Dr. Benor is Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at the Los Angeles campus. She teaches about the social science of American Jews, as well as about language and culture. She mentors students in the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Southern California. Her book, Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism, was published in 2012. She is the founder and editor of the Jewish Language Research Website, theJewish English Lexicon, and the Journal of Jewish Languages.
Benor, Sarah Bunin. Forthcoming. “From Sabbath to Shabbat: Changing language of Reform sisterhood leaders, 1913-2012.” In Women of Reform Judaism / National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods centenary volume (title TBD), ed. Carole B. Balin, Dana Herman, Jonathan D. Sarna, and Gary P. Zola. Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives.
Benor, Sarah Bunin and Steven M. Cohen. 2011. “Talking Jewish: The ‘Ethnic English’ of American Jews.” In Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation. Studies in Contemporary Jewry, vol. 25. Eli Lederhendler, ed. Institute of Contemporary Jewry and Oxford University Press. 62-78.