Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Associate Professor of Jewish Education Research
Brandeis University, PhD
Harvard University, MEd
Brandeis University, BA
Jonathan Krasner, Associate Professor, is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor of Jewish Education Research with a joint appointment in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education. His current research interests include the history of American Jewish education, the teaching and learning of Jewish history and social studies, Jewish youth, and Jews and sexuality. At the Mandel Center, he is currently leading research projects on the history of Jewish and the teaching and learning of Jewish history.
His articles have appeared in a variety of academic journals and edited collections. Professor Krasner's most recent book, Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at Jewish Summer Camps, co-authored with Sarah Bunin Benor and Sharon Avni, was the winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award in Education and Jewish Identity and a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature. His book The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education was the winner of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. Professor Krasner is also the co-writer, with Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna, of the two-volume award-winning Jewish history textbook for young people, The History of the Jewish People: A Story of Tradition and Change: Volume 1: Ancient Israel to 1880's America and Volume 2: The Birth of Zionism to Our Time.