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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Another slice of Charleston history

Like other sites, this presents Charleston history, this time through the experience of this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New England
Beautiful synagogue, needed a better guide

This could have been such an educational and dynamic experience but our volunteer guide lacked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michele s
Boca Raton, Florida
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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 4 days ago

Like other sites, this presents Charleston history, this time through the experience of this congregation. Fires, the civil war, depressions, and the usual internal issues are presented. Our docent was excellent - informative and enthusiastic. The tour covered the architecture and the main sanctuary. Advice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could have been such an educational and dynamic experience but our volunteer guide lacked knowledge regarding the temple itself and the history of Charleston and Jews. It was disappointing

Thank michele s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a Visit to understand the history of the Reform Movement in America. Tour is conducted by a volunteer of the Shul. Once again, as with most of this city, the historical narrative and the reason Why for a Jewish population being present since the...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in enriching your knowledge of Jewish history in the south this tour is for you! We went as a family and all of us found it so interesting and informative. The museum is a small gem and the guide was lovely.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to its historic significance, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Holy Congregation House of God) is a beautiful Greek Revival building, not at all like a typical synagogue: white with six soaring columns out front and a steeple on top. Established in 1749, it was...More

Thank shelleybear2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We strolled by on a Friday afternoon & made the last tour of the day & the weekend. Our tour guide was informative, & knew his history. This is one of the oldest reformed synagogues in the US & beautiful inside. I loved the gift...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed September 7, 2017

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 September 6, 2017

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 September 6, 2017 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 August 30, 2017

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
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September 26, 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 .
September 11, 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