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Welcome to KKBE!

Rooted deeply. Growing wisely. Cultivating community.

Founded in 1749, KKBE is one of the oldest congregations in America, and is known as the birthplace of American Reform Judaism. Our sanctuary is the oldest in continuous use for Jewish worship in America, but Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) is more than just a house of worship. We are a vibrant, inclusive and caring congregational family.

 Upcoming Services

Upcoming Elul Programs

A Guided Spiritual Walk Through the KKBE Courtyard” with Music Director Robin Shuler. Take a self-guided walk through the KKBE courtyard while listening to texts from our liturgy and songs from our tradition (and elsewhere).  This may be done anytime KKBE is open.  The self-guided tour will be available in written form, or as a video on your smart phone.  You do not need to RSVP, or schedule an appointment- just come!
Family Memories Cookbook’ – We are creating a cookbook of memories, not just recipes, that we invite you to join.  Share any family food or drink recipe with us and provide insight into the impact that recipe/experience had for you.  YOUR MEMORIES ARE IMPORTANT.  You can write about your experiences, why is this meaningful; share a written story or photo; create a drawing, share a picture of an artifact from your family.  We will post the recipes on our website.  Please send your entries to the KKBE Office at
Remembering our Loved Ones – As an addition to KKBE’s Yizkor ‘Book of Memory’, congregants are being given the opportunity to further honor your loved ones by providing a photo of your beloved (or photo with family members) and a written memory of your beloved.  Participation in this project is $36 per loved one. The deadline is September 7th.  To submit an entry, please contact the KKBE Office.


Social Action Spotlight

There are children in our community whose parents cannot afford school supplies. 
For that reason, KKBE has joined our extended Charleston Jewish Community to collect school supplies for those in need.  Purchases may be dropped off at KKBE during regular business hours or when you come for services between now and August 11th. 

Questions?  Call the KKBE office at 843-23-1090.


Every year at the High Holy Days, the KKBE community collects and donates food
to the Kosher Food Pantry (KFP).  This year, due to space issues, the KFP  has
asked for grocery store gift cards instead of food.  In turn, we are asking each of
you to purchase a grocery store gift card and bring it to KKBE between now and
Simchat Torah (September 27th).

Want to See More?

View our Virtual Temple page HERE

Fri, July 30 2021 21 Av 5781