A Warm and Diverse Reform Jewish Community
Bringing the Light of Judaism into Our Lives and the World
We Are Located in the Eastern Sacramento Foothills serving the Jewish Communities of Placer, El Dorado, and East Sacramento Counties
Temple Or Rishon has the largest Religious/Hebrew School in the Sacramento area
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)
In honor of TOR's thirty years as a congregation and the 13th birthday of our building, TOR is building a brick pathway using specially engraved bricks to commemorate our 30-13 event. The brick pathway will line the path outside our Sanctuary and be part of a newly landscaped garden. Bricks can be used to remember a loved one, to express gratitude or convey appreciation to a teacher, friend, or group, or to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, birth or other happy occasion. Each brick can be engraved with up to 4 lines of text in capital letters and will cost $100. To order your brick, please click on the order form here.
Please join us on Sunday, March 30th, at 3 p.m. in a special Seder focusing on the important women in our history and in our lives. Carol Gunnerson will be leading us through the beautiful Debbie Friedman songs that are coordinated with the Ma'yan Haggadah. The seder is open to all women ages 12 and up. Donation is $20 for members of Or Rishon Women and $25 for non-members. A copy of the Ma'yan Haggadah is available for $10. Sign-up form is here...
Join us for a Morning with Cara Wilson-Granat on Sunday, April 6th, at 10:30 a.m. Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp in World War II. Her father never wanted Anne rememberred as a victim, but as a living spirit through her words. A generation later, a young American girl began coversations with Otto through letters reflecting her own chaotic teenage years and the violence in America in the 60's and 70's. Cara Wilson wrote a book based on her extraordinary correspondence with Otto. Come Early for a Light Nosh Prepared by the Mens Club. For more information click here.
Rabbi Alan Rabbishaw is leading a TOR trip to Israel in June of 2014 (June 15-26). The tour includes two nights in Tel Aviv, two nights at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar in the Galilee, and six nights in the Holy City of Jerusalem. Please see the trip flyer for for details on this wonderful opportunity to see Israel.
Join TOR in celebrating two joyous occasions this year, our 30th birthday as a Congregation and the 13th birthday our our building. We will be hosting many different festivities during the year, including special Shabbat Celebrations, a Bar Mitzvah Bash, a 5K(ish) Fun/Run Walk, and other events to be announced. Also, be sure and save the date of Saturday, February 8, 2014, for our big 30th Anniversay Celebration, a fun-filled evening of music and dancing. We have much to celebrate!
The TOR Weekly News Bulletin contains a detailed listing of what's happening at TOR .
Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community. Read about our upcoming events and happenings during the upcoming month..
Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!
Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.
Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.