April 9, 2018/ 24 Nisan 5778

Regular Shabbat services begin at 6:45pm.
Saturday morning Torah Study is at 9am, followed by Shabbat Services at 10am (when minyan is present)
To learn more about this week's Torah portion, click here.
Next Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, April 17th@ 6:30pm
Gun Violence, TOR, and What our Jewish Tradition Teaches Us
Wednesday, April 11th
6:30pm to 8pm
This gathering will provide an opportunity for our community to begin to sort through the issues, together! Our hope is that people will show up ready to share, listen and learn. Civil and respectful discourse is the only way we will have this conversation!

Next Session: April 19th at 6:30pm

We'll welcome the new Jewish month of Iyar and explore the different energy aspects of the month through the eyes of Kabbalah, stories and meditations, drawing and more.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Sunday, April 15

Moral Courage
During the Holocaust

Keynote Speaker

Mosaic Law Congregation
2300 Sierra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
Are you ready to lend a hand?!!
We have lots of great volunteer opportunities in our TOR community.

  • Comfort someone who is sick, feed the homeless, provide company to a homebound member.... Click here for our Mitzvah Projects page. Many different opportunities are available for ongoing mitzvahs (including donations needed) at Temple Or Rishon.
  • We will continue to accept donations for Sacramento State University Students through the middle of April.

The Circle

Cultivating joy and compassion within yourself and others…

With every step and every breath


Carol Gunnerson,

Spiritual Leader

Learn how to quiet the mind and open the heart through

Teachings, Song, Prayer, Meditation, Reflection, Discussion

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

at 7:00 pm

All are welcome from TOR and the greater community

E-mail Carol with any questions:

Mikolot Mayim Sacred Music:  Feliza & Or Zohar 
Sunday, April 15th
Join us for a morning of song, prayer and community. 

Rabbi Or Zohar is a musician, teacher of Judaism and Kabbalah, and community builder in the Israeli Reform Movement. He serves as the rabbi of 2 Reform congregations in the Galilee: Ma'alot Tivon and Misgav Regional Council. Feliza Zohar is a singer-songwriter, song leader, artist and choreographer.
It's back!
The Family Challah Bake
April 22nd
2:30 to 5:30pm
$36 per Challah station (max of 2 people)

Join us for a fun evening of challah making and friendship!

CLICK HERE to reserve your Challah Station!

Join us on May 18th and 19th for a Shabbat Celebrating Mental Health and Recovery

May 18th - Services at 6:45pm
May 19th - Torah Study at 9am; Services at 10am

Join us for a lovely weekend in Lake Tahoe.
April 27-29
Lakeland Village
South Lake Tahoe

$270/per person (double)    $370/per person (single)
(includes two nights lodging, all meals, and programming from Friday evening through Sunday morning)

Click here to Register Online

Click here to view flyer
Contact Richard Ziman at (916) 502-3457 or rcziman@aol.com
New Class Starting on April 26th

Firsts in the Torah
Instructor: Efrat Gubezskis

Thursdays: April 26, May 3, 10

Did you know that the first kiss in the Torah was not a kiss of love, the first love in the Torah was not the couple's love, the first laugh in the Torah was also the last? Join us for a new  series, where we will explore the "The first in the Torah" such as first love, first cry, first     animal, first laugh and more. We will study the related stories from different perspectives and from a refreshing point of view.

Fee: $20 (members); $30 (non-members)

Register Now

Jewish Book Club
Next Meeting: Monday, April 23 at 7:00 pm. We are reading  The Orphan’s Tale: a Novel  by Pam Jenof Call Alison Braverman at 916-988-7110 or alcinp1@aol.com for more information.​

Dinner for 8  - May 12th at 6:30pm - RSVP by April 29
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 and to RSVP, email: dinnerfor8@orrishon.org 
Interested in hosting? Call Sheri Katz at 916-521-7603.

Mitzvah Network
If you want to help with any of the following, please contact the individual indicated.
Console the bereaved: Beth Fassler  (916)791-4789 or Kathy Sloan (916)789-4577
Care for the sick: Pearl Cohen  (916)472-6166
Feed the hungry:
    To help feed the homeless at the Gathering Inn,
Sheryl Bane  (916) 632-8404
    To help with the food closet, call the temple: 
(916) 988-4100
Show caring and compassion for our homebound seniors: Vivian Marguleas  (916) 771-2041
Writers' Group
2nd Sunday of the Month at 10:30am
Next meeting: May 13
The Writers' Group is open to all aspiring and accomplished writers. Contact Carol Catinari for more information.  carolcatinari@gmail.com

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 4/17/18

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

Contact the office for more information.


If you are interested in being a part of Or Rishon Women, please contact Deanna Stilwell at drstilwell@yahoo.com


-Bagel Breakfast Meeting - Matzo Brei this month!
1st Sunday of the month at 9:00 am.
Next Meeting: May 6, 2018
-Poker Night 
Monthly at 7:00 pm at Temple Or Rishon.
Next Game May 14, 2018
Please contact Mike Prusak at prusakmi@earthlink.net or call 916-792-5896 for more information about Men's Club.

Leisure League at TOR- 
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, Noon- 2:00pm

Contact Mary Frank at mary.frank@orrishon.org 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: emfriedman321@gmail.com
for more information on TASTY.

TASTY Bites - 6 & 7th Grades  
Contact Eden Friedman at emfriedman321@gmail.com 
for more information on TASTY Bites.

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.
Next Session: April 27th.
Sunset Lawn cemetery plot for sale
Single plot, can become double plot
Offers accepted

Call Beryl Levine at 916-289-0425 for information

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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.
Who do you contact?

Spiritual Guidance - Rabbi Rabishaw

Calendar, Education, Life-cycle events, general concerns.

Account Questions
We have a bunch of new items. Please stop by and have a look. New Havdalah Sets, mezuzot, jewelry, candles, candlesticks and yads! Great gifts for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs!
To purchase Scrip from ShopWithScrip, please click here. Register using our enrollment code of ADCE58LC1L7L6. To view our list of In-Stock Scrip, please click here. Contact your Scrip Coordinator: Cecily Kane: 916-969-5936,
chcoholic@hotmail.com. You can also buy Scrip from Mary in the Temple office.

Annual Sacramento Jewish Film Festival
April 19th through April 22nd

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 the Federation at federation@jewishsac.org

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.
Click here to request information.

Temple Or Rishon
7755 Hazel Avenue
PO Box 857
Orangevale, CA 95662

Fax: 916-988-4229