ReadRS Discussion (In-Person & on Zoom)

Event details

  • Wednesday | June 30, 2021
  • 6:30 pm

Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) by Sarah Hurwitz with Jennifer James, Director of Youth Education
Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30 PM over In-perosn at RS & Zoom

Join us for what is sure to prove a lively discussion of thoughts with which we’ve all grappled. 

Summarized from review by Rabbi Deborah Miller: What does it mean to live as an adult Jew in con­tem­po­rary
Unit­ed States? This is the foun­da­tion­al ques­tion of Sarah Hurwitz’s mem­oir, Here All Along, in which she doc­u­ments her quest for a more evolved under­stand­ing of Judaism than that gained in Hebrew school. She explores the tremendous gulf between her sec­u­lar and pro­fes­sion­al achieve­ment and her Jew­ish ones, including being Michelle Obama’s speech­writer.  She uncov­ers new ways of think­ing about the­ol­o­gy, sacred texts, and rela­tion­ships. This is not a mem­oir about Hur­witz find­ing God, but rather about find­ing the lan­guage and Jew­ish con­text with which to talk about God, Torah, Jew­ish hol­i­days, and every­thing else in between.

“This is the book I want to give to every Jew­ish adult grad­u­at­ing from post-sec­ondary, pro­fes­sion­al and grad­u­ate school, or who won­ders about the inter­sec­tion between Judaism and Amer­i­can life in the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry.” – Rabbi Deborah Miller

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