About Beth El Synagogue
Beth El is a thriving Conservative Jewish congregation located in Durham, North Carolina, an exciting, fast-growing Southern city that hosts a thriving performing arts center, enticing small music venues and a lively restaurant scene. Founded in 1887, Beth El has long served the vibrant Jewish communities of the Research Triangle including Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. This thriving region is home to highly ranked national universities, medical centers, and cultural institutions and many successful businesses. Recently ranked by US News and World Report as the most desirable place to live in the American South (and 2nd nationally), the area attracts an increasingly diverse, skilled, and cosmopolitan population of all ages and is home to an active, visible, and growing Jewish population. As the community has grown, so has the Beth El congregation, which now numbers over 400 member families. A member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Beth El also includes an Orthodox Kehillah affiliated with the Orthodox Union.