Temple Beth Shalom is located at 8 Tremont Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA. Tremont Street is one block east of Prospect Street, just off Broadway, between Central and Inman squares. Phone: (617) 864-6388, Fax: (617) 864-0507, E-mail:   View Larger Map


We regret that TBS is generally not an accessible building, although our sanctuary and office are accessible. People who have difficulty with stairs can enter our main sanctuary by using the wheelchair ramp to the left of the front entrance. If the door is not open during services, please knock. Our office is also accessible. Other spaces in our building, including our vestry, where some services are held and where kiddush and meals are served, require stairs to access. We regret that we do not have a wheelchair accessible restroom. Call or e-mail the TBS office for more information or if you wish access to the sanctuary at times other than during Shabbat or Holiday services. If you have special transportation needs, contact MBTA’s The Ride program at 1-(800) 533-6282, (617) 722-5123 or (617) 722-5415 TTY


The shul and the hotels listed below are inside the North Charles Community Eruv.


Parking on Tremont Street is restricted to Cambridge residents with a sticker. Restrictions are not in effect on Sunday. There is non-resident parking on Broadway, on Norfolk Street along the park, on Hampshire Street. and in public parking lots off Massachusetts Avenue and at Kendall Square. Also beware of the monthly street cleaning days, which are posted. They tow 100% of the time. Note: Please be respectful of our neighbors and never park in any driveway, even if you will “only just be a minute.” Good relations with our neighbors are very important to us, and few things are as irritating as finding your driveway blocked.

Mass Transit

By subway: take MBTA Red Line to Central Square station. Walk north on Prospect St four blocks to Broadway, turn right, go one block, then turn left at Tremont St. TBS is number 8, the third building down on the right side of the street. By bus: take MBTA route 69 to Prospect Street or take MBTA route 83 or 91 to Broadway. Walk east on Broadway one block from Prospect St, then turn left at Tremont St. TBS is number 8, the third building down on the right side of the street. (See the MBTA Trip Planner for more transit information.) EZRide runs a shuttle bus from North Station, Monday – Friday, that stops at the corner of Windsor St. and Broadway, about 6 blocks from TBS.


From Metro West Via Mass Pike (I-90), or from Logan Airport Via Ted Williams Tunnel (I-90)

Take the Aliston/Brighton exit. Stay right after tolls. Go straight over Storrow Drive and Charles River onto River Street. After approx. 0.6 miles you will be in Central Square. Proceed straight thru onto Prospect Street. Take right at second light (Gas station & Store 24). This is Broadway. Tremont St. is the next street on the left, but the wrong way. Park on Broadway and walk back to Tremont St. TBS is number 8, the third building down on the right side of Tremont St.

From Metro West Via Route 2

Stay on Route 2 by Alewife T station and through the first rotary. At the second rotary, take left to the left of the gas station onto Concord Ave. (Be Careful — you have the right of way but the oncoming traffic may not yield.) Go by Armory and playground. Go straight for almost 2 miles until intersection of Mass Ave at Harvard Square. Go straight across until you are forced to make a left onto Mass Ave. Bear right and go under underpass and stay right, taking the right fork in the underpass. As you come out of the underpass get in left lane (right lane is for right turns). Go straight through the light. You now are on Broadway. Stay on Broadway for approximately 0.8 miles. Immediately after crossing Prospect Street (traffic light with Store 24 and gas station) park on right in front of small park. Walk down Tremont Street, which intersects Broadway one block East of Prospect Street. TBS is number 8, the third building down on the right side of the street.

From Boston Via Central Artery (I-93)

Take Storrow Drive West, exit 26. Immediately get in left lane and take left exit in front of Mass General Hospital. Follow signs to Cambridge, around rotary and over Longfellow Bridge. After crossing the bridge you will be on Broadway. Stay on Broadway for approximately 0.8 mile. When you see a small park on your left, park the car. Tremont St. is on your right. TBS is number 8, the third building down on the right side of the street.


Nearby hotels include :

* The Courtyard Boston Cambridge and Holiday Inn Cambridge are within but very close to the border of the eruv.

Rental Cars

Car rentals are available at the airports and major train stations. If you will be in Cambridge for a while, you might want to check out ZipCar‘s pay as use it service.


If you are coming by taxicab, make sure the driver understands that you are going to Tremont St. in Cambridge (a small side street), not Tremont St. in Boston (a main drag). Cambridge cab companies include:

  • Ambassador Brattle Cab (617) 402-1100
  • Cambridge Cab, (617) 498-0006, Toll free (866) 482-6224
  • Star Taxi, (617) 876-8888
  • Union Transportation, (617) 661-2500
  • Yellow Cab, (617) 547-3000