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Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D.


Division: Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies
Program: Jewish Education (Graduate), Jewish Education (Undergraduate)

Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., serves as Director of Jewish Studies at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, a pluralistic Jewish day school in the Philadelphia area.  In addition to his teaching and administrative duties there, he also convenes the Derech Eretz Council, advises the Environmental Action Club and he coaches the school's 8th-12th grade Ultimate Frisbee team.  He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Harvard University (A.B.), Beijing University (certificate) and the Jewish Theological Seminary (M.A., Rabbi, Ph.D.) and he has taught and served as a member of the administrative team at a boarding school, a school for girls, a school for boys, at an Episcopal school, at a Jewish after-school programs and in full-time Jewish day schools. He is the author of Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools (Praeger/Greenwoo, 2009), and he has published several articles, some scholarly and some of general interest in the field of moral education.  This is his second summer teaching at Gratz and he also has taught as an adjunct instructor at Temple University and at Arcadia University.