The Reform Temple of Forest Hills


Making a donation to The Reform Temple of Forest Hills is a meaningful way to celebrate life’s milestones, remember loved ones, leave a lasting legacy, and support the four pillars of our sacred community—Worship, Study, Social Action, and Community.

The following funds, which represent a broad spectrum of interests and programs, enhance Temple life for everyone. Thank you for your generous support.

We are grateful for donations made in honor, memory, or appreciation of your family and friends. When you contribute, we send a notecard—a chance to send a hearty “Mazel Tov” or offer words of sympathy or support – which acknowledges you as the donor, includes the name of the fund chosen, but does not list the amount given.

Your tax-deductible contribution to The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is an investment in the sacred work of our Temple and in the continuity of Reform Judaism from generation to generation.

For more information about any of these giving opportunities, please contact our Director of Finance and Operations Allan Hoberman at or call us at (718) 261-2900. 

General Fund

Covers programming and operating costs vital to the health and strength of the Temple.

Legacy Giving

Secure the future of The Reform Temple of Forest Hills by making a lasting impact through legacy giving. By including us in your estate plans, you ensure the continued vibrancy of our community, sustaining its values and traditions for generations to come.


Rabbi Kaiserman Discretionary Fund

Supports scholarships, tzedakah, youth, programming, and more.

Cantor Pincus Discretionary and Music Fund

Covers honorariums for musicians, speakers for music or educational programs, professional development, scholarships, and more.

Kol Nidre Appeal

Our largest fundraiser; supports all aspects of Temple life.

Oneg Sponsorship

Administered by our Women’s Connection, oneg sponsorship provides the delicious desserts and beverages following services which encourage connections among our Temple family. Sponsoring an oneg is a lovely way to celebrate a life cycle event or mark another special occasion.

Sacred Space Fund

Used for capital expenditures to maintain and beautify our building.

Torah Restoration Fund

For the repair and maintenance of our sacred Torah scrolls so that our Torahs are always cared for and in the best condition.

Yahrzeit Fund

Donations to this fund are made to honor the memory of a friend or family member who has passed away. Donors often contribute to the fund on the anniversary of a loved one’s death. May their memories forever be for a blessing.


Parents Association Fund

Supports and enriches the Religious School students’ experiences; facilitates communication among the parents, the school, and the Temple; and advances the goals of the school.

Religious School Enhancement Fund

Used to provide special programs and materials to enhance Religious School education.

Carol Parness Early Childhood Education Fund

Supports the youngest members of our community—Temple Tots through 1st grade. Carol Parness started the Early Childhood Program at RTFH and taught for decades as a volunteer. She was beloved by her young students, the many teens she mentored, and her Temple family.

Dorothy Seidel Wigod Fund

Offers resources to the Religious School to help ensure a vibrant and engaging learning environment. Donations to this fund are in memory of Cantor Pincus' mother, Dorothy, who was passionate about Jewish youth education.

Friedman Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides a yearly scholarship to help a child attend a workshop, program, or URJ camp to further a child’s knowledge and participation in the Reform movement. It was created in honor of Mildred Friedman and Leonard Friedman, both of blessed memory.


Social Action Fund

The Social Action Fund supports the work of the Social Action Team, whose dedicated members help our Temple fulfill its mission of tikkun olam, or repairing the world. Donations support the Team’s many initiatives and projects to help those in need and to advocate on behalf of marginalized and underserved communities.

The Shiloni Project

The Israel Support and Action Committee (ISAAC) encourages our Temple family to support Israel by donating to The Shiloni Project, a grassroots organization which provides urgently needed physical and emotional assistance to displaced families and IDF soldiers.

Midnight Run

The Social Action team partners annually with Midnight Run to offer basic necessities and respect to the unhoused people in Manhattan. Funds are used to purchase hot beverages, food, toiletries, clothing, and winter accessories.

Mitzvah Day

The Social Action Team and our entire Temple family come together each spring for a feel-good day of activities and learning to help repair our world. Contributions help purchase the many items—food, toiletries, underwear, school supplies, yarn, and more—required to help those in need, from infants to seniors, near and far.

Giving Tuesday

RTFH is grateful to be included among those nonprofits you choose to generously support on this day of giving.


Caring Fund

Provides comfort and support to congregants during times of illness, loss, loneliness, and general need. This is available for the purpose of sending gifts, cards, or food and, if needed, paying for transportation to Temple functions.

Scholarship Assistance Fund

Donors can anonymously help fellow congregants struggling to afford Temple. Donations enable more congregants to receive financial relief from the Member Contribution Assistance Committee.

Culture & Programming

Sponsor an Event or Program

Sponsoring special events, such as concerts, speakers, and programs, offers the opportunity for you to let the community know that you care about RTFH and believe that a vibrant Temple benefits everyone. Please contact us to express your interest in sponsorship or follow opportunities in our Weekly Connections eblast.

Chamber Music Fund

The Forest Hills Chamber Music series allows our Temple family and the public to enjoy an elevated musical experience right here in Forest Hills. Contributions to the fund offset the cost of the high-level musicians who give inspired performances.

Piano Fund

Supports the maintenance of our Yamaha baby grand piano which was gifted to RTFH by generous donors to enhance our worship services and musical events year-round. 

To Donate by Check

Checks should be made payable to “The Reform Temple of Forest Hills” or “RTFH.” Please add the name of the Fund and/or any tribute or dedication name on the Memo line.

Please mail to:

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills
71-11 112th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375