The Jewish Center of the Hamptons is a part of our everyday lives, and at the same time a place of sacred gathering. Your donation connects our members from Manhattan to Montauk as we come together at Shabbat, High Holy Days and festivals, celebrate the joys of birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and marriages, and comfort and console each other as we face illness, or mourn the loss of a loved one. Your donation impacts every soul that joins us on our Jewish journey.
HIGH HOLY DAY APPEAL
Become A Member
Membership dues support only a portion of the many services and programs offered by the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. We have several categories of membership dues to enable people to give according to their financial capability. New members are required to contribute to the Capital Improvement Fund to maintain our facilities. No one will will be denied membership in our congregation due to financial hardship. Please speak with Rabbi Franklin or Cantor/Rabbi Stein, confidentially, to make alternative arrangements for Jewish Center dues. Membership includes tickets to High Holy Days services.
Sponsor an Oneg or Kiddush
Following Shabbat services on Friday evening and Saturday morning, our congregational family joins together to share in the joy of Shabbat. Your support of our community is greatly appreciated.
Dedicate a Siddur
A meaningful and lasting way to commemorate a special occasion, honor someone special, or remember a loved one, dedicate a beautiful Siddur Seder Ha T’fillot used each Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning.
A beautiful, personalized bookplate will be placed inside each book that you dedicate.
“Seder Ha T’fillot”
The cost to dedicate a new Siddur is a tax deductible donation of $150.
- Commemorate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or any other simcha
- Honor someone special
- Remember a loved one
A personalized bookplate will be placed in the Siddur, and a certificate will be issued.
Pew Plaques & Memorial Plaques
As we sit in our beautiful landmark sanctuary, we are warmed by its loveliness, soulfulness and openness to the world of the spirit and the physical world around us. We feel closer to God.
You can honor a loved one, or enshrine their memory by inscribing their name(s) on a Pew Plaque in the sanctuary. In that sacred space you will connect to the bonds between them and the divine.
A Pew Plaque in our Main Sanctuary may be purchased for $5,000.
According to Jewish tradition, we honor our loved one’s memory by reciting Kaddish and by lighting a Yahrzeit candle on the anniversary of their death, on Yom Kippur, and at each of our Yizkor services on Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot. A Memorial Plaque may be purchased with memorial lights kindled in sacred memory.
A Memorial Plaque may be purchased for $1,000.
Inscribe a Stone
“A pathway in the wilderness for my people” – Isaiah 43:19
The Donald and Barbara Zucker Patio has been refurbished with stones designed in the shape of a Star of David. These stones can be engraved in honor of a special person or occasion, or in memory of a loved one. Prices are based on availability, size and location.
For additional information and details on inscribing a stone, please contact Diane Wiener at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor a Program Concert or Musical Shabbat
We are very proud of our contribution to the intellectual, creative, educational, musical and spiritual life that is now part of our communal experience here in the Hamptons. Over the last few years we have even been adding different courses, musical opportunities, artistic, spiritual and soulful growth possibilities to our year-round offerings. This could not have occurred without your presence, willingness to come and help us build this program, and your ongoing commitment to be here and join with us.
Help us to maintain this distinguished level of programming by sponsoring a speaker, program, concert or musical Shabbat. Contact Rabbi Franklin, Cantor/Rabbi Stein or Executive Director Diane Wiener at the Jewish Center, 631-324-9858.
Leave a Lasting Legacy
“There are three crowns: the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood, and the crown of kingship. And the crown of a good name is superior to them all.”
– Pirkei Avot, Chapter 4, Mishna 17
Giving, serving and planning for the future make for good stewardship. A planned gift to The Jewish Center of the Hamptons allows you to help ensure the future of Jewish life and education in the Hamptons while maximizing your financial benefit.
By making a planned gift, you ensure that The Jewish Center of the Hamptons can continue for future generations.
In addition, some planned gifts provide income during your lifetime, while others help transfer assets and reduce or eliminate tax burdens. Our staff can help you understand all of your options. Please contact Rabbi Franklin, Cantor/Rabbi Stein or Executive Director Diane Wiener for more information at 631-324-9858. Ensure that your name remains as a lasting legacy for future generations.
make a general donation
Your donation sustains the holy work of our congregation to provide spiritually and intellectually enriching opportunities for our members from Manhattan to Montauk and beyond, as well as the broader East End community in which we live.
Your generosity makes you an integral part of our sacred community, and it is valued and appreciated.