Jonathan Golden is Senior Professional Development Advisor and an American history teacher at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA where he has taught since 1999. Over his 16 years at Gann, he has taught AP American History, chaired the History Department, and served as Assistant Head of School and Director of Academic Operations. In his current role, he is a mentor of teachers, coach of department chair, and coordinator of the school speaker series and community learning.
A 1995 graduate of Princeton University, he received his M.J.Ed. from Hebrew College and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. At Brandeis, he studied American Jewish history under the tutelage of Professor Jonathan Sarna and wrote a dissertation entitled From Cooperation to Confrontation: The Rise and Fall of the Synagogue Council of America. In 2007, he was the recipient of Hebrew College’s Sydney Hillson Memorial Award for Distinguished Leadership in and Commitment to Jewish Education. In 2014, he received the AJC Boston Young Leadership Award. He is the Chair of AJC ACCESS Boston, the young leadership division of the American Jewish Committee’s Boston office.
Dr. Golden also serves on the Board of Directors for Camp Yavneh which he attended for 13 summers as a camper and counselor. Jonathan lives in Brookline, MA with his wife Kim and son Sidney.