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I want to live in a Jewish neighborhood! Where should I look?
Should I sign with a Jewish real estate agent?
Is there a Jewish day school nearby?
Is there a Jewish community center in Raleigh? What about a Jewish Federation?

What are the hours of Beth Meyer Sisterhood’s Judaica Shop?
We had a baby boy! Who can perform the bris?
Where can I find kosher food?
I want to send a meal of condolence to a loved one — any ideas?
I need a kosher caterer — whom should I contact?
Is there a Jewish cemetery in Raleigh? Which funeral home(s) do you use?
I want to order a gravestone to memorialize a relative. How should I get started?


I want to live in a Jewish neighborhood! Where should I look?
There is no ‘Jewish’ neighborhood, per se — truly, our people reside everywhere these days! Beth Meyer Synagogue draws members from Raleigh, Durham, and all their suburbs, near and far. While we adore our North Raleigh home, these Raleigh subdivisions are very popular with Jewish homeowners: Northridge, Stonebridge, Stonehenge, Greystone, and Bedford.

Should I sign with a Jewish real estate agent?
It can be helpful to work with a realtor familiar with Jewish customs and practices. The agents listed below are long-time members of our shul community and are ready to lend a hand:

Jamie Eliahu
(919) 247-5697

Stacey Horowitz
(919) 247-8759

Judi Margulies
(919) 880-2813

Mindy Oberhardt
(919) 349-6688

Susan Reinhard
(919) 696-5484

Brian Wolborsky
(919) 427-9508

Jennifer Wolborsky
(919) 671-7485

Kevin Wolborsky
(919) 608-2000

Phyllis Wolborsky
(919) 412-4224

Is there a Jewish day school nearby?
Yes, The Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School (“Lerner”) in neighboring Durham has, since 1995, welcomed K-5 learners from across the Triangle for Judaic and Hebrew study. For more information or to schedule a tour, email the school’s admissions team.

Is there a Jewish community center in Raleigh? What about a Jewish Federation?
Yes, on both counts! The Jewish Federation of Greater Raleigh and its constituent agencies — Jewish Community Center of Greater RaleighJewish Family Services, and Jewish Community Relations Council — are our partners. Leslie Needham, JCC Membership and Engagement Manager, would love to welcome you to the area and create connections.

To meet others online, consider joining Raleigh Jewish Moms or Triangle Jewish Connection on Facebook. These groups are run by Beth Meyer Synagogue congregants and are open to the whole community.

What are the hours of Beth Meyer Sisterhood’s Judaica Shop?
The Judaica Shop is typically open on Fridays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. You may call Shelly Pasquale, our volunteer Judaica Shop Director, on her cell phone at (484) 557-9029 to make an appointment outside these hours (seriously, it’s no trouble at all!). The Judaica Shop also has a web boutique — browse here.

We had a baby boy! Who can perform the bris?
Mazal tov, parents! Two local healthcare professionals are trained to be mohelim:
• Richard D. Adelman, MD is a long-time practitioner of family medicine — you may call his office at (919) 846-9292 to request his services.
• Ricardo “Ricky” Baler, MD, FAAP specializes in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. His phone number is (347) 414-2485.

Where can I find kosher food?
Lots of area supermarkets stock kosher food, including meat and poultry. We usually direct shoppers to these stores:

  • Food Lion at 7905 Falls of Neuse Road
  • Trader Joe’s (we think their latkes are the best!)
  • Wegmans at 1200 Wake Towne Drive
  • Harris Teeter

NY Bagel & Deli at 7909 Falls of Neuse Road makes kosher challot and bagels. Food Lion (the one at 7905 Falls of Neuse Road) and BJ’s Wholesale Club sell kosher challot, too.

I want to send a meal of condolence to a loved one — any ideas?
While there are no kosher restaurants or delicatessens in Raleigh, these caterers can prepare and deliver platters that might be suitable for your needs:

NY Bagel & Deli
(919) 848-1310
7909 Falls of Neuse Road Raleigh, NC 27615

Mookie’s NY Bagel & Deli
(919)-900-7770
catering@mookiesnydeli.com
1010 Tryon Village Deli Cary, NC 27518

Wegmans — Meals2Go
(984) 960-5600
1200 Wake Towne Road Raleigh, NC 27609

I need a kosher caterer — whom should I contact?
We can recommend several! The caterers listed below are trained in the principles of kashrut and are authorized to prepare food in our kosher dairy kitchen:

Catering Works
Jill Santa Lucia, President and CEO
(919) 828-5932
jill@cateringworks.com
2319 Laurelbrook Street Raleigh, NC 27604

Fangmeier Catering
Jim and Sandy Fangmeier, Owners
(919) 475-6576
fangmeiercatering@frontier.com
Jim and Sandy are catering B-Mitzvah receptions, only.

Kaplan Catering
Bruce Kaplan, Chef and Owner
(919) 846-9808
kaplancatering@cs.com
9240 Forum Drive STE 111 Raleigh, NC 27615

Mookie’s NY Deli
Ron Didner, Chef and Owner
(919)-900-7770
catering@mookiesnydeli.com
1010 Tryon Village Deli Cary, NC 27518

Mitchell•Casteel
David Casteel, CEO and Owner
(919) 847-0135
sales@mitchellcasteel.com
1732 Capital Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27604

Is there a Jewish cemetery in Raleigh? Which funeral home(s) do you use?
Yes, there are burial plots for purchase at The Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery (450 N. State Street) and its satellite, Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery at Raleigh Memorial Park (7501 Glenwood Avenue) — speak with one of these volunteers to obtain one:

  • Howard Margulies (919) 614-2153
  • David Zendels (919) 847-1217
  • Barbara Freedman (919) 805-0179

Both Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on Millbrook Road and Bryan-Lee Funeral Home on Wake Forest Road specialize in Jewish funeral services.

I want to order a gravestone to memorialize a relative. How should I get started?
We understand that Wake Monument Company in neighboring Rolesville is experienced at constructing and engraving Jewish headstones and markers. Rabbi Michael Eisenstein, our Ritual Coordinator, is available to proofread Hebrew text for members and their loved ones — contact him here.

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