Steering Committee

Fern Chertok
Fern Chertok
Interim Director
Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership
781-736-2079 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 108

  • Expertise: Community studies, Jewish studies, organizational theory and behavior, program evaluation (social sciences), interfaith families, volunteerism.

Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, SJD
Shulamit Reinharz Director of Hassadah-Brandeis Institute
781-736-3116 Epstein Building, 129

  • Expertise: Philosophy of multiculturalism, women’s rights under Jewish and secular family law, social movements in support of Agunot, Jewish feminist theory.

Jon Levisohn
Jon Levisohn
Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Educational Thought
781-736-2941 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 125
  • Expertise: Philosophy of education, with particular interest in purposes, processes, and outcomes of Jewish education in all of its various settings, scholarship of teaching classical Jewish texts.

Janet Aronson
Janet Aronson
Associate Director, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and Steinhardt Social Research Institute
781-736-2348 Lown Center for Judaica Studies
  • Expertise: Jewish community studies.