JCOH in the News


Vigil Focuses on Unity as Huge Crowd Mourns Loss of Life in Pittsburgh | The Sag Harbor Express
On Buell Lane in East Hampton, cars were parked all the way to the lights on both ends. A series of state troopers, in full police regalia and wide beige hats, greeted people at the white gates marking the entrance to the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, while a suited usher guarded the front door and checked bags, presumably for firearms.
At Candlelight Vigil On Thursday, Show Of Strength And Unity Is Called The Best Response To Violence | 27east
The multi-denominational vigil held at Rabbi Franklin’s East Hampton synagogue drew a crowd of at least 500, beyond standing room only. The night was a show of unity and support for the Jewish community, even as those gathered mourned the 11 men and women gunned down at Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in suburban Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27.
Overflow Crowd at Vigil for Pittsburgh Victims | The East Hampton Star
A crowd estimated at over 600, representing leaders and congregants of just about every synagogue and church on the South Fork, filled the Jewish Center of the Hamptons Thursday night for a vigil memorializing the 11 victims of last week’s massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
South Fork Jewish Community to Haters: “You Are Not The New Normal” | East End Beacon
More than 600 people filled the pews and overflowed into a basement meeting room for an interfaith vigil hosted by the Jewish Center of the Hamptons Thursday evening, honoring the 11 people murdered and the six police officers injured last weekend in the worst antisemitic attack in U.S. history.
Community Holds Vigil For Shooting Victims | The Independent
The Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Woods Lane was packed on the evening of Thursday, November 1, with people of every faith, age, color, and political affiliation, brought together by the horrendous killing of 11 people in Pittsburgh, PA at The Tree of Life synagogue.
A Tale of Two Series | The East Hampton Star
Albeit just one of the captivating and informative events the JCOH hosts, the Authors Studio is perhaps one of the highlights. With John Leland heading the charge on July 5th, and the promise of a great conclusion by A.J. Jacobs in August, the Authors Studio situates Jewish authorship and perspective within a contemporary context.
More Than Tradition | The Independent
Rabbi Joshua Franklin’s arrival at JCOH held the promise of not just a fresh face in the clergy, but also the reinterpretation of some rituals that had lost their luster. Passover, one of the pivotal moments in the history of the Jewish people, means a great deal to JCOH, so Rabbi Franklin put his magnanimity to use in creating a wonderful community experience commemorating our Exodus from the desert.
Chanukah Fair | The Independent
The JCOH’s work is never done, and even past the summer season its clergy work to bring Judaism into the congregation’s lives. Among the many ways to celebrate Chanukah is the JCOH’s Chanukah Fair, which fills the Temple’s social hall with songs, crafts, and other holiday delicacies.
New Rabbi Celebrates a New Year | The East Hampton Star
A hub of Jewish activity in the East End, the JCOH is fortunate to have Rabbi Joshua Franklin at its helm. Not only is Rabbi Franklin a generous community leader, but he is also well-acquainted with Jewish tradition, scholarship, and ways to use his skills to enhance JCOH’s community.
Photos: Rabbi Celebrated At Jewish Center Of The Hamptons | Patch
In keeping with JCOH’s longevity and long-time presence in the East Hampton Jewish community, Rabbi Sheldon’s Zimmerman retirement represents not just ten years of great contribution and scholarship, but also an exciting shift in JCOH’s clergy. Lauded for his wisdom, compassion, faith, and other exemplary leadership characteristics, Rabbi Zimmerman has left our community with not just remembrance, but also the tools for further spiritual advancement.
The Hamptons hot spot you have to be dead to get into | New York Post
The JCOH has its finger on the pulse of Jewish activity in the Hamptons in more ways than one. An organization that welcomes those in search of community and spiritual guidance, its congregants have come to value JCOH enough to make such a lasting commitment.
The Jewish Hamptons | Jerusalem Post
While each beach town on the South Fork has its own Jewish and community organizations, the Jerusalem Post makes special mention of East Hampton’s JCOH. Boasting a magnificent sanctuary, a host of events and lectures, world-renowned scholars in residence, and a prime location near Main Beach, JCOH takes Jewish community to a new and meaningful level.
The Jewish Center of the Hamptons turns 50 | 27east
Given JCOH’s integrated contributions to East Hampton’s Jewish community, it is easy to focus only on recent events and achievements. The Center’s impact, however, dates back to 1960s, citing a history of growth and development that is inextricably intertwined with the solidification of the town’s own infrastructure and demographics.
Stem Cell Panel at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons | New York Stem Cell Foundation
The JCOH acts not just as a Temple and place of spiritual guidance, but as a valuable community forum that fosters charity and innovation. The host to panels such as NYSCF, the JCOH is proud of its contribution to the advancement of this medical frontier.
Photos: Jewish Center of the Hamptons Annual Summer Luncheon | Patch
Honoring Rabbi Emeritus Sheldon Zimmerman in 2015, albeit always in reverence of a worthy cause, the JCOH held its Annual Summer Luncheon at East Hampton Point. A fixture in the community, the Jewish Center’s extensive Summer Institute programming allows the clergy to keep their finger on the pulse of the congregation.
Jewish Life, Hamptons Style | New York Jewish Life
The JCOH is known in the Hamptons for many defining attributes, including its magnificent Alaskan pine sanctuary, the size of its congregation, its hands-on education, and its Summer Institute events. Notably, the Ken Bialkin Panel features distinguished experts in fields including but not limited to finance, business, and Israeli-Palestinian affairs, which provides valuable insight into the current context of Judaism.