Jon A. Levisohn is a professor of Jewish education at Brandeis University, where he directs the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program, he holds graduate degrees from Stanford University and a BA from Harvard College. He began his career as a teacher in a Jewish day school in Marblehead, MA. He lives in Newton Centre, MA, with his wife Emily Beck, a public school teacher, and his two younger teenagers (his eldest child is a college sophomore). They are members of Congregation Shaarei Tefilah and of Minyan Yedid Nefesh.