Synagogues, South Carolina


The first Jews to arrive to South Carolina came in 1695, shortly after the founding of Charleston. People were attracted to the promise of religious freedom and the opportunity to create a prosperous life in the new colony. Soon synagogues cropped up around the state, beginning with a rudimentary Jewish house of worship built by Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston in 1775.

Map of Synagogues Landmarks