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Coronavirus Update

While the synagogue building is open on a limited basis, we are holding events and daily services via Zoom. Shabbat Morning Services are streamed via our livestream every Shabbat at 9:30am.

We currently have a registration cap at 85 people at each service, you are encouraged and required to register to attend Shabbat services in person.  Click here to register.

Please see the calendar for a complete list of services.




Shabbat evening:
Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat - check calendar for times

Shabbat day:
Shabbat Morning Services:  9:30am
In Person & Streaming

Zoom Havdalah - check calendar for times

Check the  Calendar for more details



Morning Minyan:
Monday-Friday at 7:15am via Zoom
Sundays at 9:00am via Zoom

Afternoon Minyan:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
at 5:30pm in person and streaming online
(to request an evening minyan on another weeknight, please  contact the office.)

Photograph by congregant Mickey Bagg

Synagogue Emanu-El observes all Jewish holidays, always striving to enhance the beauty and meaning of its religious services and celebrations.

Members of the Jewish and general community are welcome to participate in all of our services and activities. We welcome you to become involved in Jewish life in Charleston and to be a part of the exciting activities at Emanu-El.

Our central pillars of observance are the Sabbath Services with a Kiddush on Saturday morning. Our High Holy Day services convey a very special warmth and spirituality. The congregation holds daily morning services Monday through Friday and evening services Monday through Thursday in our Steinberg Chapel. On Wednesday mornings, a breakfast program often follows the minyan.

At Synagogue Emanu-El, we pride ourselves in offering worship experiences that are traditional and accessible. They reflect our congregation’s values of egalitarianism and inclusiveness. We invite you to participate – by simply attending, by taking an honor during services, by leading a portion of the service, or by chanting from our sacred texts. We believe that the more you participate, the more fulfilling synagogue ritual will be.


Youth Shabbatot

For our youth, there are numerous options to take part in synagogue life during the school year. We host a monthly Junior Congregation and a monthly Tot Shabbat on Saturday mornings, as well as a monthly “PJ Shabbat” on late Friday afternoons. Our Bar and Bar Mitzvah celebrations are observed during the Shabbat Morning service with the Bat and Bar Mitzvah celebrant leading the service. Children are encouraged to participate in our ongoing adult services as well.

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