The House of Healing at Duke University provides visiting families with beautiful lodgings, kosher meals, and various volunteer services to make their stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The home is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, linen and laundry, computer, DVD player, comfortable furniture, and Jewish books and other religious necessities. The hospitality suite is truly a place of rest for families in their time of need.

Ariella Horenstein Bikur Cholim Society helps arrange Kosher food, volunteers, translators, and child care services for visiting families. We provide personalized care and service to patients and their caregivers.


Is there somewhere I can go to relax?

Yes. You can go to relax and rejuvenate at our five star Bikur Cholim House (2216 Elba St., right across the street from Duke Medical Center). It is equipped with a computer, a DVD player, comfortable furniture, Jewish books and religious items as well as a washing machine and dryer. It is available 24 hours/7 days a week. Please call Mrs. Esther Bluming @ 347 410 5909 for info on how to get into the house.

Do you provide sleeping accommodations?

⧫ Yes. Please email [email protected] to check availability.

⧫If you would prefer to stay at a hotel across the street from Duke Medical Center, we recommend the Lodge- 2306 Elba St, Durham, NC 27705

Where can I get kosher food in Durham/Chapel Hill?
⧫ Wegman’s has a kosher section- 1810 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

⧫ You can buy many kosher food items at Trader Joe's. Their address is 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. They have kosher Empire chicken, lox, breads, cereals, non-dairy milk, snacks and fruits and vegetables.

There are no Cholov Yisroel products available in Durham/Chapel Hill.

⧫ For meals information, please email [email protected]