevra Kaddisha (burial society), a private cemetery and the availability to purchase Tefillin and Mezzuzot.