Shalom and Welcome to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) 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. We invite you to experience for yourself KKBE’s rich past and vibrant present.  Parking is usually available nearby at Charleston Place Garage on Hasell Street, the Wentworth Street Parking Garage and at the City of Charleston: Wentworth Street Garage.

Funded in part by the Addlestone/Regenbogen Families Adult Education Fund and the Sisterhood of KKBE

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, September 19 - Shabbat Evening Service at 8 pm
  • Saturday, September 20 -  Shabbat Morning Service at 10 am
  • S'lichot ~ S'lichot ~ Dessert and a Movie at 7:30pm before attending our S'lichot service at 10 pm. Set the stage for the High Holy Days with Dessert and a Documentary. This Year we will be watching, Gentleman's Agreement, the shabby cruelties on anti-Semitism which were sharply and effectively revealed within…Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's Agreement have now been exposed with equal candor and even greater dramatic forcefulness in the motion-picture version of the novel. Now 67 years later, recent event in France, Belgium, and yes, in the United Sates, merit revisiting this seminal work and asking what has changed and what has stayed the same.  Click here to register.
  • Sunday, September 21 - Hebrew for Adults at 9 am.  Call 843-723-1090 to register.
  • Torah Study: The World's Oldest Book Club 10:30 am -11:30 am in the Berlinsky Atrium Lobby. Casual and conversational, join us for on ongoing discussion of the foundational text of Jewish thought and practice.  We'll begin at the very beginning - Geneses I:I - reading and discussion the Torah from cover to cover, paragraph-by paragraph, verse-by-verse. No Hebrew required; bring your own edition of the Torah or use ours. Anyone is welcome, anytime.
  • Saturday, October 11- Young Family Sukkot Celebration with Picnic and Havdallah at 5:30 pm.  Celebrate Sukkot with a picnic and fun activities for little ones with Rabbi Terkel and Hannah!  We'll decorate the sukkah together, have a picnic outside, and mark the end of Shabbat with a musical Havdallah Service.  RSVP by clicking here.




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