Hausman grew up in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area. He holds a BA in Judaic Studies, and an MA in International Affairs focusing on the Middle East, from the George Washington University, and a JD from Emory University in addition to Rabbinic ordination from Tifereth Israel Rabbinical Yeshiva. He used to be the rabbi of Congregation Sinai of West Haven, Connecticut.
Hausman is the model for the title character in author Jacob Appel's first mystery novel, Wedding Wipeout: A Rabbi Kappelmacher Mystery, in which Kappelmacher solves murders though "rabbinic reasoning."
- "Ahavath Torah Congregation - Welcome". Atorah.org. 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
- An Interview with a Local Hero: Rabbi Jon Hausman, Jerry Gordon (March 2009) New English Review, 
- Jewish Book Review, November 2013, P. 2
- Appel, JM. Phoning Home, 2013