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Brith Shalom Beth Israel Synagogue

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182 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5820
+1 843-577-6599
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I went into the gift shop just to make a donation

The people, and other congregants who were shopping, were very friendly. They readily told the... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
New York
Interesting history of the Jewish experience in the South

Oldest continuous active synagogue in the South; very interesting history; somewhat disappointed in... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
New Jersey
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182 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5820
+1 843-577-6599
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

The people, and other congregants who were shopping, were very friendly. They readily told the history of their synagogue and its significance. We were give a tour and could see many interesting items around the sanctuary and up on the bema. The gift shop had...More

Thank ilene552015
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Oldest continuous active synagogue in the South; very interesting history; somewhat disappointed in the upkeep of the sanctuary. Very interesting docent and very interesting tour

Thank wyzeguys
Reviewed January 8, 2017

A wonderful tour recounting the long history of Jews in Charleston. They were as fractious and vulnerable as the rest of us but they prospered and live on.

1  Thank Joseph O
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The congregants were very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed an excellent Italian meal Friday night and cholent and great lunch on Saturday. The rabbi spoke about the newly enlarged eruv and how many details fell into place due to special intervention. Shul services were very...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed May 12, 2016

the feel of history, people's prayers is in the wood and walls. lovely structure nestled into a neighborhood that feels like I'd like to explore.

Thank househunter16
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Synagogue during our trip to Charleston. The tour lasted about an hour. Although it was $10 the cost was with it (there are discounts for students and military) The guide provided a comprehensive history of Judaism in Charleston. What I found very...More

Thank Jenibear
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Linda was a fantastic tour guide and we learned about the congregation's history, its role in the Jewish life of Charleston and its ongoing contributions.

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Photos are not of the Orthodox synagogue. The photos are of the Reform Temple in Charleston. A correction is required. Both synagogues are well worth visiting.

Thank Rothcrew
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Recommend to visit and see the oldest continuous synagogue in the US. Very nice people to show you around and inform you of the history. Really enjoyed seeing one of the original synagogues.

1  Thank whodoyouknow
Reviewed June 22, 2015

this is the oldest synagogue in continuous use. the docent tour was really interesting. worth a visit

Thank rdrdr
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