March 19

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Sarah Hurwitz – A Jewish Journey in the White house

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About The Event

Stockholm, Sweden
March 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Centrala Stockholm, plats meddelas vid anmälan

The event is organized in cooperation between Paideia and Jewish Community in Stockholm.

During the final years of her tenure in the White House as First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz reconnected with Judaism, exploring the wisdom of Jewish law, the power of Jewish spirituality, and the lessons of Jewish history, all of which had a profound impact on her political career. From drafting her first out of office message for Shabbat, to attending her first Jewish silent meditation retreat, to coming to understand that her role as a speechwriter is to tell the story of the stranger – those who are oppressed or forgotten – Hurwitz speaks about her Jewish journey and how her Jewish values shaped her time in the White House. And she shares insights from her new book, Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There). The talk will be held in English.

Free entrance — Obligatory registration till March 8.

For more information and to register, see here.