Welcome to Westchester Reform Temple’s
Our congregation is proud to have incorporated sustainable building practices throughout the construction and renovation of our campus. This project is a physical example of one of our congregation’s five pillars: Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World
. We are honored to be a model for places of worship in New York and around the country.
Everywhere our visitors step, look, drink and breathe they discover thoughtful choices that make Westchester Reform Temple a truly green community. From the walk off mats in the entryway that minimize and control pollutant entering the building, to the introduction of natural light in common and office space, to the use of materials from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests, this building is a step towards more responsible living.
The building and campus have won numerous awards for design and sustainability. We are one of the first synagogues in the country to build in accordance with green standards and in 2011 was awarded "Silver" LEED certification - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. You can read more information about green standards, by visiting U.S. Green Building Council at www.usgbc.org.
To learn more about our building, please review our Green Facts that give more information about our sustainable initiatives. We hope to inspire you to be a partner in our efforts to be responsible keepers of our world.
Click here for the WRT Green Facts
There is something NEW and GREEN about Westchester Reform Temple this spring…
Westchester Reform Temple planted more than 50 new trees on our campus this spring - a local act of Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World and a celebration of our recent award becoming LEED® certified Silver (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).
Planting trees is a great way to offset your carbon footprint (how much carbon dioxide is produced to support your lifestyle and daily routines) and celebrate the many wonderful events in and around WRT this year.
Support the new trees on our campus and you will be a little “greener” this spring too!
If you would like to honor our LEED® certified Silver or a special event, please click here for more information.