Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, Charleston

4.7
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim is more than just a house of worship. We are a vibrant, inclusive and caring congregational family. KKBE is committed to providing opportunities for practicing Reform Judaism in an atmosphere of serenity, warmth, mutual acceptance and historical significance. Founded in 1749 as a Sephardic Orthodox congregation, in 1841, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim--also known as KKBE--was firmly committed to the path of religious Reform Judaism. Our sanctuary is the second oldest synagogue building in the United States and the oldest in continuous use.

Tours available:

M-F at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm

Sun 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm

We are closed on Saturday
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  • This was a very interesting site. The synagogue itself was beautiful and the tour guide gave us interesting facts about the Jews who got to Charleston in previous centuries. There was also a great gif...  more »
  • The tour was so informative and the guide passionate about sharing her knowledge. The sisterhood runs a great gift shop!  more »
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  • I took the tour of this beautiful and historic house of worship. The staff was wonderful and took time to explain items. Not being of the faith I was nonetheless treated graciously. This is an important synagogue in the USA. It's beauty is surpassed only by the wonderful people. Charleston had some historic churches and I hope to tour more of them during this trip.
  • We received a wonderful tour of the synagogue and history of Charleston. The synagogue is the first Reformed Jewish Synagogue. The story of how that came to pass is quite interesting. The organization is among the five oldest synagogues in the US. There is a museum and a Judacia store. Definitely worth seeing!

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