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

Finding My Religious Freedom. Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00PM. Frimet Goldberger will share her family and personal journey from the Ultra-Orthodox Satmar community to a Modern Orthodox lifestyle and many sweet accomplishments (delicious babkas will be available for purchase). 

The Serious Side of Purim. Saturday March 19 at 12:30PM. Join us  immediately following Shabbat services for a lunch and learn session as Rabbi Kevin Bernstein will discuss how to connect the Megillah to our lives today. 

It's Time to Celebrate!  Kehillah Purim Carnival.  Sunday, March 20 at Knesseth Israel.   Bring the whole family, there will be fun and food for all ages as we celebrate the joy of Purim.  Preschool Admission 11:15AM; General Admission 12:00 – 2:00PM 

Purim at MBIEE! Wednesday March 23 at 7:00PM. This is one celebration you won't want to miss, in the unique MBIEE tradition.  We will read the Megillah and have a Purim spiel, followed by delicious refreshments and dancing for joy!

Our Members in the News:

Holocaust survivor Ernie Gross sends message of determination and hope to students at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy.  Read the full article online


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!

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