Board of Directors

Al Levitt

Levitt_Alvin_headshotx190For most of his lifetime, Al Levitt has been actively immersed in Jewish causes, particularly those which aim to further Jewish education and heighten Jewish identity. At the national level, he has served as a Director of the Birthright Israel Foundation, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education, and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Birthright Next. In the San Francisco Bay Area, he has served as a director and officer of numerous Jewish organizations and foundations.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Al Levitt holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California, Berkeley Law. A highly-respected member of the legal community, he is a partner in the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and has served as a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Law and Hastings School of Law in San Francisco. He has authored articles for professional journals, lectured at tax institutes, is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Attorneys, and has consistently been recognized in the book, Best Lawyers in America.

The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.