Our Story, Our Time
Capital Campaign Update
While it may be summertime, the Beth El renovation and campaign teams have not taken a vacation from their efforts to complete this historic renovation to our shul!
As of August, the construction team has been hard at work for 8 months on infrastructure to ensure that our electric, water, heating and cooling systems will be efficient and in good working order for many years to come. We have started installing footings and structure for the new additions to the building, so if you drive by, you can see the progress. Community members are involved in many aspects of the project, including furniture, metal work, and the new memorial board, with which a group of students from Riverside High School is helping us. You can follow the progress on the website at http://betheldurham.org/us/strategic-planning/renovation-photos-videos/.
Meanwhile, the Our Story, Our Time Campaign continues to raise the $6 million needed to cover the full costs of making our synagogue more welcoming, accessible, safe, and secure. The Beth El community has been incredibly generous, contributing $5,525,486 to date – leaving approximately $475,000 more to finish off the Campaign.
It’s not too late to help reach the Campaign goal! 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. 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 be honored through a campaign donor display in the newly renovated shul.
Please contact one of us if you have questions about the Campaign, including naming opportunities, or if you are ready to make your commitment.
Thank you for considering how our generation can help write the next chapter in the Beth El story!