KKBEKahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Reform Jewish synagogue, Charleston, SC)
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In 1784 members of KKBE founded the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Charleston, an organization that sought to "relieve sorrow, to succor distress, and to pour the balm of sympathy into the wounded heart, to give to the poor, and to clothe and feed the hungry and naked." (31) The Jewish community also forged ties with prominent citizens.
The interior of KKBE's synagogue tried to navigate between the desires of a growing Ashkenazic community and the expectations of a decidedly Sephardic Judeo-Atlantic world.
(53) Perhaps most importantly, the minhag Sephardim--the Sephardic custom--continued as KKBE's accepted form of worship.