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Jon Levisohn
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Jon Levisohn

 Associate Professor of Jewish Education

Jon levisohn is the Assistant Academic Director of the Mandel Center, Associate Professor of Jewish Education in the Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies at Brandeis, and is also affiliated with the Philosophy Department and the Education Program and the Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership.  As a philosopher of education, his research and writing has encompassed three broad areas. 
 First, he has sought to bring a critical lens to issues in contemporary Jewish education (e.g., curricular integration, community as a goal in Jewish education, and the future of modern Orthodox education). 
 Second, he has developed and led a research initiative at the Mandel Center on the teaching and learning of classical Jewish texts (Bible and rabbinic literature) in multiple settings, from early childhood through university.
  This project, the Initiative on Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy in Jewish Studies, has involved a diverse set of educators in research seminars and large conferences, and has generated a series of working papers and a manuscript of an edited volume.  Third, he is pursuing a book-length project on the teaching and learning of history.

 In addition to his university teaching, he has taught Jewish Studies in a day school, in supplementary schools, and in adult education programs.

An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program, he holds graduate degrees from Stanford in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Philosophy of Education. He is active in the Network for Research in Jewish Education, the Philosophy of Education Society, and the Association for Jewish Studies. jon levisohn