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

Israeli Sing Along Evening of Wine and Cheese! Saturday December 13 at 7:30 PM.  Join us for a fun and music-filled evening of communal Israeli singing accompanied by fine wine and cheese.  Co-sponsored by our friends at PhillyIsrael.

Hanukkah Illuminated: Can You Handel It? Sunday December 14 at 4:00PM. The sanctuary of Knesseth Israel will resound with joyous vocal, choral, and instrumental music, as 40 children, 125 adult singers, and seven Cantors from the Old York Road congregations join together for the Tenth Anniversary Kehillah Hanukkah Concert. Get your tickets in advance, this is an event you don't want to miss!

Celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah with MBIEE! Friday December 19 at 6:30PM.  Join us as we welcome new members to the MBIEE family, with a special Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a delicious dinner.  Be sure to reserve your place by Dec 11.

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!

Save the Date: Scholar in Residence Program

Join MBIEE on April 17-19, 2015 for presentations and lively discussions about Israel's present and future, and responses to the Pew survey on American Jews, presented by our 2015 Scholars in Residence: Professor Steven M. Cohen and Jonathan S. Tobin. 

More details coming soon!