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.


Articles by Rabbi Melinda Mersack

What’s in a Name?

A name is a very powerful thing in Jewish tradition.

When Your Role Model Disappoints You

We are always capable of being better- and so is everyone else

Take Accountability…Now

What does it take to get my children to accept responsibility, to become accountable for their actions?

Gratitude with a Side of Humility and Guilt

I know how lucky I am. I am so grateful. I am humbled. And, I feel guilty

Feeling the Love in Israel

Make for yourself a teacher, acquire a friend, and judge every person favorably. (Pirkei Avot 1:6)

A Very Important Thank You

Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t say it enough

Humility and How to Get Some

Do we each have more to learn, things we can do better?

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.