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Or Rishon Weekly Bulletin

 
 
Temple Or Rishon
Weekly Bulletin
 
 
 
 

March 19, 2017

21 Adar 5777

 
 
 
 
Introducing TOR's Newly Elected Board!
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you all who participated in our Annual Meeting! Thank you to Rabbi Alan Rabishaw,  Mary Frank, Doug Robins, Jake Rosenberg, Mark Silber and Ted Blumenstein for informing TOR members of the many new and exciting things happening at TOR. The meeting was a great success and we are all looking forward to a productive new season!  
Presenting your New Board, effective July 1, 2017! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President
Kimberly Olker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vice President
Susan Steiber
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Secretary and Trustee
Shelly Koumelis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trustee
Jennifer Jacobs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trustee
Marc Dubin
 
 
 
 
Trustee
Greg Konkoff
 
 
 
 
 
A Special thank you to all who volunteered to bring food, those who helped set up and clean up, and the volunteers who made sure everything ran smoothly. Your service is very appreciated!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for Shabbat Services
Our regular Shabbat Service, begins at 6:45 pm.  Saturday Morning Shabbat Service is at 10:00am with our weekly Torah study 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.
 

JCRC President to Speak at Shabbat Service, March 24

Please join us on March 24 at 6:45 when we welcome Bruce Pomer, president of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Bruce will educate and update TOR on the important issues facing the larger Sacramento community, as well as the important relationships and coalitions the JCRC is creating across the region. Bruce has worked 40 years working in health administration and policy development in the state of California and nonprofit sector. He is married to Anne for 45 years with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 License to Party!
This Saturday,  March 25th
We are SOLD OUT!
All registered agents have been accounted for.
  A huge thank you to our sponsor agents
David and Nikki Wampold
Bill and Kathy Sloan
Aaron and Sarah Zeff
Rabbi Alan and Laura Rabishaw
Gerry and Judy Burstain
Richard and Debra Isaacs
Rob Burger
David and Kimberly Olker/Artistic Focus
Larry and Susan Stieber
David Abramowitz
Jim and Judy Ganulin
Steve and Sherry Raffin
Ned and Leslie Cohen
Craig and Arlene Lurey
Carol Catinari
Seth Rosenthal and Joi Barrett
John and Ellie Hessl
Jeremy and Rebecca Willenborg
Beth and Steve Fassler
Marylee Silverman
Doug and Rhonda Robins
Scott and Valerie DePeel
Jake and Heather Rosenberg
Cal Sachs
Michael and Rachel Wallace
Pam and Tim Herman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm.We are reading Here I Am by Jonathan Safran  - Foer
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
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 03/21/2017

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:  April 2nd, 2017
-Poker Night 
Monthly at 7:00 pm at Cal Sachs home.
Next Game: April 3rd, 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 Einstein Center - March 23rd, 2017- Leisure League is funded by The Trust Fund for the Jewish Elderly and the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. $5 includes lunch and entertainment. Noon-2:00pm.  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: March 24th, 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 March Newsletter is available online.Click here to access it. Happy Reading!
 
 
 
 
 
The Circle -
A Gathering of Love and Healing ​​​​​​​
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.
 
 
 
 
 
Temple Or Rishon's
2nd Night Passover Seder
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
at 6:30 pm
 
Sacramento Marriott -  Rancho Cordova
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.
 
 
 
 
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 March 21st 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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Life Cycle Updates/ Simchas/Illness - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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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JUDAICA SHOP
For more information about our Gift Shop please click here.  To view some of our gift items click here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Did you know that in the Temple's Social Hall there is a "WE STAND WITH ISRAEL" DISPLAY BOARD? Check it out!​​​​​​​
 
 
 
  
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