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Brith Shalom Beth Israel Synagogue

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Lovely synagogue with rich history

We visited the synagogue and had a wonderful 1 hour tour. The synagogue has a very rich history... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
gingerlee13
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Edmond, Oklahoma
Fantastic Concert

As part of “A World of Jewish Culture at Piccolo Spoleto”, my wife and I attended a concert titled... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Stucolco
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

We visited the synagogue and had a wonderful 1 hour tour. The synagogue has a very rich history that demonstrates the importance of religious freedom and tolerance in the US. The sanctuary is beautiful. Our guide was a retired professor who gave us an enthusiastic,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gingerlee13
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

As part of “A World of Jewish Culture at Piccolo Spoleto”, my wife and I attended a concert titled “Aron Zelkowicz and Friends at BSBI.” All 3 performers, Aron Zelkowicz (cello), Nurit Pacht (violin) and Taisiya Pushkar (piano) were superb in the pieces that they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My partner and I stopped in to see the oldest continuously running synagogue in the US and were greeted with a welcoming group of volunteers. We felt right at home. Linda was an incredible guide, and opened our eyes to not only the temple’s rich...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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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

Date of experience: December 2016
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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Jenibear
Reviewed 21 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.

Date of experience: March 2016
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.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Rothcrew
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