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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very nice old synagogue with lots of history. The docent was very knowledgeable and gave a very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lawrence B
Pinehurst, North Carolina
You'll learn more about Charleston's history in 30 minutes (of a docent's tour...) here than anywhere else!

Bruce (our docent...) was incredibly informative: he let us in on the congregation's origins... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leonard K
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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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...more
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90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice old synagogue with lots of history. The docent was very knowledgeable and gave a very interesting talk during the tour.

Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bruce (our docent...) was incredibly informative: he let us in on the congregation's origins, Carolina's origins, and the impacts of the Civil War.The architecture of the place is also a wonderful (if sobering...) testament to its place here in America. Enjoy!

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful historical Synagogue. Whether your Jewish or not, it shouldn't be missed. Be sure to stop by, they give free tours and a little background of the history. The gift shop has many items too!

Thank Darlinda C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We visited in August. They run on the hour during the weekday (except Jewish festivals). They requested a donation of $10 which we thought was reasonable. The docent was very knowledgeable and spoke about both the history of the synagogue and its use today. There...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Stopped by to visit the museum and gift shop. Really did not have enough time for the tour. I was looking for some small signs that had Shalom or other sayings on them for my home. Did not have any. The museum had some nice...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The oldest synagogue that has continually had an active congregation in the U.S. Very interesting docent tour. Great Judaica gift shop, too.

Thank panpanda
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We took a tour on Sunday afternoon and were so impressed with the history of the Jews in Charleston. Great sight to visit.

Thank Gocanes4
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We enjoyed our visit to KKBE. The docent was well informed and clearly enjoyed conducting the tour. It was a nice place to visit and learn some history

Thank Stevew08816
Reviewed August 12, 2018

the architecture, and the history, of this very old synagogue are well worth the visit. the history of the jewish population in the South is as old as the South, Itself-

Thank jaidee613
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Nicely presented by excellent docent! Tracing Jewish heritage from early Charleston till today. Museum section has great artifact collection.

Thank Myron C
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January 26, 2018|
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Response from KKBECharleston | Property representative |
We have sanctuary tours 6 days a week, Sunday - Friday. Tours are available at 10:15, 11:15, 1:15 and 2:15 Monday - Friday and at 1:15 and 2:15 on Sunday. Tours of our historic Coming Street Cemetery are by appointment only... More
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