Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El

The Little Shul with the Big Heart

8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone: 215-635-1505 | Email:



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.

Download and print pdf contribution form here: Contribution Form 

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, 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.

General Funds

Chai Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: General Purpose

Simcha Fund (minimum donation $10)
Use: General Purpose

Torah Tribute Fund (minimum donation $10)
Use: General Purpose and, when necessary, for the upkeep, including repair, of Torah scrolls and other ritual objects

Yahrzeit Fund (no minimum donation)
Use: General Purpose

Special Purpose Funds

Bible (Humash) Fund (minimum donation $18;
specific contribution of $72 for an inscribed bookplate)
Use: Purchase of Hertz or Etz Hayim

Inclusion Fund (no minimum donation)
Use: Provides accommodations for congregants and guests with disabilities so that they can fully participate in services, educational programs and social activities.

Jacob Cahan Selichot Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Financial support for Selichot programs.

Max & Helen Steg Scholarship Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Scholarship awards for Judaic studies, post Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Minyan Fund (no minimum donation)
Use: For enhancement and support of daily Minyan.

Prayer Book Fund (minimum donation $18; $54 for an inscribed bookplate in our prayer books)
Use: Purchase and repair of prayer books.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Determined by Rabbi.

Rabbi Isaac Moseson/Zaslow Memorial Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Financial support for adult education programs.

Samuel and Bobbie Miller Torah Restoration Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Restoration/maintenance of MBIEE Torah.