Dr. Jonathan B. Krasner serves as Associate Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. His 2011 book, The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education (Brandeis University Press) was the winner of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. Krasner was named as a 2012 finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. His articles have appeared in a variety of academic journals and edited collections. 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 (Behrman House, 2006, 2007). He lives with his family in Andover, Massachusetts.
The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education (Brandeis University Press, 2011)
"The Limits of Cultural Zionism in America: The Case of Hebrew in the New York Public Schools, 1930-1960," American Jewish History 95 (2012) 349-372
“‘Are You There God?’ Judaism and Jewishness in Judy Blume’s Adolescent Fiction” (with Prof. Joellyn Zollman), Shofar (September 2010).
“The Interwar Family and American Jewish Identity in Clifford Odets’s ‘Awake and Sing!,’ Jewish Social Studies 13:1 (2006), 2-30
“Without Standing Down: The First Queer Jewish Street Protest,” in Queer Jews, edited by David Shneer and Caryn Aviv(New York: Routledge Press, 2002), 119-134.