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High Holy Day Information

Dear Friends,

We accomplished a great deal in 5778, and 5779 promises to be an even more exciting year! This year our Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur morning services will once again take place at Charleston Music Hall where we will create a sacred space to provide us all with a spiritually uplifting experience. All other services, unless otherwise noted, will remain in our historic sanctuary on Hasell Street.

A benefit of membership at KKBE is entrance to our High Holy Day services for all members in good standing and tickets will be mailed to you in late-August. Included in this packet is the HHD service schedule, KKBE ticket policy, information on parking and other logistics.

Finances should never be an obstacle to KKBE membership or High Holy Day participation. If you should need financial assistance, please contact Beth Stapleton at 843-297-1684 or, or contact our Executive Director Steve Bram at 843-723-1090 or

On behalf of the Officers and Board of Trustees of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, I wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.


Naomi Gorstein

2018 - 5779 High Holy Day Schedule

Saturday, September 1
7:30 pm           
Movie: The Insult & Dessert
10 pm               S’lichot Service

Sunday, September 9
8 pm                  Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Monday, September 10
10:30 am          Rosh Hashanah Morning Service at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street
2:30 pm            Rosh Hashanah Family Service*

Friday, September 14
7 pm                 Tashlich/Shabbat Shuva Service Off Campus (TBD) No Service Downtown

Sunday, September 16
11 am               Cemetery Memorial at Huguenin Avenue Cemetery
11:30 am          Cemetery Memorial at Coming Street Cemetery

Tuesday, September 18
5:45 pm            Kol Nidrei Service
8:15 pm            Kol Nidrei Service

Wednesday, September 19
10:30 am          Yom Kippur Morning Service at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street
10:30 am          CHARLEY Youth Group Service at KKBE in the Freudenberg Board Room
1:45 pm            Yom Kippur Discussion at KKBE in the Freudenberg Board Room
2:30 pm            Yom Kippur Family Service*
3:30 pm            Yom Kippur Afternoon Service*
4:45 pm            Yizkor and Ne’ilah Services*, concluding with Havdalah
                            Break-the-Fast immediately following Havdalah, RSVP to or 843-723-1090

Sunday, September 23
5:30 pm            Sukk-Out

Sunday, September 30
6:30 pm             Simchat Torah Service & Celebration


* These Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur services DO NOT require a ticket



High Holy Day Ticketing Policy

To serve our congregation during the High Holy Days, we have adopted the following High Holy Day policies and costs. Please read the following information carefully.

KKBE ticket policy:
· Your High Holy Day tickets are a privilege of membership.  If you are not using your tickets, please return them to the KKBE office. Tickets are non-transferrable!
· For "members in good standing" your tickets will be mailed to you in late-August.
          · Family members will receive two (2) tickets per holiday
           (If there are more than two (2) adult members in your household, please contact the KKBE office for additional tickets)
          · Single members will receive one (1) ticket per holiday
· Your ticket is required for each service unless otherwise noted.
· No tickets are necessary for children 18 years or under, military personnel with ID or college students with ID.

For additional tickets:
· Family of Members – “Members in Good Standing” may purchase tickets for family residing more than 75 miles from KKBE for $125 per person per holiday or $200 for both holidays. Click here to purchase member tickets.
· Non-Members – $250 per holiday or $400 for both holidays per person. The cost of your non-member ticket can be applied towards your first year dues if you join KKBE by October 19th. Click here to purchase non-member tickets.

Reciprocal arrangements with other Reform congregations:
There is no charge for members in good standing from sister URJ congregations if they submit a URJ High Holy Days Courtesy Seating Request Form. The seating request form is to be filled out and signed by an authorized representative of their congregation. This form is available on the URJ’s website.

Will Call:
All purchased tickets (including reciprocal tickets) will be held at will call and be available for pick up at each High Holy Day service.

If you have any questions, please contact the Temple Office at 843-723-1090 or

We are committed to serving the needs of our members.

High Holy Day Parking

General Parking
The city will provide complimentary event parking at the following city garages: Marion Square garage (Next to the Francis Marion hotel at 399 King St.), Visitors Center Garage and the Visitors Center surface lot (both Visitors Center lots are at the corner of Meeting St. and Ann St.). Parking is limited and we recommend carpooling if possible. Further details regarding parking to follow.

Handicapped Access and Parking
The Camden Exchange Garage, located right next door to the Music Hall is recommended for handicapped parking only.  The main entrance of the Music Hall is not handicapped accessible; however, there is a wheelchair accessible entrance on the left side of the building (when looking at the building from John Street).  If you require a handicap accessible seat in the Music Hall, please contact the Temple office at 843-723-1090 or in advanced so we can accommodate your entire family. All parking on both sides of Hasell is reserved for handicapped parking only.

For those who may need assistance getting from Hasell Street to the Music Hall, we will have a shuttle bus available.  The shuttle will pick up on Hasell Street at the entrance of KKBE beginning at 9:30 am and will run until 10:45 am. At 12:45 pm it will begin shuttling worshippers from the entrance of the Charleston Music Hall back to Hasell Street.


KKBE provides babysitting for children ages 18 months to 8 years old during Charleston Music Hall services only. Babysitting will take place directly across the street at the Lowcountry Children’s Museum. Juice, snacks and games will be provided; however, you must provide personal care items such as diapers, etc. Reservations are required and NO walk-ins will be accepted.  To make a reservation, please contact the temple office at 843-723-1090 or email on or before August 31st.


Tue, August 14 2018 3 Elul 5778