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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Barbara Axmacher
Executive Director

Barbara joins Jewish Center of the Hamptons after serving for seven years as the Executive Director of the Huntington Jewish Center (HJC) in Huntington, NY. She has spent the last 20 years working specifically in the local Long Island not-for-profit arena with a particular focus on community, cultural arts and environmental health and brings to JCOH a passion for relationship cultivation, business development and an extensive knowledge of synagogue management.
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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 and 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.

Lindsey Marino
Office Manager

John Paul D’Amico
Design Director

Wil Weiss
Graphic Design

Nick Ward
Head of Maintenance