This Day in Jewish History 1824: Shul Rebels Found Reform Judaism in U.S.

Reformers from Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim broke off from the synagogue after it rejected changes they sought for the religious service.

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November 21, 1824, is widely seen as the day when American Reform Judaism was born. On that day, a group of members of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, in Charleston, South Carolina, met to draw up a list of the...