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

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Addison on Saturday  June 27.  Join us for a special study session led by Rabbi Howard Addison during his final Shabbat as our Congregational Rabbi,  to learn about and discuss parsha Hukat, immediately following Shabbat morning services.

Tisha B'Av Services on Sunday evening, July 25 at 7:30PM, and Monday morning, July 26, beginning at 8:45AM.  We will commemorate the destruction of the first and second Temples, including the reading of Aicha, the Book of Lamentations, and we will chant special selections from the Torah and Prophets as well as dirges known as Kinot.

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!

Thank You Rabbi Addison!

On May 31, 2015, we honored Rabbi Howard Avruhm Addison, as he completed 40 years in the rabbinate and 10 years as our Rabbi at Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El.

It was a very moving and inspirational event, with many brachot and words of thanks from our congregants and the wider community.

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