The Reform Temple of Forest Hills

Environment & Climate Change

Keeping Athletic Footwear Out of Landfills – GotSneakers

Following the success of our GotSneakers fundraiser, we’re collecting sneakers, hiking shoes, and cleats at specific times throughout the year! Athletic footwear of ALL SIZES in any condition – old, gently worn, or new – can be dropped off in our upper lobby at designated collection times. Declutter your closets, help the earth…and RTFH!

Any questions, please see these FAQ’s or contact Scott Sheidlower at .

Helping the Earth and Deserving Children – Second Chance Toys

We partner annually with Second Chance Toys to collect gently used children’s toys, electronics, and children’s books to keep them out of landfills and give them to children in need. You can also recycle gently used and broken toys year-round.

Second Chance Toys collects gently used toys during Earth Week and the winter holidays. See here for local drop-off locations. 

You can recycle broken, damaged, or incomplete toys (plastic, plush, and electronic) year-round through a partnership of Second Chance Toys and TerraCycle. Request a shipping label, pack up your donations, and ship via UPS directly to the recycling facility.

Protecting the Earth – Kids Fight Climate Change

On Mitzvah Day, our 4th grade students learn about the Jewish value of caring for our planet and put it into action with the help of the youth-led organization, Kids Fight Climate Change. Our students learn ways to fight climate change and become activists, making posters to inspire others to protect our environment.