The Reform Temple of Forest Hills

Local Efforts

Helping Our Fellow New Yorkers

Feeding the Hungry

The Social Action Team donates food to our partner Corona Seventh Day Adventist’s (SDA) soup kitchen. We help supplement their weekly efforts to feed hundreds of our food insecure neighbors. On Mitzvah Day, our religious school students learn about the Jewish responsibility to feed those in need by making sandwiches and packing nutritious meals which are delivered to Corona SDA’s soup kitchen. We also collaborated with Slice Out Hunger to have a local pizza shop deliver 50 pies which our teens distributed to those in need.

Warming Up New York

Every winter when the temperatures drop, we participate in the New York Cares Coat Drive collecting coats and donations to help keep our fellow New Yorkers warm.

Responding in Times of Disaster

Our Team is ready to mobilize to help our neighbors affected by natural disasters.  After Hurricane Ida, our teen group, ToFHY, provided nutritious meals to fellow New Yorkers displaced by the storm and living in a hotel. We also brought in a speaker from the Mayor’s office for an informational session on emergency preparedness.

Stepping up During the Pandemic

When vaccines became available, the Social Action Team organized the Vaccine Volunteer Corps (VVC) to help the elderly and individuals with disabilities get their shots.

The VVC helped dozens of our community and even some of their friends and family by booking appointments and transporting and accompanying them to receive their injections. The Corps continued throughout the pandemic to provide weekly news and resources regarding the virus, masks, testing sites, vaccines, treatments, and more so that our entire Temple family had the information they needed to care for themselves and their loved ones.