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.
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- Friday, September 5 First Friday Congregational Dinner at 5:30 pm and service at 7 pm. RSVP for the dinner by Tuesday, September 2 ~ Click here to register for the dinner.
- Sunday, September 7 Hebrew for Adults, 9 am -10 am ~ Cost: $150 (includes the cost of the text book) RSVP by Friday, September 5. Click here to register.
- Saturday, September 13 Tot Shabbat at 10 am in the Freudenberg Board Room ~ suitable for children up to 10 years of age. A Community Kiddush will follow both Tot Shabbat and our regular 10 am Saturday Morning Service. We encourage families to bring finger-food snacks for the community kiddush
- Sunday, September 14 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, September 20 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 the restricted observation of Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's Agreement have now been exposed with equal condor 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. increasingly diverse.Click here to register