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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

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Address: 90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
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+1 843-723-1090
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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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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If you are interested in American Jewish history - dont miss this!!

If you are interested in the history of the Jewish community in the United States do not miss seeing and touring the magnificent synagogue - the oldest in continual use in the... read more

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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the history of the Jewish community in the United States do not miss seeing and touring the magnificent synagogue - the oldest in continual use in the US. Wonderful, knowledgeable tour guides are welcoming, friendly and give an excellent overview of how Jews came to Charleston, their roles in the Revolutionary and Civil wars and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tours available of Synagogue and Historic Coming Street Cemetery. Oldest continually used in the US. Beautiful sanctuary, organ, and stained glass windows. Lots of Historic information including museum with artifacts.

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our docent, Paul, was a wealth of knowledge about the synagogue and Jewish hisrtory is Charleston. The synagogue is beautiful and the building itself has quite a history.. the tour runs about an hour, you can take photos and our docent answered all of our questions. We were very happy we took the tour. Maybe next time will come back... More 

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Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sisters were in town and we stopped in for a tour of this beautiful historic synagogue. The tour was great-they have written material (a pocket guide) plus go over the history of the Jewish people in the South. The guide was very knowledgeable and made history come alive. I highly recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful story to share...and an easy walk from everything in Charleston. I very much appreciated that the synagogue trains volunteers to give tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we visit a city no matter where we are in the world we try to never miss the local synagogue tour when available. Our docent Susan was extremely knowledgeable and articulate about the history of Jews stemming all the was from the Spanish expulsion and ending up in Charleston. The Greek Revival building is extraordinarily beautiful and very unique... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Particularly for those interested in the history of the Jewish community in the US, this place is an eye-opener on a number of levels. Here the visitor can clearly see the community's deep historical origins, its dilemmas of national and spiritual identity, as well as its rejuvenation. Also worth visiting the old Jewish cemetery not far from Marion place.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting and impressive Synagogue, with a lot of history behind it. We took the guided hour plus tour, and our docent was a very knowledgeable and interesting speaker, as he traced the complex history of the Jewish community, the Temple, and its members, from their beginnings up to the beginning of the 20th century. Don’t miss the gift... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got a lovely guided tour of this Greek Revival styled Temple in the Charleston community, which was originally built as a Sephardic Synagogue. It is the third building on the site, but it is rich with history of the Jewish experience in Charleston. There is a beautiful gift shop on the premises, to visit after the tour.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting and informative tour. If you are interested in a community's culture and diversity this is for you.

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