Scroll down or click here for currently scheduled events.

Download a PDF version of our current calendar here.
Please note that more events are currently being scheduled for the Aug.-May programming year - listed events subject to change.

dates & times of events are subject to change

Ongoing, unless otherwise noted within the calendar below:

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Fridays: 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Friday night services:
Services are held on Friday evenings only in conjunction with other programming or special occasions. Times are noted within each monthly calendar.

Saturday morning services:
Services in the Orthodox Kehillah begin at 9:00a.m.
Services in the main sanctuary begin at 9:30a.m.

Weekday minyanim in the main sanctuary:
Sunday mornings at 9:30a.m. (suspended June through August)
Wednesday mornings at 8:00a.m. followed by a text study

Please let the office know in advance if you need to say Kaddish, even if a minyan has already been scheduled for that day.

Talmud Torah Classes (Academic Year):
Sundays: 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. preK-7th grades
Wednesdays: 4:15p.m.-6:00p.m. 2nd-6th grades
Saturdays: 9:00a.m.-9:45a.m. 6th & 7th grade as Bar/Bat Mitzvah date approaches

7th grade also meets 5pm-7pm on Friday evenings that are followed by Erev Shabbat services (see dates within calendar below).

Children's Services: We offer a variety of Friday night & Saturday morning options for various age groups one to two times a month during the acedemic year. Click here for details & specific dates.

Saturday morning Mishnah study group: Saturdays, 8:45am in the Freedman Center. All are welcome. Suspended for the summer as of 6/21/14 (to resume late Aug.)

Shabbat babysitting (ages 1-7): Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm (starts at 11:15 on Tot Shabbat weeks)

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July 2014 See top of page for regularly scheduled services, classes & office hours

August 2014 See top of page for regularly scheduled services, classes & office hours

September 2014 - May 2015
Please note that more events are currently being scheduled for the Sept.-May programming year, so watch for updates.
See top of page for a downloadable/printable PDF.

Here is a "sneak peek" at September:


Men of Beth El
invite you to the Durham Bulls

June 26, 7:05
$1 night/'90s Night AND $1 select concessions.
Families welcome!
An was sent to Beth El men. Please RSVP if you will be joining us, so that we can plan. Contact Isaac Price ( for more information.


Come hear Hasan Bhatti share stories of his
recent Jerusalem experience.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
following kiddush lunch (approx. 1pm)

Hasan will focus on his recent five month experience working with three different social justice and peace organizations in the Jerusalem area while learning Hebrew, Arabic and the social justice/peace issues affecting all people (Israelis, Palestinians, Arab-Israelis, Jordanians, etc.) of all backgrounds. He will also be sharing the stories of folks he met and worked with during this time. Hasan's talk will include time for Q & A.


Young Adult Potluck Dinner

Folks in their 20's & 30's are invited to join Duke's JGPA, Triangle GPS, and Raleigh Tribe next Friday night, 6/27 at 7PM for a potluck shabbat dinner at the Beth El Freedman Center. Please bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share with the community. Visit the event on Facebook to RSVP:



Gentle Movement, Meditation, Relaxation

Class Location: Beth El Synagogue Freedman Center
1004 Watts Street, Durham, NC
Select Saturday Mornings, *10:00–11:00 am

Join us June 7, 2014

(in the lounge, This month we'll concentrate on backs - the #1 source of pain in the US.)

More 2014 Sessions:
July 26
August 16
September 13
October 11
November 22 (Synaplex, 9:45-10:40am)
December 20

Who Should Come?
• Anyone who is looking for healthy ways to relieve the physical and mental stresses of illness – yours or that of a family member
• Those who are grieving
• Those with and without yoga experience (mats/props are available for your use)

Benefits of Healing Yoga
• Helps the recovery process; addresses fatigue, soreness, stiffness, anxiety, and depression; deals with balance, bone loss, immunity, and flexibility; brings peace of mind.

For additional information about the class, contact Margie
Satinsky, RYT, 919-383-5998 or

Participants should wear comfortable clothing.
After the class, all are welcome to join the Beth El worship service and /or Kiddush lunch.

With generous support, Beth El has raised the funds to purchase yoga mats, straps, foam blocks, blankets, bolsters, and eye bags. These props help participants feel comfortable as they sit, move, and meditate.

Please join us, or if you know someone who might benefit from healing yoga, consider coming as a buddy. All are welcome.