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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

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Address: 90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
Phone Number: +1 843-723-1090
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tours of our historic sanctuary are available Monday-Friday at 10:15 am,...

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 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Entrance is $10 per person (under 18, college students and military are free!). 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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Fascinating Visit Into the Past

Only in Charleston for a few too short days, but this was a must stop. Learned so much about the Jewish roots of this historical community. Linda gave us a very informative, yet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only in Charleston for a few too short days, but this was a must stop. Learned so much about the Jewish roots of this historical community. Linda gave us a very informative, yet casual tour of the sanctuary and its history, well described in other reviews. Do not miss the small museum and special exhibit. Certainly worth an hour or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful synagogue, rebuilt in the early 1800's after a fire, small museum and tours available. Beautiful sanctuary. Historic cemetery dating back to 1754, Revolutionary war soldiers and Spanish immigrants. Gift shop a wonderful shopping experience. Very helpful staff. A must see.

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Lawrence, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating tour of the synagogue and the history of the Jewish community of Charleston given by a member of the synagogue in a highly informative tour. The building is impressive and majestic and a definite must-see on any trip to The Holy City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bubbie a member of the synagogue gave us an amazing and informative information about the history of the Jewish people is Charleston, it was a joy listening to her. So happy we found it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours are given several times a day. It's a beautifully synagogue, built in the 1840's although the congregation was founded in the 1700's. With its domed roof, huge white columns, and stained glass windows it was a more unusual styled synagogue. interesting history. Great gift shop. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GREAT synagogue. Impressive exterior and interior. Wonderful history of the building and Jewish community in Charleston. Should be a MUST visit to anyone in Charleston. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop. Many wonderful items hand made by artist. We really enjoyed our tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The synagogue is stunning. The tour is real interesting and gives you great incite to all aspects of Charleston history not just the Jewish history of this southern gem of a city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Tour guide was excellent in explaining the history of this synagogue that was started in the mid 1700s! Beautiful sanctuary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth the 30 minute tour. One of the oldest syngogues in the US. Yes Jews were slave holders. Learn about the original articles of incorporation for Charleston that allowed Jews to migrate to this city. Thirty minutes of interesting and unique history.From Orthodox Sephardic Spanish Jews to American Reform--Movement--how it happened and why.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to this historic synagogue - call ahead to see when a tour can be scheduled. All invited to services Friday evening or Sat. morning. Friendly and inclusive!

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