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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
+1 843-723-1090
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Fabulous Southern History; Jewish & Otherwise

We had "Bob" for our docent and he was wonderful. Gave us a wonderful history of the Jews in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Jersey bon
A special place

Even if you are not Jewish, I assume that this would be a special place to visit in Charleston... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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90 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401-1418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had "Bob" for our docent and he was wonderful. Gave us a wonderful history of the Jews in Charleston and the region in general. The synagogue has a wonderful gift shop and the main sanctuary needs a little TLC but is also quite beautiful....More

Thank NewJerseyBonita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are not Jewish, I assume that this would be a special place to visit in Charleston. It's downtown and easy to find. If you go, see when the guided tours are given. They are well worth it. Our guide shared a wealth...More

1  Thank tour100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a wedding here and thought the grounds were beautiful. Nice gate, pillars, courtyard, and stained glass.

Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to this synagogue. We took a morning tour and were happy to see so many people on the tour with us. The inside is very beautiful and we enjoyed learning about the history of the synagogue. After...More

1  Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great visit to this beautiful sanctuary. David was a wonderful guide and was full of interesting information

Thank patticoleman2
Reviewed 6 December 2017

There was some good history to note, and a small but interesting museum section, but I wouldn't put it high on the to-do list unless you have enough time to get a complete feel for the city and it's history. We were only in Charleston...More

Thank try2borganized
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you visit this historic synagogue you will also get great history lesson. This was well worth the visit and we highly recommend.

1  Thank RichieW974
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Loved visiting this place. It's grand and magnificent with great architecture. Learned a lot about history of Jews in the south and their current status in the Charleston. Has one of the best Judaica gift shops I have ever seen. Bought the most amazing Menora...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 24 November 2017

It was interesting but I would have preferred the tour take place in the temple and not in a hallway.

Thank Joy E
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice gift shop with a large variety of items to choose from. A small, but wonderful museum tracing the history of the congregation from its beginnings through pictures, text and artifacts. And a sanctuary with a very unique and beautiful ark. Stop by and...More

Thank Cleomissy
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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