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Jon A. Levisohn
Director
Associate Professor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Educational Thought

Jon A. Levisohn came to Brandeis in 2002, and became director of the Center in 2014.
A philosopher of education, his scholarship has focused on three broad areas: (a) the teaching and learning of classical Jewish texts, i.e., Bible and rabbinic literature; (b) the teaching and learning of history; and (c) critically investigating and reconceptualizing the purposes of Jewish education.

His recent work includes two book projects: Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Classical Jewish Texts (Jon A. Levisohn and Susan P. Fendrick, eds., Academic Studies Press, 2013), and The Interpretive Virtues: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Teaching and Learning of Historical Narratives (forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell).

An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, he holds degrees from Harvard and Stanford in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Philosophy of Education. He is active in NRJE, PES, and AJS.
 
Beyond Brandeis, Levisohn consults to and teaches for Jewish educational institutions, drawing on his academic expertise, twenty years of experience as a Jewish educator, and his leadership roles in several Jewish organizations.