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Brith Shalom Beth Israel Synagogue

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Address: 182 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5820
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+1 843-577-6599
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 15:30
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I went into the gift shop just to make a donation

The people, and other congregants who were shopping, were very friendly. They readily told the history of their synagogue and its significance. We were give a tour and could see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ilene552015
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New York
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New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people, and other congregants who were shopping, were very friendly. They readily told the history of their synagogue and its significance. We were give a tour and could see many interesting items around the sanctuary and up on the bema. The gift shop had gifts I had never seen before so I bought all of the souvenirs for our... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Oldest continuous active synagogue in the South; very interesting history; somewhat disappointed in the upkeep of the sanctuary. Very interesting docent and very interesting tour

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Thank wyzeguys
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

A wonderful tour recounting the long history of Jews in Charleston. They were as fractious and vulnerable as the rest of us but they prospered and live on.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The congregants were very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed an excellent Italian meal Friday night and cholent and great lunch on Saturday. The rabbi spoke about the newly enlarged eruv and how many details fell into place due to special intervention. Shul services were very familiar and much like at home.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

the feel of history, people's prayers is in the wood and walls. lovely structure nestled into a neighborhood that feels like I'd like to explore.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the Synagogue during our trip to Charleston. The tour lasted about an hour. Although it was $10 the cost was with it (there are discounts for students and military) The guide provided a comprehensive history of Judaism in Charleston. What I found very interesting was the role the Jewish people had in the Civil War. I highly recommend... More 

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Thank Jenibear
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Linda was a fantastic tour guide and we learned about the congregation's history, its role in the Jewish life of Charleston and its ongoing contributions.

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Photos are not of the Orthodox synagogue. The photos are of the Reform Temple in Charleston. A correction is required. Both synagogues are well worth visiting.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Recommend to visit and see the oldest continuous synagogue in the US. Very nice people to show you around and inform you of the history. Really enjoyed seeing one of the original synagogues.

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

this is the oldest synagogue in continuous use. the docent tour was really interesting. worth a visit

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