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

Enjoy a night at the movies! Saturday January 31 at 8:00PM.  We'll enjoy several entertaining Jewish Movie Nights together as part of our Adult Education program in January.

Celebrate Tu B'Shvat with us! Saturday, January 31 following Shabbat morning services.  Join us for a festive luncheon and Kiddush sponsored by our dear friend Judy Baker.

World Wide Wrap is this Sunday, February 1 from 9:00-11:30AM!  Join the Mens Clubs of MBIEE, Adath Jeshurun and Beth Shalom at AJ as we come together for the FJMC Worldwide Wrap!

Refresh your Synagogue Skills.  Join our upcoming adult learning program led by David Reif every Monday in February, to enhance your knowledge or learn the basics. Topics will include: Daily Services, the Torah Service, Tallit & Tefillin, Melodies, Customs and Etiquette, and more.  Contact the MBIEE office for more information.

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!

Save the Date: Scholar in Residence Program

Join MBIEE on April 17-19, 2015 for presentations and lively discussions about Israel's present and future, and responses to the Pew survey on American Jews, presented by our 2015 Scholars in Residence: Professor Steven M. Cohen and Jonathan S. Tobin. 

More details coming soon!