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)
It's happening again...but...this time we are pulling out all the stops! Indulge your sweet tooth with delicious desserts then relax and enjoy entertainment provided by Vox Musica and our very own children's choir! We will have six incredible tasting categories: Cookies, Candy, Cake, Breads & Pastries, Pies, Cobblers, & Tarts, and Brownies & Bars. There will also be a fantastic raffle as well. For more information, view the flyer here. RSVP to the Temple office at 916-988-4100.
Temple Or Rishon, in sacred partnership with our friends at Congregation Beth Shalom, is proud to present a two part Symposium we are calling "A Symposium of Life." This Symposium will provide spiritual and practical resources, along with insights from our Jewish tradition that will provide guidance and inspiration-whether we are preparing for our own "golden" years, or are caring for others. November 9th at Temple Or Rishon will focus on Aging with Grace. November 16th at Congregation Beth Shalom will focus on Tackling the Tough Stuff: The Jewish Way of Death and Dying. Both programs will begin at 9am and conclude by 2:30pm. Please contact Verde in the Temple office to sign up for one or both of these sessions.
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.
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.