The Reform Temple of Forest Hills


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The rhythm of Shabbat creates space for reflection, gratitude, and a renewed sense of purpose. Come find what centers and inspires you—ritual, prayer, community, and more.


Whether you’re a lifelong member or a first-time visitor to The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, the sense of belonging is immediate. We welcome you!

The first Friday of every month is our family-friendly Shabbat Reshon service, which begins at 6:15 pm. It’s full of ruach (spirit)—engaging for children, parents, and grandparents alike! Each month features a different Religious School grade as well as our lively youth and tween choirs. Continue the celebration with a delicious Italian dinner and dessert, conversation, and more fun in our ballroom.

Our regular Friday evening services begin at 7 pm. Share in communal readings, prayer, and song which foster introspection and a sense of togetherness. Our Rabbi and Cantor create insightful and meaningful experiences each week along with our talented musicians, uplifting choirs, and special guests.

You can read more about what happens at a Reform Jewish Shabbat service here.

Shabbat Morning

We gather on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am to celebrate our B’nai Mitzvah. See here for more about celebrating these simchas at RTFH.

Temple Tots

Temple Tots is a monthly interactive Shabbat for children 5 years & younger and their families. Join Cantor Emily, Rabbi Mark, and the Temple Tots team in creating meaningful Shabbatot and lifelong friendships. Please click here for more information about Temple Tots and to let us know you’ll be joining us.

Torah Study

Enrich your  Saturday mornings with Jewish history and text as we continue our fascinating, fun, and unpredictable study together online. Join any time. No previous reading or knowledge needed. Contact our office for more information!

What to Expect

Our services provide an opportunity to connect, reflect, and celebrate together. You’ll be welcomed by an inclusive and friendly community. If you’re planning to attend, here’s what you can expect to find.


We’re relatable. You’ll find the frequent use of English alongside Hebrew, fully transliterated in all of our liturgy, songs, and prayer books. We also provide a translated copy of the Torah for use as you follow along with clergy or perhaps the B’nai Mitzvah student.

Equal Participation

We’re an egalitarian and inclusive spiritual community. Men and women can sit together and participate equally in our services, as can interfaith family members of any faith, including on the bimah.


After the service, we invite you to stay and chat at one of our delicious onegs! We enjoy speaking with visitors in our beautiful ballroom and often serve a variety of baked goods and beverages. You’ll find plenty of seating and folks to talk about your weekend plans.

Keep in Touch

Registration is not required to visit, but we’re happy to take your contact information and keep connected after your visit. We frequently send out programming and event details via email, as well as weekly communication from our Rabbi and Cantor.


Street parking is available. RTFH is also located within walking distance of the E, F, R, and M subways. Nearby bus lines include the Q60, Q23, Q65, and the Forest Hills LIRR station. Paid parking lots are available on Queens Boulevard.