Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
This Site Possesses National Significance
in Commemorating the History of the
United States of America
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
United States Department of the Interior
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
Has Been Placed On The
of Historic Places
By The United States
Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 32° 46.924′ N, 79° 55.968′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Hasell Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Hasell Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (here, next to this marker); St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); Riviera Theatre (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A History of Courtenay Square (about 600 feet away); City Market (about 600 feet away); Charleston City Market (about 600 feet away); Trinity Methodist Church Original Site / William Hammett (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. (Beth Elohim Synagogue) Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim possesses national significance as the birthplace, in 1824, of Reform Judaism in America. Originated by German Jews in the early 1800s, the Reform Movement spread rapidly through central Europe and to the United States, where it led to radical changes in Jewish doctrine during the remainder of the 19th century. The influx of German, Austrian, and Bavarian Jews that began in 1836 and continued into the 1890s was a major factor in the success of American Reform. Thus Beth Elohim’s pioneering role is accentuated both because the reform group arose within an Orthodox and mainly Sephardic community and because it antedated the first large-scale
National Register of Historic Places:
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue *** (added 1978 - - #78002499)
Also known as Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim;Congregation Beth Elohim;Beth Elohi
90 Hasell St. , Charleston
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Lopez,David L., Warner,Cyrus L.
♦ Architectural Style: Other
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1825-1849
♦ Historic Function: Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
♦ Current Function: Religion
Also see . . . The history of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. the fourth oldest Jewish congregation in the continental United States (after New York, Newport and Savannah). (Submitted on February 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.