Virtual Community

As we work to remove in-person interactions within our community and across the country, Jewish Center of the Hamptons has been working to create a virtual community for our members. For many, this is a new concept. Yet we recognize that for the time being, this pandemic requires that we adapt our lives to a new reality.

Below you will find a list of virtual classes, live-streamed worship services, and other online experiences that can be accessed from your homes.

-Rabbi Joshua Franklin & Rabbi Debra Stein, Cantor

Shabbat Services

Visit to stream our Shabbat Evening Service (Fridays at 6:00pm) and our Shabbat Morning Service (Saturdays at 10:00am) and to find a digital copy of our prayer book and weekly readings.

Prayer Books (Curbside Pick-Up)
Prayer books are available to be borrowed from the JCOH so that you can have them on hand while livestreaming our services. We have sanitized and individually bagged prayer books that will be placed on a cart located on the porch outside the front door to the administrative building here at 44 Woods Lane in East Hampton. If you come by to borrow a book, please send an email to to let us know.

Classes and Community Events

Morning Minyan
Thursdays at 8:00am
Join your fellow JCOH Congregants for a lay-led morning minyan on Zoom, every Thursday morning at 8:00am.

Shabbat: An Exploration of Sacred Time
Fridays, January 8, 15 at 11:30am
with Rabbi Joshua Franklin
Explore the richness of Judaism’s most frequently celebrated holiday, Shabbat. This class will delve into everything form the history to the mystery. From studying Shabbat’s beginnings within the Bible, to its laws, to its traditions, to its melodies, to the theological ideas of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Unorthodox Discussion Group
Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2 at 5:00pm
with Rabbi Debra Stein, Cantor
Watch Unorthodox, Netflix’s new hit series and discuss it with your friends at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. Each session will focus on one episode of the four-episode series. Unorthodox follows the story of Esty, a Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn who flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians — until her past comes calling.

God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Wednesdays, January 13, 20, February 3, 10 at 5:00pm
with Michael Senft
God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism is one of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s seminal books. We will be discussing several chapters that define our relationship to God, God’s relationship to us, and the “radical amazement” that is our reward. While it is most common for us to think of humanity’s search for God, Heschel here presents his arguments for God’s search (need) for humanity.

Torah Study
Saturdays at 12:00pm
with Rabbi Joshua Franklin
Explore the wisdom of Judaism’s most sacred and ancient book, the Torah. Each week, we’ll uncover a new text that will offer relevant and meaningful perspectives on life.

Conversations About 
Emotional Well-Being Amidst COVID
Mondays, January 18, 25 at 5:00pm
with Beatty Cohan and Rabbi Joshua Franklin
Join Rabbi Joshua Franklin and Beatty Cohan, renowned psychotherapist and radio host of The Ask Beatty Show, for a series of conversations about nurturing our emotional well-being during the pandemic. They will be discussing issues about navigating stress and anxiety, maintaining healthy relationships, finding meaningful connections, dealing with instability, and more.

Book Club: Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Thursday, January 21 at 12:00pm
with Rabbi Debra Stein, Cantor
We will explore Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ z”l last book, Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times, published this year, in our book club.

Zoom Video Conferencing

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Virtual Shabbat on the Beach








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