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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



(as of October 2016)


Mary and Ted Blumenstein

Phil and Alison Braverman

Larry Brownston

Robert Burger

Linda and Gerald Carsman

Carol Catinari

Leslie and Ned Cohen

Harry M. and Pearl C. Cohen

Glenn Cooper*

Mike and Lynn Dean

Stephen P. and Rita Dorris

Stephen and Beth Fassler

Marty Frankel

Jim and Judy Ganulin

Andy* & Cheryll Goldscheid

Marcia Green

Myrna Gumpert*

Neil H. Harris

Pam Herman

Cecily and Allen Kane

Brian and Sheri Katz

Jack Laskin*

Robert and Nancy Lenoil

Larry and Nancy Mandelberg

Vivian Marguleas

Jamie and Roger Mulkey

Dave and Kimberley Olker

Barbara Dunn Pope

Janine Preston

Mike and Linda Prusak

Alan and Laura Rabishaw

Steve and Sherry Raffin

Saul and Donna Rapkin

Doug and Rhonda Robins

Seth  Rosenthal & Joi Barrett

Cal Sachs

Mark and Rachel Silber

William and Kathleen Sloan

Paul & Viki Spector

Cecille Taylor

David and Nicki Wampold

Kelly and Harry Weinberg

Richard and Karen Ziman

…and those who prefer to remain anonymous

*of blessed memory

Or Rishon Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Hannah MarminsWe look forward to taking part in the celebration of Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah on August 19th, 2017. Hannah’s preparation for this significant day has been admirable. We’ve seen her determination and persistence grow along with our pride and joy. Hannah is an amazing young woman. She is an eclectic creative with a kind soul. Hannah loves art, music, dance, fashion, design and anything that happens on or near the water. Her Mitzvah Project is raising awareness and fundraising with Girlup.org to give girls access to education where they have none. She is a fierce advocate for those who don’t have a voice or that face discrimination. Hannah's mitzvah project embodies her passion. Mazel tov, Hannah Rose!

Oliver Smith

On June 10, 2017 Oliver Smith (Hebrew name: Baruch Aviv ben Leah) will be called-up to read from the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Oliver is a 7th grade student at Sutter Middle School in Folsom, where he maintains a 4.0 GPA. He has a variety of interests and hobbies including camping, coin collecting, and magic. He enjoys learning about the latest advances in technology and built his own computer from parts. As a member of TOR and a Star rank in Boy Scouts, he participates in community service throughout the year. For his Bar Mitzvah service project he worked to clean litter from our local trails. Oliver is excited to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah with his TOR family and friends.


April 2017


Yom Hashoah 2018


Challah bake flyer


adult retreat


Ongoing programs


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TOR Upcoming Events

07.17.2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
07.17.2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
J.A.C.S Meeting
07.20.2018 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Tot Shabbat Service
07.20.2018 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Shabbat Service
07.21.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study
07.21.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Service (when minyan is present)
Tish'a B'Av
07.22.2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
HHD Choir Rehearsal
07.23.2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Book Club
07.26.2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leisure League at Einstein Center

Hava Havana