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.
Out of respect for our friends at Emanuel AME Church and due to major logistical issues, the KKBE Office and our Chosen Treasures Gift Shop will be closed tomorrow, June 26th.
There will be no docent tours.
Please join us for our regularly scheduled Shabbat services:
Friday, June 26 at 8 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael S. Kogan
Saturday, June 27 at 10 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Mira Turkewitz
Join Us For...
Friday, July 3
All American Shabbat Dinner and Service
Dinner at 5:45 pm
Enjoy an All American barbeque dinner of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. You supply the sides.
(Please bring a side dish that serves 8.)
Children: 8 yrs and under are free
Service at 7 pm
Join us for an All American Shabbat Service
Celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries
Including musical accompaniment by the U.S. Navy Band
Our All American Oneg will include ice-cream novelties and a watermellon seed spitting contest!
Friday, July 31
Tot Shabbat Service at 5:30 pm in the KKBE Sanctuary
followed by Shabbat Dinner for Tot Shabbat families.
To register for the Tot Shabbat Dinner at 6:15 pm
please click HERE. The dinner is free of charge.
To attend the dinner, you must RSVP.
Shabbat Evening Service at 8 pm
Enjoy a tour of our historic Sanctuary and Museum
six days each week, led by one of our wonderful and very knowledgeable Docents:
Sunday 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3:30pm
Monday through Thursday 10am - 12pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday from 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the end of a docent shift in order to have enough time for a tour.
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Chosen Treasures Gift Shop Hours
Sunday - Friday
10 am - 4 pm
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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim is all about!