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

Stand With Us: Speak Out for Israel. Sunday, December 6 at 1:00PM. Join us as leadership from the "Stand with Us" Israeli Advocacy Group will speak about how to combat the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement and the global economic and political campaign against Israel, including action to take against anti-Israel activities on college campuses.

Celebrate With Us: Hanukkah Dinner at MBIEE! Friday, December 11 at 7:00PM (following Shabbat evening services at 6:00PM).  Bring your family and friends to this festive and delicious Hanukkah dinner to celebrate the Festival of Lights!  Please RSVP no later than December 7 - call the MBIEE office for more details.

Laugh With Us: "The Genius of the Jewish Joke": presented  by Rabbi Charles Sherman. Sunday December 13 at 10:00am. Rabbi Sherman will share the history and insights about Jewish humor.  Prepare to laugh and learn!

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

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!