New to the Greater Charleston Area? 

We are glad you are here, and let us be the first to say, "SHALOM!" The Shalom Charleston Committee of the Charleston Jewish Federation is here to assist you through your transition to the area, and to make you feel at home and welcome in the Lowcountry.
The diversity represented through programs, synagogues, schools, and activities in Charleston is guaranteed to foster opportunities for you to find others with similar interests to share experiences.


We are happy to meet with you and help you explore our community’s resources and different ways to get involved. Whether you are a Young Adult and would like to connect with the community through Young Jewish Charleston, or, you are a Young Family and would like to meet other families with kids, or you might be interested in getting involved in one of our committees, or volunteering with the Jewish Community Relations Council   — Whatever it is, we will help you feel right at home.

About our organization:

The Charleston Jewish Federation recognized as an Intermediate Jewish community in the US and Canada, is distinguished by a high level of volunteer leadership commitment, creativity, and innovation, and an annual campaign of over $1 million. The Charleston Jewish Federation supports Jewish people locally and globally, financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Every year, the Federation provides generous allocations to support local organizations and community activities; click here to view our Impact!


Get Involved:

Each generation has the blessing and the responsibility of doing its part to ensure the future of our people. The Charleston Jewish Federation represents our community’s collective commitment to this future. We urge you to check out our Get Involved page to explore all of the ways to connect with our community from Israel to Holocaust Education and Advocacy, there's something for everyone. 

Useful Information and Links

Local Jewish Institutions and Agencies

Tourist and Visiting Groups

No trip to Charleston would be complete without a proper orientation to our rich Jewish southern history! 
  • Visit Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE). Founded in 1749 as a Sephardic Orthodox congregation, in 1841, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim – also known as KKBE – was firmly committed to the path of religious Reform Judaism. Their sanctuary is the second oldest synagogue building in the United States and the oldest in continuous use. Learn More and Schedule a Tour Here >>
  • Historic Jewish Cemeteries. Learn more >>
  • Jewish Walking Tours. We would happy to reccomend experienced tour guides that can share with you our Jewish history. Contact us for information. 
  • Charleston Holocaust Memorial. In Marion Square, downtown Charleston, this memorial was constructed in 1999. Its mission is one of remembrance and it stands as a permanent monument – a reminder of the Holocaust for future generations, long after the few remaining survivors in our community are gone.
  • A World of Jewish Culture. A World of Jewish Culture was Inaugurated in 1998 as a joint project of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston, in cooperation with Piccolo Spoleto. This annual series, always late May/early June, brings Jewish music, lectures, movies and other content to the Charleston festival. 

Get Connected

Please fill out the form below, and someone from our Shalom Charleston Committee will be in touch with you to welcome you to the community and get you connected!