Sarah Hurwitz, HERE ALL ALONG
Feb 21st, 2020 by zibbyowens
Sarah Hurwitz is the former head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama and senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama. She was also the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign. Sarah’s book, Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life--in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) is her account of exploring Judaism as an adult and sharing what it offers for our modern lives. Sarah and I chatted about the role of meditation and mindfulness in Jewish culture and Sarah’s unique writing and editing tricks. I loved getting the inside scoop of her life as a speechwriter! Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and has been featured on The Today Show, NPR, and in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and People.com. She was named one of the Forward's fifty Jews who impacted American life in 2016 and 2019.