Jason Bonder, a native of Plainview, New York, graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a double major in History and Religion Studies. Jason received his MA from The Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary in the spring of 2009. Through the Interdepartmental Studies program at JTS, Jason took courses in many disciplines such as Jewish thought, history, Talmud, Bible, and Hebrew language. Outside the classroom, Jason played baseball in high school and college; during summer 2007, he played professional ball in the Israel Baseball League for the Tel Aviv Lightning. Jason loves to talk baseball and will be more than happy to do so before or after class. He is excited to be teaching at Prozdor for the 2009–2010 school year.