Clergy/Team



Rabbi Joshua Franklin
jfranklin@jcoh.org

Rabbi Joshua 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. More >




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Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein
cantor@jcoh.org

Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein has served the 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. Cantor Stein is also a Rabbi. More >



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Rabbi Emeritus Sheldon Zimmerman

Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman became the Rabbi of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in July 2007. 
He comes from a long line of Rabbis, in fact, he is the eleventh direct generation of his family to be rabbis and his son Brian is the twelfth. Married to Judith (a social worker and therapist) for over forty-five years, they have four children seven grandchildren. More >



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Diane Wiener, Executive Director
director@jcoh.org

Diane’s passion for synagogue life has directed her path for most of her adult years. At Temple Beth David in Commack, New York, Diane became an Adult Bat Mitzvah in 1992. She was active in Temple life and served on numerous Temple committees, including Ritual Committee, Budget & Finance, and Social Action. President of Temple Beth David’s Sisterhood from 1992 to 1994, she also served on the Board of Trustees from 1992 to 2010, and on the Executive Committee prior to being elected Temple President in 2001. Following her term as president of the congregation, Diane was approached to be the Temple Administrator. She served the congregation in that capacity from 2004 to 2010. More >




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Edina Segal, Educator
educatoredina@jcoh.org

Our educator, Edina Segal, has traveled the world extensively. Over time, she developed independent, personalized, curriculums that incorporate both art and the natural world in her approach to teaching Torah and the Jewish lifecycle to children. Edina’s combined love for Israel and Jewish spirituality along with her passion for yoga and mindfulness inform all of her teachings. More >



Amy O’Sullivan, Bookkeeper, bookkeeper@jcoh.org
Samantha Jennings, Administrative Assistant, office2@jcoh.org
Matthew Oates, Graphic Artist, office1@jcoh.org
Kathryn Odell-Hamilton, Graphic Artist, office@jcoh.org
Nick Ward, Head of Maintenance, maintenance@jcoh.org