NEJS Faculty

Jon A. Levisohn

Jon A. Levisohn

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor of Jewish Educational Thought

Contact Information

(781) 736-2941
(781) 736-5020 FAX


ASAC 125

Mailing Address

Jon A. Levisohn
Brandeis University
MS 049
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


Stanford University, Ph.D.
Stanford University, M.A.
Stanford University, M.A.
Harvard University, B.A.


Jon A. Levisohn is Associate Professor and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Educational Thought at Brandeis University, and directs the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education. Professor Levisohn’s areas of specialization include philosophy of education, Jewish education, hermeneutics and the epistemology of the humanities, and scholarship of teaching classical Jewish texts. His most recent courses taught include Philosophy of Jewish Education, and Studying Sacred Texts

Selected Publications

Professor Levisohn’s recent publications include The Interpretive Virtues: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of Historical Narratives (forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell), and, with Sue Fendrick,Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Jewish Texts. He is currently working on his next project, Jewish Education in Pursuit of Virtue, an effort to reconceptualize the learning goals of Jewish education in terms of the moral and intellectual dispositions that we aspire and intend for students to develop.