Community Update COVID-19

UPDATE: The Town of East Hampton has issued a State-of-Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. To help reduce the possibility of community transmission, The Jewish Center of the Hamptons will be CLOSED until further notice.

Our Clergy and staff will be working from home and are available to assist you throughout this crisis.
Should you have an emergency, or a death in the family, our clergy are still available for counseling, as well as funerals.

The JCOH Office phone line will still be active during regular business hours. Below, you will find office extensions for all of our staff. Please follow the voice prompt when the answering machine picks up, and calls will be sent directly to our staff at home. Along with all of our staff’s extensions, I have listed email addresses should you prefer to reach out to them electronically:

Rabbi Joshua Franklin 631-324-9858 x204
Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein 631-324-9858 x205
Matthew Oates, Executive Director 631-324-9858 x203
Amy O’Sullivan, Financial Manager 631-324-9858 x3201
Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Director of Education 631-324-9858 x3202
Diane Wiener, Director of Development 631-324-9858 x206
Patricia Fall, Administrative Assistant 631-324-9858 x201
Wil Weiss, Graphic Artist 631-324-9858 x211
Nick Ward, Head of Maintenance 631-324-9858 x207


We will keep you updated and informed as the situation evolves. Check our website at for updates, as well as our Facebook page for information. Visit to livestream Shabbat services and join our virtual classes and conversations via Zoom.

We hope that our JCOH friends and family stay safe during this emergency. Thank you to all of the emergency services and medical personnel that are doing such a great job to help all of us.  

How to get a drive up test?

Drive-up testing is available by appointment at:

East Hampton COVID-19 Testing Site at Pantigo Place, which runs on the north side of Pantigo Road, or Montauk Highway, by Goldberg’s Bagels. The testing will be done on Wednesdays and Fridays. Appointments are required in advance by calling 845-553-8030. Insurance is accepted for the tests. Those who are uninsured can take the test, as well, free of charge.

Southampton COVID-19 Testing Site at The Hudson River Health Care, Kraus Health Center, 330 Meeting Lane, adjacent to Southampton Hospital. Testing will take place Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-3pm by appointment only. Call (845) 553-8030

ProHEALTH in Riverhead at 1149 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY 11901. Hours of operation are seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are required in advance by calling the dedicated hotline at 516-874-0411. The hotline is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Stony Brook Hospital. Hours of operation are seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You must call first to make an appointment for the drive up test by calling Stony Brook Hospital at 1-888-364-3065. You cannot just show up and be tested, you must be pre-approved by calling that hotline.

Find a test site near you

Stay informed and stay healthy

  • Get information from Trusted information sources:
  • Sign up for Smart 911 at or at
  • Sign up for Covid-19 updates from Suffolk County by texting COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283
  • To get general information from Suffolk County call 311
  • To prevent any possible spread of the virus, people are being asked to:
    • Wash their hands frequently. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
    • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
    • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
    • You should call your physician to report your symptoms before going to their office, this includes local Urgent Care.

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During this crisis, our need to stay connected to one another is vital for our well-being. Knowing that despite our physical separation, we are part of a caring community will help us get through this together. Help us to be able to reach out by updating your contact information.