Charleston S.C. Area Orthodox synagogue Dor Tikvah installs its first rabbi

Not many Orthodox rabbis, especially not ones immersed in Jewish hubs of the Northeast, raise their hands to serve small communities such as the Lowcountry, where a kosher deli is harder to find than a snowball or skyscraper.

But Rabbi Michael Davies did.

At 31, he was installed last week as the first rabbi of Dor Tikvah, a new modern Orthodox synagogue in West Ashley.

His installation brings to five the number of rabbis in town leading Jewish entities, remarkable given the area’s Jewish population barely numbers 7,000, most of whom aren’t even affiliated with a synagogue.

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