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

In Conversation: A Special Selihot Program - Saturday evening, September 5 at 8:15PM. Join us for Havdalah services, followed by an enlightening and uplifting evening as Rabbi Charles Sherman and Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom talk about the "Big Questions" in life.  Selihot Services and annual L.E.S. awards presentation will conclude the evening.

MBIEE’s Annual Rosh Hashanah DinnerMonday, September 14, 2015.  Enjoy a festive, delicious holiday dinner with your synagogue family.  Everyone is welcome for evening services and for dinner – bring your family and friends!   Synagogue membership/tickets are not required to attend.

Tour de Shuls Bike Ride, Sunday September 20.  Show your support for MBIEE’s riders in the 4th Annual Forman Mills Tour de Shuls, to benefit the Tikvah programs for campers with special needs at Camp Ramah.  Join the ride or make a donation!

Adult Education Guest Speaker - Wednesday, September 30th at 7:30 PM. Dr. A. Philip Cunningham, Professor of Theology from Saint Joseph’s University Jewish – Catholic Institute, will speak about Jewish Catholic relations as well as the recent visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.

Join MBIEE for the High Holidays

MBIEE is busy getting ready for an inspiring and meaningful High Holiday season.  Will you join us?

Share our journey as our community grows. We welcome new members of all ages to our Little Shul with the Big Heart!

View the High Holiday schedule


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!

Yom Kippur Food Drive

The Jewish Federation is sponsoring a Kol Nidre food drive. Please help out by bring KOSHER food to MBIEE (before and up to the evening of Yom Kippur), to be distributed by Federation after the holiday. Until we set up a special table for the items please place the kosher non perishable food in the wooden chest in our main lobby.  Thank you!