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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Jewish Congregation of Charleston

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Address: 90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-723-1090
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Description: From our beginnings in 1749, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) has been at...
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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Beautiful synagogue

This synagogue, one of the oldest in the US that is in active use is simply magnificent: the alter and the stained glass windows are not typical for synagogues I have seen but are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This synagogue, one of the oldest in the US that is in active use is simply magnificent: the alter and the stained glass windows are not typical for synagogues I have seen but are magnificent.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

A very thorough presentation of the history of the jews in this area. It was very informative, narrating the sequence of events and participation of jews in the history of Charleston

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A very interesting architecture and a very spiritual experience. The volunteer that did the tour was very knowledgeable.

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Deerfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Whether Jewish or not, worth a stop. Very convenient right in the heart of things, probably worth 30 minute drop by. Learn some things about history of Jews in Charleston and involvement in the history including the Civil War.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lots of history well told by tour guide. Free admission but donation suggested. Nice gift shop with lots of possibilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you've gotten to this page you are interested in American Jewish history and the tour offered by KKBE should not be missed. The building itself is a beauty and it's tucked right in the middle of historic Charleston, easy to get to from anywhere. Be sure to go when you can take the tour (about 30 minutes). There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Synagogue building is very historical. There is also a small museum and lovely gift shop. Docent gave a very interesting tour and the visit was very enlightening and worthwhile. A must see while in Charleston

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A wonderful morning was spent with Rabbi Segal, the women who run the gift shop and Bev. The synagogue has centuries of history. Rabbi Segal, the docent, has experienced all his life milestones at Kahal Kadosh and is proud of the role Kahal Kadosh has played in Charleston's history. He is a wealth of knowledge. The women who run the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went there for Friday night services. The people were friendly and the place has a lot of history. There is also an Orthodox Congregation at 182 Rutledge Avenue that is friendly as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The history of religious tolerance in both Charleston and South Carolina is very interesting. This is an old congregation with lots of history. Keep in mind that over 200 years ago, Charleston had the biggest Jewish population in the US.

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