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

Join MBIEE for Simchat Torah services and festivities! October 5 at 7:00PM.  Once again this year we will join our friends and neighbors at Beth Sholom Congregation for the Simchat Torah evening family celebration. We will hold our MBIEE Simchat Torah luncheon immediately following morning services on October 6.

Sisterhood Trip "Down the Shore" - Wednesday, October 7. We'll take the last chance of the season to visit Atlantic City at the Resorts Casino and a Show!  Call the MBIEE office for details and to reserve your place.

State of Philly Sports - Thursday October 8 at 6:30 pm. Join the MBIEE Mens' Club and a distinguished panel of sports analysts as we discuss the state of Philadelphia sports teams, including dinner.  Please RSVP to let us know you're coming!


"The Genius of the Jewish Joke": presented  by Rabbi Charles Sherman. Sunday, October 11, November 8 and December 13 at 10:00am. On the second Sunday of the next 3 months, Rabbi Sherman will share humor, history and insights about Jewish Jokes.  Prepare to laugh!

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!