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

Refresh your Synagogue Skills.  Join our upcoming adult learning program led by David Reif every Monday in February and March at 7:30PM, 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.

Celebrate Purim with MBIEE!  Wednesday March 4 at 7:30PM.  Join us for Purim Megillah Reading, Purim Shpiel and Purim Party! Stay afterwards for a pizza and ice cream social with music and dancing to truly celebrate the holiday!

Time for Tea with our Sisterhood. Sunday March 22 at 2:00PM.  Our annual Rosh Hodesh Tea Party is always an inspirational and engaging event - join us as Rabbi Simcha Zevit guides us through discussions of love, loss, loyalty, friendship and faith in the lives of Ruth and Naomi, and the relevance to our lives today.  Be sure to RSVP by March 10!

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!