Charleston is South Carolina’s oldest city and is often referred to as the Holy City because of all its churches that are dotted around the skyline. In addition, it was part of the original group of 13 colonies that was religiously tolerant of non-Catholics. It was also one of the first colonial cities that didn’t have a problem with Jews practicing their faith and is home to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim which is continental America’s fourth oldest Jewish congregation. There were approximately 115,638 people living in Charleston in 2009. Its name came from 1670 when those who settled there established Charles Town Landing.