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We are a spirited and spiritual community of people whose lives are enriched by our connection to Judaism and to one another. For nearly 30 years, we've gathered in the eastern Sacramento valley to learn, celebrate, pray and grow together.

We are newly-weds and empty-nesters, toddlers and elders, doubters and the devout. We are the non-Jewish partners and the newcomers to Judaism; we're those revisiting the comfort of our childhood rituals and those searching for something that might have been missing since then.

We are teachers and students... (

 TOR-MenorahCome Celebrate Simchat Torah on Monday, Oct. 5th, at 6:45 p.m.

Join Temple Or Rishon as we sing, dance and celebrate the Torah with the DJ Matt of Galaxy Mobile DJs on Monday, October 5th, at 6:45 p.m.   Be with us in the Synagogue as we unwrap the Torah and re-roll it to begin the new year.   Enjoy a tasty TAFFY APPLE as a sweet reminder of the season.   Our Simchat Torah celebration is a great way to wrap up the High Holy Days as a community!

 TOR-MenorahNew TOR Adult Education Course Catalog for 2015-16

Temple Or Rishon's Adult Education Program offers classes that are intellectually and spiritually satisfying - and fun. They appeal to the different backgrounds and interests of congregation members and are open to all members of the community. Whether you have been immersed in Jewish learning for years, or are just beginning, you are sure to find something that will satisfy your interests and curiosity and support your spiritual and religious life.   Please see our new 2016-16 Adult Education Course Catalog here!

A number of exciting courses will begin in the month of October, including:  The Mystical Imagery of Kabbalat Shabbat, "Advanced" Beginner/Intermediate Hebrew, Conversational Hebrew, Judaism's 10 Best Ideas for Those Who Wonder, "Why Be Jewish"?  and Understanding Israel:  Perspectives on the "Settlement" Issue.   More information about these upcoming courses can be found here.

 TOR-MenorahTOR Tree of Life

Temple Or Rishon has a beautiful Tree of LIfe Plaque.   This plaque provides an opportunity for us to honor special people in our lives and memories or to honor life cycle events such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings.   You can honor a loved one or celebrate a special event for a donation of $125 per leaf.   The leaves are engraved locally and will be ready in only a few days.   To purchase a Tree of LIfe leaf, please fill out our Tree of LIfe Form, enclose a check for $125, and mail it to the Temple Office.


TOR's Yahrzeit Memorial Wall

Temple Or Rishon also has a beautiful Yahrzeit Memorial Wall in our Synagogue. Our Yahrzeit Memorial Wall provides an opportunity to remember those who have touched our lives but who are no longer with us. When you light a light on the memorial wall, you are rekindling the light of their spirit. Each plaque has its own light, and the light will be lit once on the Friday before the annual Yahrzeit and on Yom Kippur Day. Orders for reserved spaces on our Memorial Wall are now being taken. To purchase a Yahrzeit Memorial Wall Plaque, please fill our our Yahrzeit Memorial Wall Plaque form and mail it to the Temple Office.

TOR logo GOODTOR Weekly Bulletin, September 29th, 2015

The TOR Weekly News Bulletin contains a detailed listing of what's happening at TOR .


October 2015 Newsletter

Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community.   Read about our upcoming events and happenings during the upcoming month.


Photo Gallery

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!


Social Action

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.


Youth Groups

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.



Simchat Torah 2015

Simchat Torah 2015

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 Our Menorah Heads!

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Adult Bnai Mitzvah Photos

TOR's 1st Ever Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

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 Photography by Artistic Focus (916)276-2500)

TOR Upcoming Events


10.07.2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


10.08.2015 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


10.08.2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


10.09.2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am


10.09.2015 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm


10.10.2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am