Interview Course with Bassi Gruen

Bassi Gruen, managing editor of Mishpacha Magazine, is giving a course on interviewing in New York on Feb. 15.

Really want to take Bassi’s interviewing course but you’re not going to be in New York on Feb. 15?

If you’re in Yerushalayim, you can learn the same material a month earlier, exclusively with JWWS!

Telling Another’s Story
JWWS Interviewing Course Given by: Bassi Gruen

You’re only living one life, but if you tap into the stories of those around you, you’ll have an endless trove of tales. In these two workshops, we’ll explore how to obtain and share other people’s stories.

Workshop 1: Getting the story

Some topics covered in workshop 1 include how to:

– Approach people for their story
– Prepare for the interview
– Ask strong questions and avoid lame ones
– Manage both garrulous interviewees and reticent ones
– PLUS the details to look out for, to lend color to your piece

Workshop 2: Turn interviews into stories

Some topics covered in workshop 1 include how to:

– Create a frame for your story
– Make it vivid for the reader
– Ensure the interviewee is comfortable with your story
– Pitching the story to publications
– PLUS how to use fiction techniques to make your non-fiction story sparkle

Interview Course details

When: Tuesday mornings, 10:30 – 12:30, Jan. 17 and Jan. 31. (Please note this date change!)
Where: Har Nof, 13 Zerach Barnett St., apt 8
Bus numbers: 55, 52, 74, 33, (also the 295, 225, 245 from Beitar)
Price: 300 NIS in advance only
This advance price is only in effect until Sunday night, 15th January – after which the course will be 325 NIS. Book your place today to ensure your spot AND get the discounted price.

Limited spaces available for this course.

Advance registration and payment is a must in order to reserve your spot. Cash only. Spaces reserved on a first come pre-paid basis only. No babies please. To reserve and pay please email

About Bassi Gruen

Bassi Gruen is the managing editor of Mishpacha Magazine’s Family First. She was previously the editorial director of Targum Press and the associate editor of Horizons magazine. In addition to her editing work, Bassi has published hundreds of articles —many of them based upon interviews — in a variety of publications including Mishpacha Magazine, Jewish Press, Horizons, and She’s also written “A Mother’s Musings” (ArtScroll, 2008).

About JWWS founder Tamar Ansh

Tamar Ansh is the director of the JWWS seminar and programs. She is also the founder of about her bestselling book A Taste of Challah as well as tips and recipes to make your challahs the best they can be! She gives shows, demos and courses on challah for bas mitzvahs, family get-togethers, tour groups and kiruv events: Coming soon – the Jerusalem Challah Center gift arrangements and challah baking supplies.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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