The Reform Temple of Forest Hills

Social Action

Our name says it all - the Social Action Team of The Reform Temple of Forest Hills takes action to fulfill our Temple's mission of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

“The world stands on three things: Torah, service, and acts of loving-kindness.” Pirkei Avot 1:2

Our caring Team dedicates itself year-round to help build a world of loving-kindness (gemilut chasadim). We pack meals for the food insecure, donate coats, visit the elderly, give blood, support newly arrived immigrants, crochet and knit items for hospitalized children, and offer hot coffee, clothing, and respect to the unhoused. In addition to supporting those in need, we have initiatives to protect our environment.

The Social Action Team is also an umbrella for the important work of racial equity, disability inclusion, LGBTQ+ equality, and refugee and immigration rights. We’re committed to educating and advocating within our synagogue, our community, and beyond. 

We hope to inspire our entire Temple family to action for our signature events, Mitzvah Day and Midnight Run, and throughout the year. Together, we can help bring justice and healing to our neighborhood, city, country, and planet. 

If you are interested in volunteering or joining the Social Action Team, please contact Jerry Strauss at .

To learn about the views and stances of the Reform movement on specific social justice issues, visit here.

The Religious Action Center (RAC) is the political and legislative outreach arm of Reform Judaism in the United States. Visit the RAC’s website here to contact Congress on key legislative issues.