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Here All Along: A Jewish Journey in the White House

Here All Along: A Jewish Journey in the White House

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


For this year's Ideas Forum, join Obama Speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz—along with Spertus students, alumni, and faculty—for a discussion about why Judaism matters.

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students, Spertus alumni, and employees of Jewish organizations. 

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This program will take place online via ZoomLogin information and instructions will be provided to ticket holders by email 24 hours in advance


Sarah Hurwitz is the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).

Sarah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama’s head speechwriter…with this book she becomes Judaism’s speechwriter. 
—Adam Grant

Here All Along by Sarah Hurwitz
Sarah Hurwitz
was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, first for President Barack Obama and then as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. She worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses—including her 2016 Democratic National Convention speech—and traveled with the First Lady around the world.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Hurwitz also worked on policy issues affecting young women and girls as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Visit the Spertus Bookshop affiliate page to purchase Sarah Hurwitz's book.

This is Spertus Institute's annual Alex and Klara Tulsky Presentation on the Jewish Future.

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