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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Beautiful synagogue with great history

This was a beautiful synagoge. The docent was most informative about the history of the synagogue... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
marjorie k
Bar Mitzvah experience

Friends invited us to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of their son with them. This was a first for us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris F
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Summerville, South 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 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
Downtown
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a beautiful synagoge. The docent was most informative about the history of the synagogue and the Jews of Charleston. Great gift shop too.

Thank marjorie k
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends invited us to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of their son with them. This was a first for us (we are not Jewish) but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He did a great job during the service and the rabbi and cantor were exceptional!!

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Established in 1749, oldest continuously used synagogue in the country. we paid in the gift shop for the tour, which was led by a well informed docent that gave us an interesting history of the establishment of a jewish community in charleston. He showed us...More

Thank Momma L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those in interested in Jewish American History it is a must. The Docent was very knowledgeable, The Museum has a lot of information and the Sanctuary is quite interesting as well.

Thank Stan192
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting displays in the museum telling the story of the Jews long ago in Charleston. The building itself is gorgeous and the people who work / volunteer there are very helpful. Their gift shop has a wide variety of Judaica as well wonderful books.

Thank GrandmaAmy7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, I must admit that I have technically not "heard" music at KKBE, since I was part of a performing group, King's Counterpoint, that did a Handel Oratoria, Judas Maccabeus, at the synagogue last December. But it was a great place to perform, and the...More

Thank Charming_Karl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic beautiful old synagogue with a jewish museum. The museum has all the history of jews in Charleston. a must see!! Its free!

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a magnificent synagogue. Learn about the first Jewish settlers to Charleston. Not to be missed!

Thank Sunshine118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make time to take this tour. Besides the beauty of the synagogue, the tour guide was amazing. He spoke about the history of Judaism in Charleston and the rest of the country back to the time of George Washington. There are many interesting artifacts displayed....More

Thank blueyes1255
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful hour of history with a lovely gent from Brooklyn. He gave us the history of the Sephardim in the US (which we largely knew, but he had more details). Clearly he had a passion for history and we learned a lot....More

Thank Christine N
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joanlevick
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
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jolyblonde
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 .
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theschillers2
11 September 2016|
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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
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