In addition to Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur, we expect a busy weekend in Durham and especially Beth El’s neighborhood of Trinity Park so please plan ahead to avoid any delays.
On Friday, September 29, Kol Nidre services will begin at 6:15 pm in the Main Sanctuary and 6:30 pm in the Orthodox Kehillah. The doors will open 45 minutes prior to services for anyone who wishes to reserve a small number of seats ahead of time. Kickoff for the Duke-Miami Football game will be at 7:00 pm, with parking opening at 5:00 pm and we anticipate heavy traffic on 15-501 and around Duke West Campus. Please plan accordingly and leave with plenty of time to join us for services.
A limited number of seats are still available for the Pre-Fast Dinner on Friday night beginning at 5:00 pm. If you would like to reserve a seat please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking on Friday will be available at Watts Street Baptist Church in the Watts Street Lot and at Grace Lutheran Church entering from Buchanan on the block north of the church building.
On Saturday, September 30, Yom Kippur services will begin at 8:30 am in the Main Sanctuary and Orthodox Kehillah. Green Street between Watts and Buchanan will be closed 8:00 am until 3:00 pm for Grace Lutheran’s Free Community Health Fair which is expected to draw over 300 attendees to the fair.
In an effort to alleviate congestion, we have arranged a shuttle that will run approximately every 15 minutes between Northgate Mall and Beth El Synagogue. Parking will be available at Northgate outside of the old Macy’s store entering from either North Gregson or West Club Boulevard near the Bank of America. The shuttle will run from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. A sign will be posted in the Northgate parking lot outside of the old Macy’s store with a designated Beth El pick-up location (below is what the shuttle will look like).
Parking will also continue to be available at Watts Street Baptist Church in the Watts Street Lot. Please remember that the main Beth El parking lot should be reserved for our members who need special assistance. We also ask that you continue to be respectful of our neighbors and avoid blocking driveways while obeying the traffic signs and our off-duty police who will be on site for security and traffic control.