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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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A bit of Jewish history

Great visit to this beautiful sanctuary. David was a wonderful guide and was full of interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Orange, New Jersey
Not overly exciting

There was some good history to note, and a small but interesting museum section, but I wouldn't put... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Central NJ
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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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90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit to this beautiful sanctuary. David was a wonderful guide and was full of interesting information

Thank patticoleman2
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was some good history to note, and a small but interesting museum section, but I wouldn't put it high on the to-do list unless you have enough time to get a complete feel for the city and it's history. We were only in Charleston...More

Thank try2borganized
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit this historic synagogue you will also get great history lesson. This was well worth the visit and we highly recommend.

1  Thank RichieW974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved visiting this place. It's grand and magnificent with great architecture. Learned a lot about history of Jews in the south and their current status in the Charleston. Has one of the best Judaica gift shops I have ever seen. Bought the most amazing Menora...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting but I would have preferred the tour take place in the temple and not in a hallway.

Thank Joy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice gift shop with a large variety of items to choose from. A small, but wonderful museum tracing the history of the congregation from its beginnings through pictures, text and artifacts. And a sanctuary with a very unique and beautiful ark. Stop by and...More

Thank Cleomissy
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Many people identify the American Jewish community as one in the Northeast, but the tour of KKBE certainly shows that there is more to the American Jewish experience than many think. The tour starts with a short description of the Charleston Jewish community dating back...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We arrived after the synagogue closed, and we were too late to take ther guided tour, but the kind folks there allowed us in to see the synagogue. They were very knowledgable about the history of the building as well as giving us some history...More

Thank lamarbradley
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We had a great docent named Bob Novick. He gave us a comprehensive and interesting history of the synagogue, and of the Jewish community of Charleston. The synagogue also has a small museum which provided an interesting overview of this Jewish community. The sanctuary is...More

1  Thank Madelyn D
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Our tour led by a volunteer docent, Bob, was very enlightening. It is a beautiful temple, rich with Southern history and hospitality. If you are there for Shabbat, feel free to stop in and join this very active temple membership. And don't forget the gift...More

1  Thank miriamnordlinger
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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