Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim 


Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

The historic Sanctuary is currently undergoing a restoration and will be closed until February 2020

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue, built in 1840, is the country's second oldest synagogue and the oldest in continuous use. The congregation of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, meaning Holy Congregation House of God, was established in colonial Charleston in 1749, and is now the nation's fourth oldest Jewish community. The congregation is nationally significant as the place where ideas resembling Reform Judaism were first evinced and the Synagogue still serves the Reform Judaism community. A small museum contains artifacts pertinent to the history of the congregation, such as a letter written to the congregation by George Washington. Notable features include a full Greek temple front, with fluted Doric columns supporting a gable pediment.



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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Address and Map


Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
90 Hassel St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 723-1090
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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Worship Schedule


Come join the KKBE family and worship together. Most Friday evening Shabbat service begins at 8 pm. On the first Friday of each month is the Congregational Dinner at 5:30 pm (reservations required) followed by the First Friday Shabbat Service at 7pm. On the last Friday of the summer months (May-August), services begin at 6pm, preceded by appetizers in the courtyard.

The Saturday Shabbat Morning Service starts at 10 AM. On the second Saturday of each month is Tot Shabbat for families with children up to 8 yrs old at 10 am in the Freudenberg Board Room.


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