An Announcement


It is with both a heavy heart and an enthusiastic eye toward the future that I am writing to tell you that as of June 30, I will be leaving my position as director of school services at Torah Aura Productions. On the following day, I will begin a new position as director of congregational learning at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles.

I’ve worked at Torah Aura in a variety of positions for the past eight years. I am abundantly grateful to my bosses — Jane Golub, Alan Rowe, and Joel Lurie Grishaver — for providing me with innumerable and immeasurable opportunities for professional and personal growth. They have welcomed me into their family, and have allowed me to meaningfully contribute to the mission and vision of the company they founded almost thirty years ago. Their dedication to excellence has had a deep impact on me, and I am very proud of the work I’ve done for them, and for you, our cherished customers.

As they always have, the team at Torah Aura will continue to create innovative and imaginative curricular materials for Jewish schools. I am also confident that they will continue to provide excellent support for educators and teachers, and that our customers will feel no gap in the personal care they receive.

I’m excited to be taking this next step in my career and to again be working on the “front lines” of Jewish education. Please let me know if I can be of assistance before my tenure here is completed, after which you can feel free to be in touch with me via my Torah Aura email account, which will remain active for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for welcoming me into your schools and offices, and for the important work you do for the Jewish people.

Sincerely yours,

Joshua Mason-Barkin
Director of School Services