Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (HMZDG)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 46.924', W 79° 55.968'

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( Holy Congregation House of God )

Founded 1750
The Cradle of Reformed Judaism
In The United States, 1824

Jews who settled in Charleston as early as1695 worshipped informally until the foundingof this congregation in 1750. First synagogueon this site, 1780-1792, was a converted cottongin. A second built 1793, was burned in 1838.The Sunday School begun in 1838 was the secondJewish Sunday School in the United States. TheThe present synagogue, designed by C.L. Warnerand built by David Lopez, 1840, is the second oldest in the United States, and oldest incontinuous use. The tabernacle was built in 1948on the site of the old tabernacle (1838-1948).George Washington wrote the congregationin 1790 :"May the same temporal and eternal blessings which you implore for me, rest upon your congregations."
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HM NumberHMZDG
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Placed ByApproved by the Historical Commission of Charleston S.C
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599940 N 3627631
Decimal Degrees32.78206667, -79.93280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.924', W 79° 55.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 55.44" N, 79° 55' 58.08" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72 Hasell St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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