Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El

The Little Shul with the Big Heart

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

Welcome to Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El


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!”

Candle Lighting Times and Readings

What's New

Rosh Hashanah Begins Tomorrow Evening.

High Holiday Schedule 5778

Help with the High Holiday Food Drive
Social Action Page

  • Tickets have been mailed.
  • Be sure your 2017-2018 dues are paid.
  • Sign up for dinner, 2d night of Rosh Hashanah - $36. per person - payment due
  • Sign up for Break the Fast meal after the Shofar sounds on Yom Kippur.

Our Sukkah Frame is Up!

Help us finish the walls and roof .
Meet the Men's Club volunteers outside of the Shul
Sunday morning, September  24, after Minyan.

Then join the Sisterhood in decorating the Sukkah.
Sunday, October 1, 10:00 am
See the flyer

Life Upon the Wicked Stage

Tryouts for the Beth Sholom and Adath Jeshurun Players production of Guys and Dolls set for October 16 and 19.  Anyone who can sing or dance is invited to audition.
Serious or curious, click here:

Our Members and Staff in the News:

Baal Tfilah, Rabbi Kevin Bernstein, was the subject of a full page article in The Jewish Exponent (August 18, 2017 issue).  Congregation President, Ron Goldman, was also quoted in the piece.
Read the article online

Holocaust survivor Ernie Gross sends message of determination and hope to students at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy.  Read the full article online


The Shofar is Calling You!


Shofar is our MBIEE printed newsletter that is mailed to all members six times per year to keep them up to date with all of the exciting news and events happening at our synagogue!  The High Holidays issue will be in the mail this week.

Past Issues

Be a Lifelong Learner

MBIEE offers engaging and educational programs to the community.  Whether you’re looking to learn or share, we have a great line up of adult learning programs throughout the year.  Learning opportunities include Scholar-in-Residence, impactful and timely speakers, lunch & learns, book clubs, and much more.

The Mishna - Taught by Rabbi Charles S. Sherman
Beginning Monday, October 16 - the third Monday of each Month
Time: 1pm - 2pm

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