Synagogue Emanu-El was the first Conservative congregation in South Carolina. Our synagogue celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2007.
Synagogue Emanu-El offers Shabbat, festival, and daily services. Our worship is egalitarian and we encourage youth to participate in leading our services. We offer special holiday programming for families, a seniors group, and regular Shabbat dinners, as well as ongoing adult education programs: Bible study, Basic Judaism, and a monthly discussion on a Jewish text at Lunch and Learn. Holiday events include our Torah Roll at Simchat Torah, our annual Tu B'Shvat Seder, and a fun-filled Megillah reading on Purim.
We provide a sense of extended family in times of joy and sorrow. We are available for all the rites of passage throughout the entire life cycle.
Our synagogue School is open to the entire community. We offer Sunday school for kindergarten through seventh grade and afternoon Hebrew school for third through seventh grade. We also have a two-year confirmation program.
We welcome you to become involved in Jewish life in Charleston and to be a part of the exciting activities at Emanu-El.