November 6

FALLS CHURCH, VA: Sarah Hurwitz: Here All Along

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About The Event

2100 Westmoreland Street
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
November 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Sarah Hurwitz as she reads from her book and participates in a Q&A session. After a decade as a political speechwriter – serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign – Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book…about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is.

Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew – until, at age thirty-six, after a tough breakup, she happened upon an advertisement for an introductory class on Judaism. That class led to a years-long journey during which Hurwitz visited the offices of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat at the Shabbat tables of Orthodox families, and read hundreds of books about Judaism—all in dogged pursuit of answers to her biggest questions. What she found transformed her life, and she wondered: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it?

Cost: Free

Contact: Cookie Mandell,

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