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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

Leslie Cohen

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Apart from feeling at home at TOR, there's another reason the temple is near and dear to me: It's where I met my husband, Ned Cohen, (past president of TOR). This year we will celebrate our 20th anniversary! I grew up in the mid-west and my first experience in California was in the bay area. It was nice (what's not to like about California?!), but it didn't feel like home. After finishing graduate school I moved to Roseville and found my home away from home! I've been a nurse practitioner for over 25 years. I "retired" from Kaiser in 2012, but continue to run 8 flu clinics for Kaiser's North Valley during the flu season, August through January. It's hard to believe that TOR has been a part of my life for almost a quarter of a century! There have been many changes during that time; it seems impossible that in 2014 we're celebrating TOR's 30 anniversary! I look forward to continued participation within the Temple Or Rishon community.

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.

 

MHN 11 12 Program

 

Ongoing programs

 

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 Purim Spiel 2017!

1 Purim Spiel

Unrolling the Torah at Simchat Torah 2015

Unrolling the Torah 2015

TOR Upcoming Events

12Dec
13Dec
12Dec
12.12.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"The Circle"
13Dec
12.13.2017 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Leisure League at TOR
13Dec
12.13.2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hebrew Tutorials
13Dec
12.13.2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
B'nai Mitzvah Class

Hava Havana