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Or Rishon Weekly Bulletin

 
 
Temple Or Rishon
Weekly Bulletin
 
 
 
 

April 2, 2017

6 Nissan 5777

 
 
 
 
2017 Second Night Passover Seder
 
 
 
 

Sacramento Marriott 

11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova

Please join Rabbi Alan Rabishaw and

Cantorial Soloist Carol Gunnerson

for a 2nd Night Passover Seder.

Adult Member: $50; Child Member: $25

Adult Non-Member: $60; Child Non-Member: $30

Click here to download the reservation form

or call the Temple office at 916-988-4100.

Reservations must be received no later than

Friday, April 7th.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for Shabbat Services
Our Friday Shabbat Service, begins at 6:45 pm. Saturday Morning Shabbat Service is at 10:00am celebrating the Bar Mitzah of Sam Weltsch. Our weekly Torah study is at 9:00am. To learn the name of this week's Torah portion and to find out more about the Torah portion click here. If the link will not open, cut and paste urj.org/learning/torah into your browser.
 
 
 
 
 
 
#ONECOMMUNITY
Join us for an event to celebrate the friendship between TOR and the Tarbiya Institute
Wednesday, April 12th
Details to come
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for a Legacy Shabbat!
Friday, April 21, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
at Temple Or Rishon.
The celebration continues at TOR Shabbat Services where Rabbi Rabishaw will offer a special blessing to all members of the Legacy Society. If you know someone that may be interested in joining the Legacy Society, please consider asking them to join us at this special event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TOR / TBY Community Campout and Mountain Extravaganza

Friday, Aug 25 thru Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

Gates Group Campground, Tahoe National Forest

A community Shabbaton in the mountains . How great is it to spend a Shabbat together, with friends, camping in the beauty of a Tahoe High Sierra forest! 
Cost TBD
RSVP To This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call the Office
916-988-4100
 
 
 
 
ADULT GROUPS

Jewish Book Club
Next Meeting: Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm. We are reading The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman
Call Alison Braverman at 916-988-7110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.​
 
Dinner for 8 - April 29th - RSVP by April 19th
Share a meal in a casual and friendly setting, while getting to know one another better!  Sometimes you know who’s coming, but there is also the opportunity to make new friends and get to know acquaintances better!   Couples and singles, all adults are welcome to participate! For more information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Interested in hosting? Call Sheri Katz at 916-521-7603.
 
Mitzvah Committee
Looking to help, volunteer and donate? Contact Vivian Marguleas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ot call 916-771-2041
 
TOR Hineni Committee Wants YOU to do a Mitzvah
The Hineni Group is reinstating the Lotsahelpinghandswebsite to coordinate providing meals, transportation, and visits to people who are ill and in need.We need your help! Please sign up to be notified of needs in our community. This will mean that you receive emails about upcoming needs and can sign up to fill them on the website calendar.
 
HOW TO SIGN UP:
You will need to create an account with a username and password in order to be able to sign up to help out! Click on the following link and follow the instructions there:
 
If you have any questions about signing up, contact Carol Catinari at //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will respond. For other inquiries about the program, email Pearl Cohen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..You will need to create an account with a password to join the community. Thank you for helping your Temple community. It’s a mitzvah!
                
Writers' Group
Next Meeting: Sunday, April 9th, 10:00-11:30 am. The Writers' Group is open to all aspiring and accomplished writers. Contact Carol Catinari for more information.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
J.A.C.S
J.A.C.S is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with a Jewish focus. This program offers experience, strength and hope for those with addictions, such as alcohol, narcotics, food, or gambling; any addiction that contributes to making one’s life unmanageable, AND families who are experiencing the effects of their loved one’s disease. Confidential and Anonymous
Meeting on the Third Tuesday of Every month

Next Meeting 04/18/2017

Meetings are in Classroom 6 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Contact the office for more information.

916-988-4100

 
MEN'S CLUB
-Bagel Breakfast Meeting
1st Sunday of the month at 10:00 am.
Next Meeting: May 7th, 2017
-Poker Night 
Monthly at 7:00 pm at Cal Sachs home.
Next Game: May 8th, 2017
Please contact Mike Prusak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916-792-5896 for more information about Men's Club.
 
