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Brith Shalom Beth Israel Synagogue

182 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5820
+1 843-577-6599
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I went into the gift shop just to make a donation

The people, and other congregants who were shopping, were very friendly. They readily told the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
New York
There almost from the beginning

A wonderful tour recounting the long history of Jews in Charleston. They were as fractious and... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Joseph O
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3 May 2017
“I went into the gift shop just to make a donation”
8 Jan 2017
“There almost from the beginning”
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182 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5820
+1 843-577-6599
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The people, and other congregants who were shopping, were very friendly. They readily told the history of their synagogue and its significance. We were give a tour and could see many interesting items around the sanctuary and up on the bema. The gift shop had...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

A wonderful tour recounting the long history of Jews in Charleston. They were as fractious and vulnerable as the rest of us but they prospered and live on.

1  Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The congregants were very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed an excellent Italian meal Friday night and cholent and great lunch on Saturday. The rabbi spoke about the newly enlarged eruv and how many details fell into place due to special intervention. Shul services were very...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 12 May 2016

the feel of history, people's prayers is in the wood and walls. lovely structure nestled into a neighborhood that feels like I'd like to explore.

Thank househunter16
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the Synagogue during our trip to Charleston. The tour lasted about an hour. Although it was $10 the cost was with it (there are discounts for students and military) The guide provided a comprehensive history of Judaism in Charleston. What I found very...More

Thank Jenibear
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Linda was a fantastic tour guide and we learned about the congregation's history, its role in the Jewish life of Charleston and its ongoing contributions.

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Photos are not of the Orthodox synagogue. The photos are of the Reform Temple in Charleston. A correction is required. Both synagogues are well worth visiting.

Thank Rothcrew
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Recommend to visit and see the oldest continuous synagogue in the US. Very nice people to show you around and inform you of the history. Really enjoyed seeing one of the original synagogues.

1  Thank whodoyouknow
Reviewed 22 June 2015

this is the oldest synagogue in continuous use. the docent tour was really interesting. worth a visit

Thank rdrdr
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The free tour offered by this historic synagogue was excellent. It covered the history of Jewish communities in the South, the actual history of the building and the Jewish community in Charleston (including the creation of what is now the Reform branch of Judaism) and...More

2  Thank SFBayou
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