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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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So rich in history

Such a stunning synagogue with a nice little museum. A real gem to find while we were walking... read more

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Oldest continuously operating synagogue in America

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Tours of our historic sanctuary are available Monday-Friday at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm and on Sunday at 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm. Our Chosen Treasures gift shop is open Sunday-Friday 10 am to 4 pm. From our beginnings in 1749, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) has been at the spiritual heart of Jewish Charleston. Since 1841, we have served as the cornerstone of Reform Jewish practice.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a stunning synagogue with a nice little museum. A real gem to find while we were walking around. The people were so friendly too. It was so great to learn about this aspect of American history.

Thank MelHinUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must for Jewish travelers especially, or for any architectural buffs, since it's a beautiful Greek revival influenced building giving visible expression both to the success of Charleston's Jewish community in the mid-19thC and its Reform Judaism desire to assimilate, since the building conforms to...More

Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learn a lot about the Jewish history in Charleston with this wonderful and informative tour of the beautiful synagogue's sanctuary. Excellent museum and gift shop as well.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed warmly to this synagogue and were lucky enough to have a private tour with a lovely volunteer lady. Apart from the history of the community we were able to compared Jewish life in Charleston to london. Beautiful building!

Thank Helena1960_08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mrs. Jaffe was our tour guide in this historic and beautiful sacred space. She was charming and knowledgeable, and brought to life the vibrant history of Jews in Charleston. The ritual objects,, the Torahs, the architecture of the sanctuary took my breath away. The museum...More

Thank Tenabetsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The so called "tour" was not a tour at all. We were just led into the main temple where we sat for almost an hour listening to an uninspired docent give a boring lecture while we tried not to fall asleep.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the little history and exhibit rooms near the gift shop. Tour guide was well-meaning but very dry and did not show us the murals (which we heard about when we visited the cemetery related to the synagogue.

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour and learned so much about the history of colonial Charleston’s acceptance and freedom of religion under King Charles II rule as well as the important role that the Jewish community played in the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Not only did we...More

2  Thank gaill3
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great tour and learned much about this very old and historical synagogue. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient as we were traveling with a wheelchair. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank CASA104
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest synagogues and congregations in America. This tour is suitable for those people interested in Jewish history only. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgable but often lost track of her story lines.

Thank Rusty2424
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26 September 2016|
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Response from Marlene W | Reviewed this property |
There is a public lot adjacent to The Belmont Hotel. That is across the street from the Synagogue .
12 September 2016|
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
It's a half mile walk if you can manage it....ten or twelve minutes... down Meeting Street toward Ashmead...then follow Meeting Street to Hasell (pronounced Hazel). Make a right and it's halfway down the block. If you can't... More