Joel Lurie Grishaver is a Jewish writer, teacher, cartoonist, and storyteller. In 1981, he and two friends started Torah Aura Productions, a leader in the publishing of educational Judaica. Joel is a founding board member of CAJE, a consultant to the Consortium for the Jewish Family, the author of more then 120 books, and a winner of the Covenant Award. His most recent books include: Artzeinu: An Israel Encounter, The Circle of Jewish Life, and Teaching Jewishly.
Joel has degrees from Boston University and the University of Chicago. He has pursued graduate studies at the Hebrew Union College and the University of Southern California.
Joel is North America’s premier designer of Jewish educational materials and one of the great innovators in Jewish education. He presently teaches two weekly Talmud classes and has created the breakthrough Talmud With Training Wheels series. Recently, Joel has been experimenting with the popularization of Kabbalistic and Hasidic sources.
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