She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in Maryland. She had three daughters (Yael, Orli, and Maya) with her first husband, Fred David Levine, who died in 2013. Before living in Boston, the family resided in Miami, Florida. Mr. Levine was a longtime member of the professional staff of the Anti-Defamation League, serving in both the National and Florida Regional Offices. On December 11, 2005, she married Lawrence Summers who became her second husband.