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Sarah Hurwitz in Conversation with Todd Rockoff

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sarah Hurwitz in Conversation with Todd Rockoff

Sunday, September 18, 6:30pm at the Tucson J

(An online option is available, though we encourage community members who feel comfortable joining in person to do so)

Cost: $18 per person

Sarah Hurwitz, renowned political speechwriter and author of the book Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality and Deeper Connection to Life – in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There), will be in conversation with Tucson J President + CEO, Todd Rockoff, and those in the audience about her journey to discover deeper meaning in Judaism and the importance of our individual and collective journeys.

Along with the sweetness of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, there comes the opportunity for reflection and renewal. As Sarah shares her journey of rediscovering Judaism for herself, we will have the opportunity to reflect on our individual Jewish journeys, to renew our commitment to living a life of purpose, and to consider how Jewish ritual and learning might add new meaning to our lives in the coming year.

A limited number of books will be available for purchase.

CLICK HERE to register for the in-person event

CLICK HERE to register for the online option

Having trouble registering? Please email membership@tucsonjcc.org or call 520.299.3000 for assistance. 

More about Sarah:

Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses – including her 2008, 2012, and 2016 Democratic National Convention speeches – and traveled with the First Lady across America and to five continents. Sarah also worked on policy issues affecting young women and girls as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Before working at the White House, Sarah was chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign. She then joined the Obama campaign, serving as a senior speechwriter for then-Senator Obama. Prior to the Clinton and Obama campaigns, Sarah served as deputy chief speechwriter for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, deputy chief speechwriter for General Wesley Clark’s primary campaign, and a speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Sarah was also a lawyer at the Washington, DC office of Wilmer Hale and is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Sarah has been profiled in The Washington Post, People.com, The Boston Globe, and The Guardian; interviewed on The Today Show, Morning Joe, Amanpour & Co., and NPR; and featured in The Forward as one of 50 Jews who impacted American life in 2016 and 2019. Sarah is also the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) which was a finalist for two National Jewish Book Awards and for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Michelle Obama tweeted about Sarah’s book saying, “Sarah Hurwitz is a brilliant writer with a big heart and a kind soul — and I’m sure Here All Along will reflect her thoughtfulness and eloquence, which I depended on for so many years. I’m so proud of you, Sarah, for sharing your journey and your voice with the world!”


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