Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue
Charleston, SC 29401
Monday - Friday 10:00a - 12:00p
Gift shop remains open until 4:00p
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue is the country's second oldest synagogue and the oldest in continuous use. It was built in 1849 on the site of the congregation's first synagogue destroyed in the Charleston fire of 1838. The building is an excellent example of the Greek Revival style, as its form, portico and rich ornamentation are adapted from classic Greek temples.
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.
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue is located at 90 Hasell St., 10 blocks south of the temple's Coming Street Cemetery, the oldest Jewish burial ground in the South. The temple is open for tours Monday-Friday 10:00a-12:00p; the gift shop remains open until 4:00p. Call 843-723-1090 for further information.