|CHARLESTON: Charleston County|
Boundless thanks to Ann Meddin Hellman for all of her help with all of South Carolina! Please see Charleston Synagogues and Temples for contact their information and history and photos links. [April 2009]
See Miscellaneous file in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).
Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. Charleston, SC, 1911. Source: Julian H. PreislerThe Old Jewish Cemeteries at Charleston, S. C. A transcript of the inscriptions on their tombstones. 1762-1903. With an introduction and full index by Dr. Barnett Abraham Elzas; Charleston, The Daggett Printing Company, 1903. F279.C4 E5 / SC-1760 and Microfilm No. 3002.
The Jewish Cemeteries of Congregation Berith Shalome at Charleston, S.C. compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. 1910; F279.C4 E4
Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. Charleston, SC, 1911. See Miscellaneous file.
The following are administered by Brith Sholom - Beth Israel Synagogue: Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue (BSBI) Orthodox synagogue, 182 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403. 843.577.6599. One of the oldest Orthodox Shuls in the South and one of the oldest Ashekenazic congregations in America. History.
The following are administered by Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Synagogue: KK Beth Elohim Congregation at 86 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401, 843-723-1090. (Reformed)
The cemetery is divided into 3 "sections," the original grounds purchased from the DaCosta family, the Shearith Israel section which was developed in 1841 by the newly formed Orthodox congregation, and the Lopez family plot purchased to accommodate the burial of David Lopez's wife, Catherine Hinton Lopez, who was not Jewish at the time of her death.
Those interred in Coming St Cemetery reflect the history and culture of both the Jewish population of Charleston and that of the city of Charleston. Included in the list of notable Jews of the community buried in the cemetery are Joshua Lazarus, who brought gas lighting to Charleston, Dr. Columbus DaVega who designed and built the first floating hospital ship used during the Civil War, Michael Lazarus who brought steamship navigation to the Savannah River and Penina Moise, the first published Jewish poetess in the United States. There are also a number of graves of war veterans from the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
Future burials in the cemetery are limited to descendants of those buried there. Present day burials for KKBE are in the Huguenin Avenue Cemetery. Ground for this cemetery was purchased by KKBE in 1887.
KKBE continues to be the overseer and administrator of the Coming Street Cemetery. The cemetery is gated and locked and can only be toured when accompanied by a formal guide. For tours please call the Temple office at 843-723-1090. www.kkbe.org [January 2016]
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Synagogue, 90 Hasell Street Charleston, SC 29401. 843.723.1090. Established in 1749, Congregation K.K. Beth Elohim became the first Reform Jewish congregation in the United States in 1841 and is the oldest surviving Reform temple in the world. KKBE Cemeteries are Coming Street Cemetery and Huguenin Street. Temple website.
See first entry under Camden. "Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim; Report of committee approving charter petition, Jan., 1791"; program for dedication of Archives Room, Apr. 18, 1969; Hymnal of Edgar M. Lazarus, 1842; report in "The Charleston Evening News" of a confirmation service at Beth Elohim, May 24, 1855; and a list of additions to the Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Archives from Jan. to June 1977 are in Small Collections and/or Miscellaneous file in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).
New Burying Ground: Transcript of the minutes of the trustees of a new Jewish cemetery, Oct. 14, 1798 and Sep. 23, 1799. Source: Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. Charleston, SC, 1911 in Miscellaneous file at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).
Cemetery web page. [August 2009]
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