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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Beautiful Historic Temple

Lovely building. Great gift shop. Friendly staff in gift shop. Nice little self guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
A historical gem in Charleston

I really enjoyed visiting this synagogue. Diane was the docent leading the tour and she gave us a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gabriela S
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely building. Great gift shop. Friendly staff in gift shop. Nice little self guided museum. Sanctuary itself is truly beautiful.

Thank newyorkdoll4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed visiting this synagogue. Diane was the docent leading the tour and she gave us a lot of interesting information about the history of the synagogue and the Jewish community in Charleston. Diane was also very entertaining! This synagogue is a must-see. The...More

Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This neo classical structure is not my preferred style but the gardens are lovely and the history is great. It has nothing to identify it as a synagogue but the inscription over the door.the temple is locked and one must ring the bell to speak...More

Thank goldenroadpilgrim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

2  Thank allyson360
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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.

2  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 16 June 2017 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 7 June 2017

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...

4  Thank NancyWWH1963
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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