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The Young Israel of Forest Hills, located at the corner of Yellowstone Boulevard and Burns Street, was organized in 1951 by a handful of idealistic people who wanted to develop a model Orthodox community in Forest Hills.  The Young Israel of Forest Hills has been the core of Modern Orthodoxy in the community for over 65 years. Committed to Torah values and subscribing to the philosophy of the Young Israel Movement, the Young Israel of Forest Hills has emerged as a force in the building of positive Jewish life in our community.

The synagogue has youth activities, a Sisterhood and a well attended Senior program(open to all seniors in the Forest Hills-Rego Park community). The synagogue hosts a program for Jewish children that attend Public School (Queens Jewish Education Program). The synagogue hosts, on a regular basis, special events and lectures of interest to the entire community.

The Young Israel has had a profound religious affect on many individuals and families.  It has also enhanced the general Forest Hills Jewish community by supporting Jewish education, encouraging proper kosher standards and promoting good works for the community and beyond. The Young Israel of Forest Hills was the first synagogue outside of Israel to hold a Holocaust commemoration and has maintained this tradition for more than 53 years.  The synagogue has been and will continue to be dedicated to the State of Israel and to mobilizing local resources for Israel and work Jewry.  Members of the synagogue are involved in local weekly food delivery to the poor, the Forest Hills-Rego Park chapter of Queens Hatzolah, and have a committee that reaches out to the hospitalized and the homebound.


The synagogue has a variety of weekly adult education classes.

Prayer & Worship

The synagogue has daily services and a variety of minyanim to meet the needs of all. In addition to the Main Sanctuary Minyan at 8:45AM on Shabbos morning, there is the Gluck Beis Medrash Minyan for young couples at 9:30AM and the Tiffereth Shalom Sephardic Minyan at 8:30AM.

Senior League

If you are 60 years and older and have recently retired or find yourself bored and lonely, the Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League may just be the right place for you. Imagine that you can participate in health related activities such as Yoga. Tai Chi, relaxation and many other diverse exercise programs, go on escorted trips to museums, historic homes, shows, shopping etc., enjoy a delicious Glatt kosher full course “healthy” lunch as well as other activities for a minimal contribution then our center may be just the place for you.

We offer information services on entitlements such as Access-A-Ride, SCRIE, Food Stamps as well as informative lectures on educational health topics to improve your lifestyle and well-being. We offer a technology class weekly and lap tops to use at your convenience as well as free Wi-Fi. We also offer Movies, Ping Pong, Bingo and various other games to improve your skills or to learn new ones. Although, we are not considered a large center, each member is a valuable part of our community–we welcome you to give us a try.

The Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League is located at 68-07 Burns Street, Forest Hills, NY.


Sat, September 18 2021 12 Tishrei 5782