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

Special Purpose Funds

Education Fund – established as Rabbi Isaac Moseson/Zaslow Memorial Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Educational programming.

Inclusion Fund (minimum donation $10)
Use: At the discretion of the Inclusion Committee this provides programs or accommodations for congregants and guests with disabilities.

Minyan Fund (minimum donation $10)
Use: For enhancement and support of daily Minyan.

Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah Study Fund – established as Max & Helen Steg Scholarship Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Scholarship awards for Hebrew studies, post Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Prayer Book Fund (minimum donation $18) 
Use: Replacement or repair of Birnbaum Daily prayer books.

Prayer Book Inscription Fund (minimum donation $36) 
Use: Inscribed bookplate in Birnbaum Daily prayer books.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund (minimum donation $10)
Use: Determined by Rabbi.

Sacred Text Fund (minimum donation $18)
Use: Replacement or repair of Hertz Chumash or Etz Hayim or Lev Shalom.

Sacred Text Inscription Fund (minimum donation $36)
Use: Inscribed bookplate in book of your choice.

Security Fund (minimum donation $10)
Use: Security and safety of MBIEE and congregation.

Selichot Fund – established by Jacob Cahan (minimum donation $10)
Use: Selichot programming.

Torah Restoration Fund – established by Bobbie Miller in memory of Samuel Miller (minimum donation $18)
Use: Repair or replacement of a Sefer Torah.