Dr. Jonathan Krasner Appointed
Assistant Professor of American Jewish History
at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), announced the appointment of Dr.
Jonathan Krasner as Assistant Professor of American Jewish History
at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. Starting July 1, 2002, Krasner will teach
a core course in American Jewish History (with Dr. Gary Zola), and
will teach electives in such areas as American Jewish Intellectual
History, American Jewish Literature, the Sociology of the American
Jewish Community, the Historiography of American Jewish History,
and American Jewry and Zionism. Rabbi Ellenson stated: "We welcome
Dr. Krasner, whose scholarship, teaching, and mentorship will enhance
our academic programs."
Dr. Krasner earned his Ph.D. in American Jewish History from Brandeis
University and holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University. The recipient
of many fellowships, he has been an American Jewish Archives Research
Fellow at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati.
He served as Chair of the History Department at the New Jewish
High School in Boston, where he developed school-wide curricula,
supervised and evaluated teachers, as well as taught courses in
American Jewish History, Zionism and Israel, European Jewish History,
and Humanities. In addition, he brings to HUC-JIR many years of
teaching experience on the college and high school levels.