Gruen's columns in Jewish and secular media highlight a fearless infusion of traditional Jewish values, presented with wry humor and trenchant insights, for a general audience.
A self-described "reluctant ba'alat teshuva," Judy Gruen writes with keen insights and sharp wit about marriage, motherhood, women's issues, and trying to live within a Torah framework in the modern world. Her latest book is the memoir, "The Skeptic and the Rabbi," and her essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Jewish Journal, Aish.com, and dozens of other media outlets.
"Judy's appearance drew a larger crowd than normal and the reception was overwhelmingly positive. She discussed her latest book, reading excerpts and also sharing her impetus for writing it. The Q and A was lively, and I received very positive feedback from attendees and regrets from many who couldn't attend. It was a pleasure working with her and I would highly recommend Judy as a speaker."— Linda Scharlin, Education Committee, Shaarey Zedek, Valley Village, California