The Discourse of Jewish Literacy and Illiteracy

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

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Dajana Denes Walters

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting.


Jon Levisohn

Brandeis University

Jon Levisohn is the director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University. A philosopher of education, Levisohn has a particular interest in the teaching and learning of historical narratives, the study of classical Jewish texts, and more generally, the purposes and practices of Jewish education. His current research examines the discourse of Jewish literacy and illiteracy.

Levisohn received his PhD from Stanford University. He has previously held fellowships at New York University, Stanford University, and the Shalom Hartman Institute.

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