Sarah Bunin Benor

Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Sarah Bunin Benor is Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, where she teaches mostly masters students in the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and undergraduates at the University of Southern California. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Linguistics in 2004. She is the author of many articles about Jewish languages, Yiddish, and American Jews, and two books, Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Rutgers University Press, 2012) and We the Resilient: Wisdom for America from Women Born Before Suffrage (Luminare Press 2017). Dr. Benor has received several fellowships and prizes, including the Dorot Fellowship in Israel, the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and the Sami Rohr Choice Award for Jewish Literature. She is founding co-editor of the Journal of Jewish Languages and creator of the Jewish Language Research Website and the Jewish English Lexicon.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Education

  • 2004 
    Stanford University, Linguistics