Jackson Mercer

Architect of Spaces. Baseball and Bourbon Balabusta. Shabbat Saucier.

Jackson was Ordained at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA with a Specialization in Spirituality and Social Justice and a Masters in Jewish Education with a concentration in Israel Education in conjunction with the iCenter. Jackson was a part of the inaugural cohort of The Nachshon Project’s undergraduate fellowship as well as the first cohort of Graduate School Fellows as well as being a Hartman Limmud Rabbinic Fellow and one of the inaugural Learning Fellow’s at Lehrhaus: Jewish Tavern and House of Learning in Boston. He has worked to build singing prayer communities across the country in California (Congregation Rodef Sholom, URJ Camp Newman, University Synagogue, and NFTY), in New York (at Kehillat Romemu as the Joseph S. Ingber Rabbinic Fellow) as well as here in Boston (Asiyah Jewish Community, Temple Beth Sholom of Framingham, Temple Beth Zion, and Mishkan Tefilah). When not recording his own music, like his most recent album – “Notnim B’ahavah Reshut”, Jackson sings with the Chaverai Nevarech Band featured on R’ Josh Warshawsky’s albums. 


While coming from different backgrounds and practices, Jackson and his intrepid partner Rachel built their home around the integration of Jewish interpretation and the creative arts. In doing so, they have built several communities and projects seeking to bring intimate connections to Judaism across all backgrounds and denominations: intentional Judaica called Hiddur Mitzvah, to create innovative, tangible aspects of ritual and as well as the Moishe House Cambridge Arts Pod, a community built around engaging with Judaism through creativity. They are eager to continue to welcome folks into their home and into Jewish tradition with Base Boston. You can reach Jackson at jackson.mercer@moishehouse.org.