Sarah Benor

Expert in Jewish communities, identities and languages, sociolinguistics

Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion; Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics, USC

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences


  • American Jews
  • Jewish communities
  • Jewish identity
  • orthodox Jews
  • newly orthodox Jews
  • Jewish languages
  • Yiddish
  • Ladino
  • Judeo-languages
  • American Jewish language
  • Hebrew education
  • language and race
  • language and ethnicity
  • sociolinguistics

Additional Information

  • Creator of Jewish English Lexicon and Jewish Language Research Website
  • Author of Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism
  • Member, Association for Jewish Studies, Linguistic Society of America, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, Network for Research on Jewish Education
  • Winner of the Sami Rohr Choice Award for Jewish Literature
  • Included in the Forward 50 list of influential Jews in 2013
  • Served on the advisory panel for the Pew Study of Jewish Americans


  • Hebrew

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