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 Shahs of Sunset Can Teach Us About Judaism

Picture Reza, a Persian Jew, standing with a dead goldfish reciting Kiddush, the blessing over the wine. What does Kiddush ...

Opening Our Jewish Tent

I love meeting people. The best part of my job is getting to have coffee or lunch with different people ...

The Lessons Cancer Taught Me

In this month of breast cancer awareness, I want to share the lessons I’ve learned as a survivor

Why the new year is a time for saying ‘thank you’ to interfaith families

Thank you: two simple words with tremendous meaning. Thank you for being part of our community. Thank you for raising ...

Falling in Love at Camp All Over Again

To this day, some of my closest friends are people I met at camp

Road Hazard Ahead

While the hazard may not literally be an obstacle on the road before me, it made me reflect on the “road hazards” in my life.

The Power of Stories

Flashback to 2009, when my middle son was 5 years old: “Tell me a story,” he asked. Not, read me ...

It’s Not About You

How can I be a good friend, a good rabbi, a good parent or leader, or even a source of emotional support to someone unless I put that person first?

What do Guns have to do with Passover? I’ll Tell You.

We have an average of 13,000 gun homicides a year in the United States.