Steering Committee

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.

Leonard Saxe
Leonard Saxe
Director, Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and Director, Steinhardt Social Research Institute
Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies
781-736-3952 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 320
  • Expertise: Social psychology, methodology/research design, American Jewry, Jewish education and socio-demography.

Rabbi Shirley Idelson
Rabbi Shirley Idelson
Leon A. Jick Director and Associate Professor, Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program
781-736-2998 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 204
  • Expertise: American Jewish history, history of higher education, history of Reform Judaism, the American rabbinate, and journalism.