Rev. Jack Mendelsohn, 94, tireless advocate for social justice
For more than a half century, the Rev. Jack Mendelsohn raised a prominent voice from the pulpit on a variety of social issues, notably during a decade of ministry at Arlington Street Church in the Back Bay during the 1960s. “Jack was a liberal lion and a powerful presence in the pulpit and in the public square,” said the Rev. John Gibbons, who succeeded Rev. Mendelsohn as senior minister at First Parish in Bedford, from which Rev. Mendelsohn retired in 1988.