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

World Wide Wrap.  Sunday, February 7 at 9:00AM.  MBIEE will be joining Adath Jeshurun and Beth Sholom for Minyan services at Beth Sholom, participating in this global initiative to encourage use of Tefillin. Everyone is welcome, and breakfast is free to all attendees!

Super Sunday 2016.  February 21, 2016.  Help the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's 2016 Campaign and get involved to make a difference! The event will be held at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr from 9 AM to 9 PM.  Online registration is available now at

Our Members in the News:

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!

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!

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!

Check out our calendar of upcoming events