The Reform Temple of Forest Hills

George Shapiro

My wife, Amy, and I have been Temple members for more than 30 years. Both our sons, Andrew and Douglas, had their Bar Mitzvahs and celebrations RTFH. I find temple membership spiritually and emotionally rewarding as well as a tradition for me to be connected with our Jewish community. I think Rabbi Mark and Cantor Emily did a remarkable job getting our community through the COVID pandemic. I very much enjoy singing in the choir. I also enjoy moderating the deep book discussions in the Across the Street Book Club. Also, I benefit from Cantor’s Emily’s meditation sessions. I have always enjoyed sketching and am currently taking a course in how to illustrate and create a children’s book.