SENIORS
Leisure League at Temple Or Rishon April 5th 12:30PM to 1:30PM: Alta Gray - Unique Singer/songwriter who discovered her passion for music at age 25, and has been singing all aound Canada and teh United Ststes. Join us for a sing along live music session. For more information or to RSVP, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
YOUTH
Contact Mary Frank at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on our youth groups. You can also find out what's happening at TOR religious school by viewing our blog: www.toreducation.org
 
TASTY -  8th-12th Grades  
Contact Eden Friedman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
for more information on TASTY.

TASTY Bites - 6 & 7th Grades  
Contact Eden Friedman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
for more information on TASTY Bites.
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Gan K'tan  
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 am. This program is for young children (ages 18 months-5 years) and the adults that love them. We will sing, play, create, listen to and learn about the wonders of being Jewish. Fee.
Next class: April 7th, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
SOCIAL ACTION
 
 
Wanna Be A Mensch?
The Membership Committee is seeking out individuals to help implement a new program here at TOR.  As a mensch, you would help orient new members to the goings on at the temple.  We are looking for members of all ages and demographics to help welcome new members of similar age and/or interests.  Please note, this will not be a large time commitment!  For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Willenborg at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Sheri Katz at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
TOR Food Closet
The Food Closet is open whenever TOR's doors are open, Tuesday-Saturday and on Sunday when Religious school is in session.  We hope you will come in if the need arises and help yourself to whatever you want.
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Volunteer with Jewish Family Service
JFS is looking for volunteers to visit with homebound seniors. Many of our seniors are homebound, not able to drive, and have little contact with other people. They are in need of a friendly visitor on a regular basis, if possible. Contact Community Social Worker, Rebecca Ray, at 916-205-0688 for more information.
 
Shabbat Shalom Sacramento
Volunteer to make Shabbat on a Friday afternoon with Jewish residents at local senior facilities. Federation provides all of the fixings-- candlesticks, candles, grape juice, challah, etc. You provide companionship and a visit! 3:00 - 4:00pm. For more information, location, and dates, contact Elissa Einhorn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Transportation for Seniors
Do you use ParaTransit? The Jewish Federation has been awarded limited grant funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of the West to provide Taxi, ParaTransit, or Regional Transit vouchers to Jewish seniors who are home-bound or no longer able to drive. For more information, contact our Community Social Worker, Rebecca Ray, at 916-205-0688.
 
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CONTACT US
 
 
Temple Or Rishon
7755 Hazel Avenue
PO Box 857
Orangevale, CA 95662
 
Phone:916-988-4100
Fax: 916-988-4229
 
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The April Newsletter is available online. Click here to access it. Happy Reading!
 
 
 
 
 
The Circle -
A Gathering of Love and Healing ​​​​​​​
TONIGHT -
Tuesday, April 4 
at 7:00 pm
Our monthly Healing Circle will help you to open and access the potential of your own natural ability to heal through music, prayer, readings, poetry, visualization, mindfulness meditation, and community.  Allow yourself the gift of reconnecting with your precious soul and finding the peace within.  Our Healing Circle is led by Carol Gunnerson, spiritual leader, and is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Due to Passover, the April meeting will be on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Email Carol with any questions:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 
Do you have an extra space at your Seder table? Are you looking for a place to celebrate Passover? Please contact the temple office if either apply to you! We'll be happy to match you with a congregant/family for Passover. 
 
 
 
 
 
Save The Date
Together Not Alone: A special Shabbat dedicated to awareness of mental health issues
May 12th and 13th
 
 
 
 
 
Are you interested in getting more involved at Temple Or Rishon? We have a number of great opportunities for people to share their talents and expertise with their TOR family. If any of the items below peak your interest, please contact us! We'd love to have you here!
 
 
Upcoming Board Meeting - Our next board of trustees meeting will take place on April 18th at 6:30pm. All members are welcome to attend board meetings.​​​​​​​
 
 
 
 
 
TOR
Wants to Know!
Do you have any talents or skills that could benefit your congregation and community? Do you think TOR could use more programs or events? Please fill out his interest survey. Click Here Or use you cell phone QR Reader Below.
 
 
 
 
 
GOT KIDS? NEED A SITTER?
 
We have a list of TOR teens who are available for babysitting. Some of them even drive! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for details.
 
 
 
 
Who do you contact?
 
(916) 988-4100
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SCRIP 
To purchase Scrip from ShopWithScrip, please click here. Register using our enrollment code ofADCE58LC1L7L6. To view our list of In-Stock Scrip, please click here. Contact your Scrip Coordinator: Cecily Kane: 916-969-5936,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also buy Scrip from Mary or Melissa in the Temple office.
 
 
 
 
 
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