There's no pressure. Just a cup of coffee and a conversation. It's a great way to get to know you better and to help connect you to what you may be seeking.

We aren't big on labels at jHUB. Our goal isn't to find the right box for you to fit into, or us for that matter. We just want to hear your story and think you should hear ours too...


Rabbi Melinda Mersack


Rabbi Melinda Mersack is the Director at jHUB. She is a proud Rabbis Without Borders Fellow of CLAL and a Brickner Fellow of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Each year, she attends summer camp as visiting faculty and is an advocate for interreligious dialogue and social justice. Rabbi Melinda loves spending time outside with her kids and exploring cool areas in Greater Cleveland. She earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Hebrew Letters and ordination from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. To contact, please reach out via email or phone 216-371-0446 x232.


Danya Shapiro

Program Associate

Danya Shapiro is the Program Associate for jHUB. She runs social and holiday programs and helps families connect to each other and to Jewish life in Greater Cleveland. She has a diverse background in Jewish movements, including five years working in Israel with Jewish groups from around the world. Danya is also an artist, specializing in Judaic fabric arts. She has a B.A. in Environmental Education and Art from The Evergreen State College and a Master of Early Childhood Education from Arcadia University. Danya can be reached by either email or phone,, 216-371-0446 x207. 

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