Rabbi Melinda Mersack

Rabbi Melinda Mersack is the Director of jHUB, which provides new ways for interfaith couples and families to comfortably explore Jewish culture in the modern world, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland and an InterfaithFamily affiliate. Rabbi Mersack is proud to be a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and a Brickner Fellow of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Rabbi Mersack attends summer camp as visiting faculty every year, and is an advocate for interreligious dialogue and social justice. She holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters of Hebrew Letters and ordination from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.

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Articles by Rabbi Melinda Mersack

How to Not Strangle the Bar Mitzvah Boy

Working with preteens is challenging, but living with them all the more so!

Our Sages Were Wrong

I want my child to know that his choices matter. They have consequences.

My Big Passover Finish

This year I’ve decided to try something different.

Find Your Mercy

I think we could all use a little more mercy and compassion. Day after day, the news is filled with ...

Prayer of a Cancer Survivor

I was just diagnosed with breast cancer. So, there’s that. In some ways, it’s hardly a surprise since my mother ...

An Open Letter to the New President

Be quiet and listen. Just listen. The voices of the American people are crying out to you. Some are rejoicing. ...

A Rabbi’s Christmas Message

With the flurry of discussion about how Jewish and interfaith families are handling the confluence of Hanukkah and Christmas this ...

I’m Fired Up and This is Why

A packed church of nearly 1,500 people gathered in unity to demand social justice. We came together from different faith ...

Advice from Our Sages: Get Out and Vote

“Mommy, if we didn’t live in the United States, where would we live?” my son asked me. His question came ...

What My Road Trip Taught Me Just in Time for the High Holy Days

My husband and I took a weekend getaway to Toronto. Crossing the Peace Bridge into Canada, it struck me how ...