Charleston, SC United States – OU Communities

About this community

Charleston’s population is around 136,000 and the city is rated within the top 20% of America’s best places to live, retire, and for young professionals on Wallethub ranks Charleston 19 out of 182 for best places to find a job (2021).

The city’s housing Median Home Value is $330,600. Homes, within walking distance to the synagogues, range from $130,000 2-bedroom townhouse to $1 million+ for new housing developments. The median rent is $1,257.

The area has a subtropical climate with temperatures ranging from 37.5 to 59°F in January (the coldest month) and from 73 to 91.1°F in July (the hottest month). There is Family-friendly outdoor recreation, Universities, Excellent Medical facilities, and the Charleston International Airport (less than 2-hour flights to New York or Miami)

Jewish Charleston includes a spectrum of Jews with diverse backgrounds and levels of observance. Everyone, no matter where they are on their Jewish path, can find a home in one of our congregations. Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue is in Historic Downtown Charleston, with a satellite, The Minyan House, in the suburbs. Congregation Dor Tikvah is located next to the Jewish day school, Addlestone Hebrew Academy, a retirement home, and affordable housing. Chabad is located in Mount Pleasant.

Our community has a special connection with and focus on children, the continuity of the Jewish people. Addlestone Hebrew Academy educates our children 18 months through 8th grade.

We invite you to Be part of the growth. Be part of the difference. Be part of Jewish Charleston!


  • Affordable Apartment Rentals
  • Affordable Homes/Co-ops
  • Eruv
  • Job Opportunities
  • Kosher Food Availability
  • Kosher Dining
  • Low Taxes
  • Mikvah
  • Retirement/Senior Living
  • Shabbat Guest House
  • Tuition Vouchers/Rebates



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