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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

Kimberly Olker

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After having our 2 sons, Daniel & Matthew, we officially joined TOR so that they could participate in the education program. Both boys went through the many years of Sunday school & Hebrew school, had their Bar Mitzvah, were confirmed and were both madrichim. Daniel is now in New York attending RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) as an aerospace engineering major. Matthew, a junior at Rocklin High School, is currently a madrich for Marcia. After college, I worked for years as an engineer at HP in the bay area, where I met my husband. When we moved to Rocklin and had kids, I started another career out of my passion for photography. I have been a professional photographer for almost 10 years and love the opportunities I have from this job. It’s wonderful to be able to attend services for a Bar/bat Mitzvah, feel spiritually fulfilled & also capture wonderful memories for the family. This has also been a wonderful way for me to meet more members of our wonderful congregation.  Being part of the TOR community for 20 years has been an important part of my life and for those in my family. I’ve made many close friends through this congregation and have an extended family through my Havurah. I’ve also had the honor of serving on multiple committees at TOR over the years, as well as serving as a trustee on the board.

Or Rishon Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

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.

 

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!

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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

14Dec
15Dec
14Dec
12.14.2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rosh Chodesh
16Dec
15Dec
12.15.2017 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Hanukkah Shabbat Service
16Dec
12.16.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Torah Study

Hava Havana