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.
Important Dates
Tuesday, May 5
 Support KKBE's Historic Coming Street Cemetery and our "Grateful Dead".
Save the Date
Tuesday, May 19

“Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: Documenting the Oldest Jewish Sites of the Western Hemisphere”

Photography exhibit by photographer, Wyatt Gallery

Join us on Tuesday, May 19 as we begin the exploration of the Jewish Charleston connection to the Caribbean. Our opening reception will feature Caribbean bites, entertainment and a presentation by Wyatt Gallery & Dr. Barry Steifel of the College of Charleston.

Attendees will be the first to experience this beautiful exhibit.

 FACT! Rabbi Stephanie Alexander can trace part her ancestry back to Jamaica.



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Docent-led Tours of our Historic Sanctuary & Museum

(Tours done on a Walk-In basis * No reservation necessary)

Monday - Thursday

10 am - Noon (last tour at 11:30 am)

1:30 pm - 4 pm (last tour at 3:30 pm)


10 am - Noon (last tour at 11:30 am)

1 pm - 3 pm (last tour at 2:30 pm)


1 pm - 3:30 pm


Chosen Treasures Gift Shop Hours

Sunday - Friday 

10 am - 4 pm 




 Check Out This Video to get a taste of what Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim is all about!


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