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 & Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein
Visit jcoh.org/live 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 email@example.com to let us know.
Classes and Community Events
Rediscovering the Bible | Tuesdays at 5:00pm
Brachot/ברכות | Wednesdays at 2:00pm
The Book of Job and Navigating Crisis | Thursdays at 12:00pm
Same Text Different Meaning | Fridays at 10:30am
Torah Study | Saturdays at 12:00pm
Rediscovering the Bible
Tuesdays at 5:00pm
The Bible doesn’t say to love God “with all your heart and all your soul” or that “the Lord is my shepherd.” Those are translation mistakes, just two of many that continue to hide the Bible’s original meaning. Join Dr. Hoffman as he peels back the layers of mistranslation that continue to mask the cornerstone of our faith.
Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Do you find yourself in our zoom services struggling with basic blessings? Starting July 8, join Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein on Wednesday afternoons for a class on basic blessings. No need for Hebrew skills, we will study using both Hebrew and transliteration. Together we will go over reading and understanding the Bor’chu, the Sh’ma, mourner’s Kaddish and so many more of our basic blessings.
The Book of Job and Navigating Crisis
Thursdays at 12:00pm
When Job’s life is derailed by a series of crises, he struggles to find meaning in a world that feels broken and unjust. He yells and screams at God, he demands to know why his once blessed life has become cursed. Join this class as we explore what Job can teach us about navigating crises in our lives.
Same Text Different Meaning: Christian and Jewish Interpretations of Biblical Texts
Fridays at 10:30am
Last year, Rabbi Joshua Franklin and Very Reverend Denis Brunelle explored common ideas between Judaism and Christianity through disparate texts of their faith traditions. This summer, join them as they explore texts that their faith traditions hold in common, yet are interpreted differently. Come learn about new faith perspectives on some of the most important common scripture between Judaism and Christianity
Saturdays at 12:00pm
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.
Book Club: The Color of Love by Marra B. Gad
Thursday, August 20 at 12:00pm
Join Rabbi Debra Stein, Cantor for an opportunity to delve into an interesting book, expand your thinking on a new topic or just meet new friends in the neighborhood. Whether you’re an avid reader or just want to follow along with the group, our book club welcomes you!
Zoom Video Conferencing
Virtual Shabbat on the Beach