Join UJA Professional Women for a fireside chat with Sarah Hurwitz, former chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sara will discuss how her Jewish journey & Jewish values shaped her time in the White House & had a profound impact on her political career, as told in her new book, Here All Along.
You'll also connect with like-minded women seeking to fuse Jewish values with their professional journeys.
All attendees will receive a copy of Here All Along.
The program is from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
NY Lions, donors who give $6,000 or more, individually or as a family, to UJA's 2020 Annual Campaign, are invited to a cocktail reception & book signing with Sarah Hurwitz at 6:00 pm.
In recognition of UJA's work with women's health & well-being, UJA Professional Women are doing more this year to give back through The Dignity Project, a UJA initiative. Please bring feminine hygiene products with you to this event to be donated to food pantries & shelters to help women live with dignity.
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama & then serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses & traveled with her across America & to five continents.
Before working at the White House, Sarah was a senior speechwriter for President Obama's 2008 campaign, chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign, deputy chief speechwriter for Senator John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, deputy chief speechwriter for General Wesley Clark's primary campaign, & a speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Sarah was also a lawyer at the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale.
Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College & Harvard Law School, & she was a spring 2017 Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. She is the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, & a Deeper Connection to Life - In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).