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Welcome to Temple Or Rishon

Welcome to Temple Or Rishon

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-MenorahCelebrate the Jewish New Year at Temple Or Rishon

Rabbi Alan Rabishaw and Cantorial Soloist Carol Gunnerson invite you to join our family as we celebrate the New Year 5777/2016.    Our Selichot service will take place on Saturday, September 24th, followed by Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sunday evening, October 2nd.   Rosh Hashanah day services will take place on Monday, October 3rd, and will be followed by our afternoon Taslich service at the American River.   Second day Rosh Hashanah services will take place on Tuesday, October 4th.    TOR's Kol Nidre service will take place on Tuesday, October 11th, followed by Yom Kippur Services on Wednesday, October 12th.    In addition to our Cantorial Soloist Carol Gunnerson's beautiful voice, our high holiday services will also be enhanced by our Or Rishon Choir.

For a detailed schedule of our High Holiday services, please click here.

As noted by Rabbi Rabishaw, "The synagogue is a place where I join my people in creating holy community; a community that shares a system of values, a community that seeks intellectual and spiritual challenge, a community that shares in one another's celebrations and sorrows."    Our New Year's celebration is a wonderful time to experience the benefits and joy of being part of our Or Rishon community.

Temple Or Rishon offers children's programs at Rosh Hashanah morning service as well as at Yom Kippur morning service.  

For ticket prices for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, please contact the Temple office at (916) 988-4100.


TOR-MenorahTravel to Israel with TOR and Rabbi Rabishaw

Next February 18 – March 2, 2017 (overlapping with the President’s Day holiday), Rabbi Rabishaw will lead an extraordinary TOR experience in Israel, introducing participants to the land and people of our Jewish homeland. This trip is designed to create a multi-generational Israeli experience for anyone looking to be inspired by the sights, sounds, and emotions that come with being in Israel. Click here to download all the important details, including the itinerary and pricing.

If you have questions, or would like more information, Rabbi Rabishaw is eager to speak with you, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


TOR logo GOODTOR Weekly Bulletin, August 15th, 2016

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


Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter

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


 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.


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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!


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Social Action

Our Mitzvah Committee 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.


 

 

Or Rishon Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Logan clinchHi. My name is Logan Clinch and I will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday June 18, 2016. I live in Folsom with my parents, 4 older siblings and 3 dogs. I like to swim, ski, skateboard, bike ride, play video games and play with my friends. I hope you can join me on this special day.

Luke Bezanson

Hello, my name is Luke Bezanson. I live in Rocklin with my mom, dad, and cat Dora. I attend Granite Oaks Middle School, where I will be going into 8th grade in the fall. My 13th birthday is on August 3rd and three days later is my Bar Mitzvah. Training for my Bar Mitzvah has definitely filled up my time, but has also taught me responsibility and perseverance. Whenever I have to practice my 7 aliyahs or drive to tutoring, I rarely want to do them. This is where my perseverance comes in, when I say to myself “You have to do it”. But what do I feel about the service? Well, when I have my Bar Mitzvah, I will feel like I have accomplished something.

jadon wexler

My name is Jadon Wexler. I live with my mom, dad, and my awesome brother Hunter. I go to Sutter Middle School in Folsom, California. Some of my hobbies include soccer, reading, and chess. I will be turning 13 on August 28th and my Bar Mitzvah is on the 10th of September. My Bar Mitzvah work has been challenging as well as time consuming in the middle of summer when there was a lot of fun stuff I'd rather be doing. Preparing for my Bar Mitzvah has made me discipline myself to achieve a big goal. After my Bar Mitzvah, I think I will feel a great sense of accomplishment. This perserverence will come in handy everywhere in my life, from school, my future career, and on the soccer field. I hope you will join me at my Bar Mitzvah!!!

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TOR Upcoming Events

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26

08.26.2016 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Aug
26

08.26.2016 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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27

08.27.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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27

08.27.2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aug
28

08.28.2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Aug
28

08.28.2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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