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

Help Save a Life! Red Cross Blood Drive.  July 22 at 2:00PM at Keneseth Israel in the Krauskopf Auditorium.

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.

Jewish Humor Goes to the Movies.  Sunday, August 9 at 1:00 PM.  Join us for a fun-filled salute to cinema comedy, led by "Movie Irv", Irv Slifkin.

Sisterhood Summer Evening of Dessert & Wine, Monday August 10 at 7:00PM.  This is a great opportunity to meet our new Rabbi and chat with members of the MBIEE Sisterhod Board.  For more details please contact Ariana Burrows.

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.

View the Tribute Book