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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

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Address: 90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
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+1 843-723-1090
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Tours of our historic sanctuary are available Monday-Friday at 10:15 am,...

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 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Entrance is $10 per person (under 18, college students and military are free!). 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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Oldest Operating Reformed Synagogue in the USA.

Just got a lovely guided tour of this Greek Revival styled Temple in the Charleston community, which was originally built as a Sephardic Synagogue. It is the third building on the... read more

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Piscataway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just got a lovely guided tour of this Greek Revival styled Temple in the Charleston community, which was originally built as a Sephardic Synagogue. It is the third building on the site, but it is rich with history of the Jewish experience in Charleston. There is a beautiful gift shop on the premises, to visit after the tour.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting and informative tour. If you are interested in a community's culture and diversity this is for you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a special place --the oldest continuous operating synagogue in the US. I recommend the gift shop, which has spectacular items, but even more attending a service in the gorgeous sanctuary.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim is one of the oldest Jewish congregations in the U.S., and its sanctuary is the oldest in continuous use. Our docent was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her congregation and its history. The sanctuary is beautiful. Don't miss the historic exhibits for a look at Jewish history in Charleston--it's long and complex.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of the historic temple and were delighted with the insight the docent was able to give us on the jewish community and its influence on the city.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. a fascinating story of the Jewish families in Charleston. They go back to the Revolution. Learned a lot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting my niece and my great nephew's boy scout troop was going to take a tour so I went with them. The tour guide was very good with the boys but I would love to go back to the little museum to read and look more thoroughly. I do highly recommend the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour through a beautiful synagogue. The tour was about 30 min, the sanctuary is gorgeous, and the history is very interesting

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides are great and the exhibit is highly professional in tracing the history of Jewish presence in Charleston back to the 1690s! Chosen Treasures gift shop is a must. It is a beautiful and holy Greek Revival temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the tour of this lovely, old, Reform temple in Charleston. A great, lively, and knowledgable docent was informative and entertaining. There's amazing history here, and it was easy and fun to include this in our introduction to Charleston. And there's a great gift shop too!

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