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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Jewish Congregation of Charleston
90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-1090
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Ranked #9 of 108 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Owner description: 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“300 year old synagogue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fascinating to see a place of worship that has been in operation for 300+ years. The docent did a very good job of explaining the history of the synagogue and how it is entwined with the history of Charleston.

Visited July 2014
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miami florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent docent...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The docent that gave us the tour was excellent. Full of information about the history of Jews in Charleston as well as the synagogue.

A definite must see

Visited July 2014
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“well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a lovely synagogue with a lot of history. Unfortunately we were too late for a tour but we are grateful to the staff who welcomed us despite having closed up for the day.

Visited June 2014
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Arlington, Va
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Docent led tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our docent gave a lively and lovely tour of the temple explaining the history of Jews in the South. Interesting and worth the visit. The gift shop alone was worth the trip! Call ahead for the schedule.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great History Lesson here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This synagogue was the home of the start of the Reform Jewish movement. I could not believe the size of this synagogue that dates back to the late 1700's. We had a very good tour guide. Very happy that we took the tour.

Visited June 2014
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