Our Conservative worship services are egalitarian and are conducted in Hebrew and English. In conjunction with the Rabbi, members of the congregation serve as leaders during services. Young adults who have become Bar or Bat Mitzvah are encouraged to continue their Jewish education and prepare to become recognized prayer leaders (Shlichai Tzibur) for our Shabbat services.
Families with children are encouraged to attend all of our services. We welcome even the youngest children and provide toy boxes at the back of the sanctuary and in the library for those who become restless. Children are invited to the Bimah for Kiddush on Friday evening and to walk in the Torah procession on Saturday morning. Services for children-Jr. Congregation, Jr. Jr. Congregation, and Tot Shabbat service-are held once a month.
Conservative Services take place in the main sanctuary on Shabbat morning at 9:30 am. Kiddush follows. As of February 2018 and throughout renovations, services are taking place at the Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church, located at 927 W Trinity Ave, Durham.
Orthodox Services take place in the Orthodox Kehillah, downstairs in the main building, on Shabbat morning at 9:00 am. Kiddush follows. As of February 2018 and throughout renovations, services are taking place in Beth El’s Freedman Center, 1008 Watts St. (next to the main sanctuary building).
Weekly minyanim occur:
- Wednesday mornings at 8:00 am (7:45 am on Rosh Chodesh)
- Sunday mornings at 9:30 am