Shalom & Welcome! Congregation Beth El is a vibrant and growing Reform Jewish congregation located in Berkeley, California. Our members live in cities throughout the northern East Bay and Bay Area. Our synagogue was organized in 1945 as a liberal synagogue guided by a reverence for tradition, and these values continue to shape our congregation. At Beth El, we actively welcome individuals and families of all backgrounds who are seeking community and wish to explore Jewish practice, spiritual growth and learning.