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To provide all families of Temple Or RIshon

with pathways to discovering

their Jewish selves and community through

interactive, shared and innovative

learning and play

designed to touch senses and souls.

Family Education at TOR is an opportunity to learn, to grow, to share and to experience the joy of Jewish education together with your children. It's a hands-on interactive opportunity to laugh and have fun while you are learning.

TOR's Religious School meets on Sunday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00

On Sundays our students in grades Pre-K – 5th work on a Judaics curriculum that studies our history, culture, values, prophets, life cycles and holidays. In 6th and 7th grade we expand our learning to encompass peer pressure, the Holocaust, living as a Jew in today's environment and on some of the Ethical Choices we make every day. In 6th Grade the students also begin to learn about famous American Jews. Our Hebrew studies also begin in Pre-K as we learn the Hebrew alphabet and then move onto growing our Hebrew Vocabulary. Once our students reach 4th grade their studies continue with the learning of our prayers as they prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

We have wonderful teachers that enhance our Sunday School curriculum with their music and art activities. In our primary grades we also have a wonderful teacher leading our children in 'Aleph Bet Yoga.'

In order to meet the needs of all of our students we have a teacher who is here every Sunday to give any student who needs it that little extra help so that they might need to be successful in their class.

If you are interested in our Religious/Hebrew School Program, please contact our educator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.

 

 

 

Gan K'tan: For young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) and the adults who love them. We will sing, play, create, listen to and learn about the wonders of being Jewish. New to our program this year is the addition of a Hebrew Immersion Component. Our wonderful Israeli teacher, Efrat, works with our little ones and their parents to increase their vocabulary for 20 minutes each Friday. This has added a whole new dimension to our Gan K'Tan program. We meet on Friday mornings from 10:00—11:30am.

Tot Shabbat: Join us the third Friday of each month at 6:00pm for services, singing, storytelling and more. Each Tot Shabbat is followed by a child-friendly Oneg in the Pre-K/K Classroom.

For any questions or to make reservations please call or e-mail Mary Frank at (916) 988-4100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TOR's Judaica and Hebrew programs serve as the pathway for our children to learn, grow and be challenged Jewishly. Our programs exist to help create and strengthen the Jewish identity and committment of our children and their families as we encounter that which is central to Judaism; our love for God, our love for Torah and our love for Israel.

Our Congregation recognizes that a Jewish education should meet the needs of each child. With this goal in mind, our school is committed to working with any family with a child requiring a specialized Jewish education.

We believe that Jewish education is a partnership.

It is a unique and holy relationship between home and school and between parents, children and teachers. We believe that the synagogue and school are both important aspects of a child's Jewish learning experience.

We seek to develop a sense of menschlichkeit, of being good people who are sensitive both within and outside of our community and who see the world Jewishly.

In our Judaica and Hebrew programs our goal is to create a learning community which has the following components:

  • Students feel that others know who they are, care about them and notice if they are absent.
  • Students feel that they can trust the other individuals in the community.
  • Students have a sense of shared goals and values.
  • Students feel that they have a role in the decision-making process and in what happens to them.
  • Students are aware that they are part of a specifically Jewish community and participate in living Jewish experiences through study, prayer, celebration, tzedakah, song, play and, of course, food.

If you are interested in our Religious/Hebrew School Program, please contact our educator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.

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