Dr. Jonathan Sarna

As Chair of the CJP Jewish Journalism Task Force, Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis, brought his expertise, academic approach, and creativity to lead an incredibly engaged and thoughtful group of volunteers. Jonathan asked challenging questions and engaged CJP in a new way of thinking through research and analysis. 

He connected CJP with journalists across the country and in Israel to learn about best practices through expert opinions. He has a thoughtful approach, always seeking the best for the community and CJP. Jonathan’s work on this task force also informed his perspective on Jewish Journalism, which he recently shared on a webinar with The Forward on the future of Jewish media. As Chair, he listened to all opinions, encouraged others to speak up, and actively incorporated in other members’ expertise. Additionally, he was a fantastic partner to staff and set a new standard for volunteer-staff partnership.