Congregation Beth El

1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

Main Phone 510-848-3988
Fax 510-848-2707
Camp Kee Tov 510-848-2372
Youth & Family Education (YAFE)  510-848-2122
BENS Nursery School 510-848-9428

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Parking, Traffic & Being a Good Neighbor

Part of the uniqueness of our synagogue is that it is nestled in a beautiful, quiet, residential neighborhood. Being thoughtful in how we arrive, navigate, park and leave the neighborhood is a big part of our commitment and responsibility to be good neighbors.
Getting to Beth El
Walking:  The best choice! Pedestrian entrances are located on both Spruce and Oxford.
Public transportation:
For complete options and schedules for all public transportation, 511 or visit

AC Transit Bus Service:
  • #67 stops on Spruce Street in front of Congregation Beth El
  • #18 and 7 stop at Shattuck & Rose and Henry & Berryman, a short walk to Beth El
  • For times of buses call: 510-817-1717, or 511 and say “AC Transit,” or visit 

Carpool or Use a Ride Sharing Service:
Don’t forget about how convenient and cost-effective ride share services like Lyft and Uber can be.

If you must drive:

  • Arrive heading north on Oxford Street
  • Turn right into the one-way driveway to drop off passengers.
  • Exit onto Spruce Street turning right only.
  • There are no Left turns allowed entering or exiting the Beth El lot.
  • On High Holy Days, parking in Beth El’s lot is reserved for mobility-impaired individuals.

If you must park on Oxford, please park on the synagogue side of the street. Please do not to take every single parking spot, leaving none for our neighbors.