Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El

The Little Shul with the Big Heart

8339 Old York Road , Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027
Phone: 215-635-1505 | Email:

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Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El is the unique, haimish, traditional egalitarian, small congregation that extends warmth and welcomes a range of diverse ideas so that people of all ages will know they are valued, participate and feel spiritually uplifted.

We invite you to join our warm and welcoming community, and get to know “the Little Shul with a BIG Heart!”

What’s New

Time for Tea with our Sisterhood. Sunday March 22 at 2:00PM.  Our annual Rosh Hodesh Tea Party is always an inspirational and engaging event - join us as Rabbi Simcha Zevit guides us through discussions of love, loss, loyalty, friendship and faith in the lives of Ruth and Naomi, and the relevance to our lives today.  Be sure to RSVP by March 10!

Let's Celebrate Passover Yom Tov Together!  Friday, April 10 at 9:30AM.  MBIEE invites our neighbors and friends from Congregations Adath Jeshurun and Beth Sholom to join us in celebrating the holiday, with a special Kiddush following Yom Tov services.

Scholar in Residence Program 2015

Join MBIEE on April 17 and 18 for presentations and lively discussions about Israel's present and future: “What’s Ahead for Israel and Its Relationship with the U.S.?” presented by our 2015 Scholars in Residence: Professor Steven M. Cohen and Jonathan S. Tobin.

Read the Press Release with all the details

View and download the event poster

The Shofar is Calling You!

Be sure to read the most updated MBIEE Shofar Newsletter to stay up to date with all of the exciting news and events happening at our synagogue!