Our Story, Our Time
Capital Campaign Update
As you can imagine, the early months of 2018 have been a busy time for everyone involved with the renovations to our beloved shul!
As of mid-April, about 90% of the demolition portion of the project is complete. The building is down to its bones – the windows and many of the doors are gone, and the structure is strong and beautiful. In the coming weeks, we will start construction of many support systems (storm water, electric, etc.). You can follow the progress on the website https://betheldurham.org/us/strategic-planning/renovation-photos-videos/.
While the congregation has moved to temporary homes at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Freedman Center, neither of these moves have deterred progress on the Our Story, Our Time Campaign. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of the Beth El community, we’ve raised $5.5 million for the much-needed renovations to our shul. We need approximately $500,000 more to cover the full costs of this historic project to make our synagogue more welcoming, accessible, safe, and secure.
If you haven’t participated in the Campaign yet, it’s not too late. Every gift or pledge, regardless of size, will make a difference in keeping the project timeline on track and maintaining an affordable spiritual home for all who wish to be a part of our community. And, if you are interested in adding to your commitment to help finish off this initiative and reduce financing costs, your additional support would be most appreciated.
Please contact one of us if you have questions about the Campaign, including naming opportunities, or if you are ready to make your commitment. Don’t forget, you can make a pledge payable over multiple years to help you make the greatest impact possible. And all donors who wish to be recognized will ultimately be honored through a campaign donor display in the newly renovated shul.
Thank you for considering how our generation can help write the next chapter in the Beth El story!