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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

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You Don't Need to be Jewish to Appreciate This Tour

We chose to visit this synagogue on a rainy day since it is an inside activity. What a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yorba Linda, California
Whether you are Jewish or not - don't miss this important historical place

There is so much history in Charleston and so many places to visit and learn. We had not planned to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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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
+1 843-723-1090
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to visit this synagogue on a rainy day since it is an inside activity. What a good decision! The congregation is the oldest continuously operating one in the US, and the building itself also has special history. We had an excellent docent who...More

Thank YorbaLindaStar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much history in Charleston and so many places to visit and learn. We had not planned to visit the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue and so glad we did. It is stunningly beautiful. The tour is excellent. Highly recommended if you are...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The synagogue is well worth a visit. One of the best docents I've ever experienced, and I learned so much about the history of the Jews in Charleston. The building, in Greek revival style, is really unique, and the gift shop has an excellent selection...More

Thank MS06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently toured the synagogue and learned so much. My tour guide allowed for a completely enriching experience. The synagogue itself is gorgeous as well as all of the history I was able to absorb!

Thank Adeline M
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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 8 October 2018

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 6 October 2018

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 8 September 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

Thank RoyalSilk
Reviewed 7 September 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

Thank MaccaFan1
Reviewed 29 August 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.

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26 January 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
26 September 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 .
11 September 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