The Reform Temple of Forest Hills


Music is a big part of services at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills. We’re fortunate to have Cantor Emily Wigod Pincus carefully selecting a mix of traditional Hebrew melodies and modern compositions, in addition to the many concerts and programs offered at our Temple. Her mission to build community through music is spiritually engaging and speaks to our collective Jewish soul in the moment.

Composer and pianist, Joe Davidian, along with composer and flutist, Bonnie McAlvin, enhance every service at RTFH and are often accompanied by other talented and professional musicians throughout the year.

The sanctuary space at RTFH has excellent acoustics to provide the perfect space to host our Chamber Music concert series. The Cantor also hosts other concerts throughout the year. A few of her previous programs have been “A Celebration of Stephen Sondheim,” “A Time to Sing: The Great American Jewish Songbook,” “Songs of Hope in the Holy Land,” and most recently, “Sacred Sounds & All That Jazz.”

Our adult and children’s choirs perform at various holidays and observances throughout the year, including an annual Chanukah concert, High Holy Day services, and many Shabbat services. It’s a great opportunity to learn and socialize with others who share the same enjoyment of song, providing our members with an opportunity to engage Jewish poetry and prayer in both Hebrew and English.

In addition to its role in worship, music also plays a significant part in educational programming within RTFH. B’nai Mitzvah students work with the Cantor in preparation for their big day on the bimah. Students can join our Junior Choir (Grades 3-7) or our newly added Tween Choir (ages 10 and up). These choirs get many opportunities to shine during our monthly Shabbat Reshon services, holidays, and concerts.