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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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History and a beautiful building

I got to attend a Friday eve service and also the marriage of my niece. An amazing and beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scottsdale, Arizona
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The main sanctuary was closed, so I did not get to see their stained glass windows, but their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Milton, Florida
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Reviewed yesterday

I got to attend a Friday eve service and also the marriage of my niece. An amazing and beautiful structure built in 1840 with the floor from 1790 as the original building burned down but the floor was saved.

Thank br0za1205
Reviewed 2 days ago

The main sanctuary was closed, so I did not get to see their stained glass windows, but their museum was open and I was able to enjoy the information given and the items that were displayed. They have a little gift shop open that sell...More

Thank srpanderson70
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in the Jewish history of Charleston this is a great place to visit. The Jewish community has been part of Charleston since before the Revolutionary War. Very interesting history and beautiful architecture.

Thank allyson360
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour of the synagogue takes about an hour. The guide was very interesting and informative and I learned about the history of the Jewish community and the general history of Charleston. Allow half an hour before or after to see the museum. Be prepared...More

Thank Peta S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Air conditioned excellent break from the June sun. Stories and knowledge relayed but our excellent and funny docent held our interest for an hour. Most beautiful Arc I have ever seen.

1  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard & read that the tour guide here is very knowledgeable & was looking forward to taking a tour. As it happened we went on a Spoleto festival Sunday & there was a concert instead. We attended since it was in the main...More

1  Thank Hajdunanas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour of Kahal Kadosh. The history is very interesting and important for members of the Jewish faith. The quality of the tour is very dependent upon the quality of the volunteer docent...

2  Thank NancyWWH1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every year, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival holds a chamber music concert here as part of the "A World of Jewish Culture" segment and this year"s was spectacular. For 75 minutes, we heard first class International performances from Yuriy Bekker (violin), Michael Klotz (viola), Natalia Khoma...More

1  Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish community of Charleston dates back to the early Colonial period and is rich and fascinating. It's history is a reflection of the Jewish immigration to the colonies and their participation in America's history from the earliest of periods. The guide was Mr. Joseph...More

1  Thank S K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Listed in 10 Best, so we decided to do the tour. I believe our guide was named Lora, she was wonderful. A transplant to Charleston, she has adopted her new home and wants to share the story of her new Synagogue. She shares the history...More

1  Thank Salem_NJDon
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We plan to visit while on a road trip. Is there parking there at the Synagogue?
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 .
How do we get there using public transportation from the hampton inn in charleston sc
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