Hanukkah is Coming!

Hanukkah! Oh Hanukkah! Come light the menorah!

Hanukkah word cloud glowing

We are really gearing up for Hanukkah here at Temple Or Rishon! Please take a minute to read about our needs and the great opportunities to celebrate Hanukkah with your TOR Family!


Remember to make yourself a note to bring potatoes to Sunday School on December 6th. The Men’s Club will be making their famous latkes and they can’t do it without potatoes!

Non-perishable food items – Remember that we need canned chicken tuna, ramen, & mac and cheese for the food closet. Also, if you raise chickens or have prolific gardens, we have families who would appreciate fresh produce or eggs.

Donations – As the end of the year approaches, and you are making your last minute charitable donations, consider donating to the religious school scholarship fund and/or the educator discretionary fund. We have a lot of kids who want to go to camp and this money helps us to get them there.


Hanukkah Items – The TOR gift shop has a large selection of Hanukkah items available for sale. We have candles, dreidels, gelt, menorahs, serving dishes, little gifts, lots of stuff. This week there is a table set up in the foyer so you can see everything that the gift shop has to offer. Consider supporting TOR and do your Hanukkah shopping here!

Friday, December 4 – 10:00am Gan K’tan – Mommy/Daddy and me program where we celebrate Shabbat. This week we will have fun with dreidels in preparation for Hanukkah.

Friday, December 4 – 6:45pm Family Shabbat – Join our 1st grade class as we celebrate Shabbat with the TOR community.

Sunday, December 6 – 4pm to 6pm – TASTY Bites Hanukkah Party – Our junior youth group (6th and 7th grade) will celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with games and nosh. Please RSVP to mary.frank@orrishon.org or emfriedman321@gmail.com by Friday.

Sunday December 6 – Sunday, December 13 – Hanukkah! (The TOR gift shop has everything you need for Hanukkah, from candles to menorahs, dreidels and gelt)

Friday, December 11 – Hanukkah Shabbat – Bring your menorah and light the candles with your TOR family at our 6:45 Shabbat Service. This is a truly beautiful experience you won’t want to miss!

Saturday, December 12 – Taste of Torah10am in Classroom 1.  Join us again for a fun morning of songs, stories, crafts and Torah! Marcia will lead us in a wonderful exploration of our very special Torah scroll!

Saturday, December 12 – Loco for Latkes TASTY Hanukkah Party – 6pm to 9pm – (For grades 8-12) – Teens should bring a $10 gift card for our gift exchange game. Please RSVP to mary.frank@orrishon.org or mowens3689@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 9th.

Sunday, December 13 – Hanukkah Celebration – During religious school from 9am to noon we will have games, crafts and treats in celebration of Hanukkah.