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)
Rabbi Alan Rabishaw and Cantorial Soloist Carol Gunnerson invite you to join our TOR Family as we celebrate the New Year 5775/2014. TOR's choir will help lift our spirits at many of the services during the High Holidays. Our Selichot services will take place on Saturday, 9/20. First day Rosh Hashanah services begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9/24. Kol Nidre services will take place on Friday, October 3rd, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For a more detailed list of dates and times of our High Holy Day services, please click here.
Taslich is a Rosh HaShanah tradition where Jews to go to a nearby body of water to symbolically cast away their sins from the past year in preparation for Yom Kippur. As part of our "Taslich" ceremony, Rabbi Rabishaw will lead us in a short prayer and then we will toss bread crumbs representing our past sins into the water as we pray for forgiveness. The ceremony can be very moving and usually takes less than thirty minutes; a short video of last year's Taslich ceremony can be viewed here. Please call the Temple Office for more details about the Ceremony. This year Temple Or Rishon would like to express appreciation to Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and to Sacramento County Regional Parks for their assistance in complying with new permitting requirements.
Temple Or Rishon has a beautiful Tree of Life plaque. This plaque provides an oportunity for us to honor special people in our lives as well to honor those who have touched our lives but are no longer with us. You can also honor life cycle events such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings as well. To purchase a Tree of Life leaf, please fill out our Tree of Life form and mail it to the Temple Office.
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.