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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 are LGBTQ.  We are those revisiting the comfort of our childhood rituals and those searching for something that might have been missing since then.

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TOR logo GOODCelebrate 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.   Our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will also include musical accompaniment by our Temple Or Rishon choir under the direction of Ruth Owens and Lydia Owens. Selichot dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16th followed by dinner.   Erev Rosh Hashanah will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20th followed by a morning service at 10:300 a.m.    We will celebrateTaslich at the American River at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21st.   2nd day Rosh Hashanah will take place on Friday, Sept. 22nd, at 10 a.m. followed by a dairy pot luck.    We will have a Kol Nidre family service at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29th followed by a service with our choir and sermon at 7:30 p.m.    Yom Kippur morning Service will be at 10 am. on Saturday, Sept. 30th, with a separate children's program also available.  A Yom Kippur afternoon/healing service will be at 1:15 p.m. followed by Yizkor service at 5:15 p.m. and Neilah and Havdalah at 5:45 p.m.  For ticket information, please contact the Temple office at (916)988-4100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TOR logo GOODTOR Adult Learning Opportunities 2016-2017

The beginning of the new Jewish year is also the beginning for this  year's Adult Education program.   There are many adult learning opportunties available this year and we hope you will join us.   For a detailed catalog of learning opportunities, click here.

TOR logo GOODTOR Weekly Bulletin, September 5th, 2017

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


September 2017 Newsletter

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


March Educator's Message

Keep up-to-date about TOR's Religious School, Hebrew School, and Adult Education programs by reading our monthly Educator's message.   

 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.


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.


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

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 Groups

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



Contact Info

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Temple Or Rishon

P.O. Box 857
7755 Hazel Ave. 
Orangevale, CA   95662

P: (916)-988-4100
Fax: (916)-988-4229