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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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HIstorical Jewish Location

Worth a Visit to understand the history of the Reform Movement in America. Tour is conducted by a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bruce K
Plainview NY, United States
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If you are interested in enriching your knowledge of Jewish history in the south this tour is for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan S
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a Visit to understand the history of the Reform Movement in America. Tour is conducted by a volunteer of the Shul. Once again, as with most of this city, the historical narrative and the reason Why for a Jewish population being present since the...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in enriching your knowledge of Jewish history in the south this tour is for you! We went as a family and all of us found it so interesting and informative. The museum is a small gem and the guide was lovely.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to its historic significance, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Holy Congregation House of God) is a beautiful Greek Revival building, not at all like a typical synagogue: white with six soaring columns out front and a steeple on top. Established in 1749, it was...More

Thank shelleybear2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We strolled by on a Friday afternoon & made the last tour of the day & the weekend. Our tour guide was informative, & knew his history. This is one of the oldest reformed synagogues in the US & beautiful inside. I loved the gift...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Such a stunning synagogue with a nice little museum. A real gem to find while we were walking around. The people were so friendly too. It was so great to learn about this aspect of American history.

Thank MelHinUSA
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A must for Jewish travelers especially, or for any architectural buffs, since it's a beautiful Greek revival influenced building giving visible expression both to the success of Charleston's Jewish community in the mid-19thC and its Reform Judaism desire to assimilate, since the building conforms to...More

Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Learn a lot about the Jewish history in Charleston with this wonderful and informative tour of the beautiful synagogue's sanctuary. Excellent museum and gift shop as well.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were welcomed warmly to this synagogue and were lucky enough to have a private tour with a lovely volunteer lady. Apart from the history of the community we were able to compared Jewish life in Charleston to london. Beautiful building!

Thank Helena1960_08
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Mrs. Jaffe was our tour guide in this historic and beautiful sacred space. She was charming and knowledgeable, and brought to life the vibrant history of Jews in Charleston. The ritual objects,, the Torahs, the architecture of the sanctuary took my breath away. The museum...More

Thank Tenabetsy
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The so called "tour" was not a tour at all. We were just led into the main temple where we sat for almost an hour listening to an uninspired docent give a boring lecture while we tried not to fall asleep.

Thank Steve W
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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