Rabbi Josh Franklin
Rabbi Josh Franklin joins the Jewish Center of the Hamptons after serving for four years as an Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA. In his career as a rabbi, he has enlivened the Jewish community by reimagining spirituality through creative mediums. Rabbi Franklin brings to the synagogue setting a passion for music, technology, and creative forms of Jewish education.
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Cantor Debra Stein, Rabbi
Cantor Debra Stein, Rabbi has served Jewish Center of the Hamptons for over 30 years. Upon graduating from the School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, she became our Cantor/Educator.
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Diane Wiener
Director of Development, Executive Director Emerita
Diane’s passion for synagogue life has directed her path for most of her adult years. She became an adult Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth David in Commack, NY in 1992 and went on to be elected Sisterhood President, Temple Executive Vice President and Temple President.
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Margaret Barcohana
Education & Engagement Coordinator
Margaret Barcohana has been a Gates of Jewish Learning teacher for seven years and a Water Mill resident since 2005. She raised four children who became Bar and Bat Mitzvah at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, where she has been a synagogue member for the past decade. A Jew by choice and self-taught in Hebrew, Margaret has found her true passion in teaching Torah and Jewish life to students of all ages.

David Waserstein
Business Manager

David joined the JCOH in early 2024. A lifelong NYC resident, he was previously a member of Central Synagogue where he was a Bar Mitzvah before relocating to East Hampton 10 years ago. He brings a passion for sustainability to his role and has been focused on finance, security and the construction of the pavilion since he arrived. He lives nearby with his wife, 4 children, 2 dogs, 2 birds, and occasionally, his mother.

Lindsey Marino
Office & Membership Coordinator

John Paul D’Amico
Director of Communications

Wil Weiss
Digital Content Manager

Nicholas Ward
Head of Maintenance

Carlos Alfaro