Summer Kickoff at J.C.O.H.

    The Summer Institute of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, a series of performances, lectures, and other programs, gets under way tomorrow when Adam Mintz, a Modern Orthodox rabbi and faculty member at City and Queens Colleges, speaks at 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Mintz will also lead Torah study on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

    Sharon Mintz, the rabbi’s wife, is the curator of Jewish Art at the Jewish Seminary in Manhattan and a senior consultant on Judaica for Sotheby’s.

    She will speak about her work during Sunday’s “Bagels and . . . ,” beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Beginner Hebrew reading, taught by Debra Stein, the center’s cantor, is among other programs in July. It begins Monday at 9:30 a.m. and will run through Friday.

    Later in the month, Ann Renee Testa will offer an interactive lecture titled “Learn How to Connect with Your Authentic Self,” during which she will help participants ask themselves questions to find out who they really are, according to a press release.

    On Aug. 17, during the Shabbat service, Neshama Carlebach will perform songs and melodies composed by her father, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. 

    A full list of Summer Institute programs is available at, where the 2013 brochure can be downloaded. All events are free for members; there is a $200 fee for the series for non-members.

    This weekend is a full one for the center. Rabbi Alon Levkovitz, who with his family has been welcomed back for the summer, will speak during Shabbat services on Saturday. And “Shabbat on the Beach” begins at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Main Beach in East Hampton. Continuing every Friday through Labor Day, the service lasts no more than a half hour during which prayers are sung and the center’s rabbi, Sheldon Zimmerman, tells a “magical” story.