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Welcome to Temple Or Rishon

Welcome to Temple Or Rishon

A warm and diverse Reform Jewish Community

A Warm and Diverse Reform Jewish Community

Or Rishon - First Light

Or Rishon - First Light

Bringing the Light of Judaism into Our Lives and the World

Bringing the Light of Judaism into Our Lives and the World 

Where We Are

Where We Are

Located in the Eastern Sacramento Foothills

We Are Located in the Eastern Sacramento Foothills serving the Jewish Communities of Placer, El Dorado, and East Sacramento Counties

TOR Education

TOR Education

The Largest Hebrew School in the Sacramento Area

Temple Or Rishon has the largest Religious/Hebrew School in the Sacramento area

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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... (read more)  


 TOR-MenorahTOR's Workship "Facing Race, Our History, and Ourselves" featured in Sacramento Bee Article  

Temple Or Rishon's workshop on "Facing Race, Our History, and Ourselves" (which took place on Sunday, June 14th) was featured in a recent Sacramento Bee article "Jewish Americans join coversation about racism"  published on June 14th.  During the interactive workshop which was facilitated by our April Baskin, workshop participants learned about Jewish racial and ethnic divsersity, the complicated intersections of race and Jewish-American identify, and they considered our responsibility and opportunity as Jews to be involved in current work combating racial injustice.  


 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.


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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, July 27th, 2015

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


Newsletter

June-July 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.


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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

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

Youth Groups

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


 

 

Sara Rosenblatt My name is Sara Rosenblatt and I’m very excited to celebrate Bat Mitzvah on August 1st. I just finished 6th grade, so I’m the first one from my class to have one. In just a few short weeks, I’ll be heading back to school at Olympus Junior High School in Roseville.
For fun, I love to play competitive soccer, and spend time with my friends and family. Between Bat Mitzvah preparations and a family vacation to Seattle, I have not yet finished my Mitzvah project. I’ll be working with the Placer County SPCA to raise money for dogs and cats, as well as making them toys and beds.
Preparing for Bat Mitzvah was challenging, but I was well prepared with the help of several people, especially my tutor, Michelle Silver, and my Bimah Trainer, Paul Spector. I would like to thank everyone who helped me along the way. I hope you can make it to my Bat Mitzvah!    

 Our Menorah Heads!

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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

Jul
30

07.30.2015 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Jul
31

07.31.2015 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Jul
31

07.31.2015 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Aug
1

08.01.2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Aug
1

08.01.2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aug
1

08.01.2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm