The Reform Temple of Forest Hills


Our skilled team of professionals is dedicated to providing a positive experience for every member and guest engaging with the RTFH community.

Faye Gilman, Religious School Leader


Faye Gilman joined the Reform Temple of Forest Hills as Educational Leader in September 2007. During her 17 years in the field of Religious School education, Faye has earned a reputation as a caring and dedicated advocate for her students. She has also made her mark with efforts toward curriculum development and innovative programming for school-wide events and family education seminars.

In order to remain current with the trends and new directions of religious education, Faye has committed herself to continuing her own development in this regard. Faye was a member of the first cohort of the Leadership Institute – a joint venture with Hebrew Union College (HUC) and Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Faye has utilized the foundations of these programs not only to enhance the Religious School experience for her students, but also to provide professional learning and staff development opportunities for her faculty members.

In 2009, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills joined the Jewish Education Project’s program LOMED.  This program has brought new levels of relationship building and commitment to the program.  The staff of the school meets regularly for professional learning that is lead by faculty members as well as Faye.  This has lead to numerous new ideas and programs that have enhanced the educational process here.  We are guided by our vision and strive to develop programs that align with these ideas.  You can find Faye’s Educational Philosophy on our Religious School page or by clicking here.

In 2013, Faye continued to expand her knowledge base by taking part in the Greening Fellowship Isabella Friedman Jewish Retreat Center.

Sheryl Hausman, Office Administrator


Sheryl Hausman has been the Office Administrator at RTFH since 2021 and loves working with the congregants and families at Temple. She started her career in the media, working as a Research Analyst for 16 years at NBC. She has a B.A. in English/Communications from SUNY Albany and a Master’s Degree in Visual & Media Arts from Emerson College. Since 2015, Sheryl has worked at several different Jewish organizations as an Office Administrator including the Chabad of Riverdale and Hasbara Fellowships. Throughout her career, she has worked in every borough of New York City and in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Sheryl currently belongs to Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and Hadassah. She was also a youth advisor for both B’nai Brith Youth Organization and United Synagogue Youth.

Sheryl and her husband Todd have a wonderful, redheaded son, Zachary. She loves watching television and movies, cooking, baking, and reading relaxes her. She also loves trivia and music, especially from the 60s & 70s. (Her favorites are Billy Joel, the Beatles, the Monkees, Carole King, the Beach Boys, and Motown.) She enjoys traveling and has been all over Israel and Europe. She is an avid fan of the Yankees. Some fun facts about Sheryl: she has run five half marathons and one full marathon, is trying to learn both Spanish and Hebrew, and has a dream to publish a children’s book.

Allan Hoberman, Director of Operations & Finance


Allan Hoberman has been the Director of Operations & Finance at RTFH since 2018. Allan has over 30 years’ experience working for various organizations, including Shelter Rock Jewish Center, The Anti-Defamation League, Association for Metro Area Autistic Children and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College and a B.S in Sociology from Lehman College.

Allan and his wife, Linda, have two children, Rina & Aaron, a daughter-in-law, Natanya and a granddaughter, Lila Rose. Allan is an avid fan of the Mets, Knicks, Giants, and Rangers. He enjoys spending time with his family and likes playing paddle ball and table tennis. While growing up, Allan had the opportunity to travel with his uncle, Sol Schiff (Former World Champion in Table Tennis), attending numerous sports competitions.

Andy Castro, Head Custodian


Andy Castro has been with Temple since its founding in 1994. Prior to that, he worked at Temple Isaiah, one of the four synagogues which united to become RTFH.   Responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of our building, he particularly enjoys setting up gatherings and events. Andy considers Temple his second home and our community, his family.  He enjoys all sports, especially baseball (Go Yankees!) and soccer. He also loves to collect coins from countries around the world.