After a decade as a political speechwriter—Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book…about Judaism.
A spiritual late bloomer, Hurwitz was born Jewish but wasn’t sold on Judaism’s place in her life until recently. It took a bad break up to create the opening for exploration that led to a profound spiritual journey. Stepping outside the synagogue, Hurwitz rediscovers her long-lost connection to Judaism in the place where Jewish law co-exists with everyday questions like how to feed your animals or start a business.
Hurwitz wondered to herself: 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.
Hurwitz will encourage us to experience our own rediscovery as she helps us answer the essential question: Why Does Judaism Matter?
Hurwitz served as a White House speechwriter for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, 2009–2017. While in the White House, she also worked on policy issues as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls.
As a part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.
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