Chairs: Elaine Jaskol Crane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ReadRS is an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas through lively book discussions. Select books of interest that provide "a good read" and help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish, past or present, in America and around the world. Open to members and prospective members.
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 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