Episode 33: Sarah Hurwitz: From the White House to the Torah

Sarah Hurwitz had what she calls her dream job: She was a White House speechwriter for a president and first lady she admired. At the end of the Obama Administration, she took a break from politics and wrote a book that chronicles her foray into Jewish learning and tradition. In this episode, Can We Talk? host Nahanni Rous talks with Sarah Hurwitz about speechwriting, the women of the Bible, silent meditation, what she’s looking for in a presidential candidate, and Sarah's new book, Here All Along. This is the first episode in our three-part fall author interview series.

Released September 27, 2019
  • Speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Chuck Kennedy of The Washington Post.

  • Speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz and the cover of her book, Here All Along. Images courtesy of Hurwitz.

  • Sarah Hurwitz and Michelle Obama
  • Sarah Hurwitz and Book Cover


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 33: Sarah Hurwitz: From the White House to the Torah." (Viewed on May 28, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-33-sarah-hurwitz-white-house-torah>.