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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There are many ways in which you can donate.  By choosing one of the options below, you can direct your donation to a specific fund, or make a general donation that will be directed by staff to areas in need.   All gifts, no matter the amount, are deeply appreciated, and will provide benefits for years to come.

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For additional information about our funds or to sponsor an event, please contact our office at 215­-635-1505  or send an email to


As approved, by the board of directors on June 17, 2009, the following funds have been designated as official MBIEE funds.

Unless otherwise noted, donations to all funds may be made for various purposes, e.g., to honor individuals, condolences, for recovery of, in memory of, joyous occasions, etc.

Minimum contributions, as noted, were approved at the June 17, 2009, board meeting to take effect July 1, 2009. Updated on July 22, 2009.

Bible (Humash) Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Purchase of Hertz or Etz Hayim.
  • Specific contribution of $36 for an inscribed bookplate in Hertz; $72 for an inscribed bookplate in Etz Hayim.

Building Repair Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Repair of synagogue building.

Jacob Cahan Selichot Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Financial support for Selichot programs.

Chai Fund (minimum $18)

  • Purpose: General operating budget.

David I. Hurvitz Chapel Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Upkeep of the chapel.

Samuel Miller Memorial Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Upkeep of synagogue grounds and gardens.

Rabbi Isaac Moseson Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Financial support for Adult education programs.

Prayer Book Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Purchase and repair of prayer books. Specific contribution of $36 for an inscribed bookplate in our High Holiday Prayer Book (Mahzor).

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Rabbi determines purpose.

Simcha Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: General operating budget.

Max & Helen Steg Scholarship Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Scholarship awards for Judaic studies, post Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah.

Torah Tribute Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: To maintain and support the general operating budget, and when necessary, for the upkeep, including repair, of Torah scrolls and other ritual objects.

Herman & Joseph Wyman Memorial Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: General synagogue support.

Yahrzeit Fund (no minimum contribution)

  • Purpose: General operating budget.

Youth Congregation Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: To support the activities of our Youth Congregation.

Zaslow Memorial Library Fund (minimum $10)

  • Purpose: Purchase of materials and general upkeep of library. Specific contribution of $36 for purchase of a book (in consultation with the Library Committee) with an inscribed bookplate.