Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life--in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)

Renowned speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz was a typical “lapsed Jew” until she explored Judaism and discovered its richness. She wrote the book she couldn’t find, that reveals the most interesting, profound, and beautiful parts of Judaism. 

Rabbi Bridget Wynne leadS an 8-session exploration of this fascinating and relatable book. 

All are welcome, and all questions are welcome!

Schedule and Topics

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November 1 - Why Bother with Judaism? 

November 15 - The Torah: Questioning, Debating, and Interpreting

NEXT SESSION: December 6 - Freeing God from “His” Human-Shaped Cage in the Sky 

January 3 - The Spirituality of Doing 

January 17 - Finding the Primal in Jewish Spiritual Practice 

February 7 - Giving Shabbat a Chance

February 21 - The Power of Jewish Holidays

March 7 - Judaism on Death and Mourning + Again, Why Bother with Judaism? 

Location: Online via Zoom

Time: Tuesdays,12:00 - 1:00 pm PT

Dates:  First and third Tuesday of the month, 8 sessions, November 1, 2022 - March 7, 2023

How: Register here for the remaining six sessions in the series by paying a fee of $120 or by paying a $50 deposit and the remainder in installments, or for the session(s) of your choice for a fee of $20/session. We will send an announcement and registration info before each session.

How much reading? At each session we will discuss a section of approximately 50 pages.

Get the book: You can purchase it at a local bookstore, order it online, or borrow it from a library.



"Here All Along is exactly the introduction to Judaism that smart, thoughtful readers need: Not a how-to guide to these incredibly rich and relevant traditions, but a why-to guide that illuminates--boldly, bravely, and beautifully--why Judaism matters and how its wisdom can transform us. It's been here all along, but now it's here in the book in your hands, waiting for you. Open it, and discover what you've been missing."--Dara Horn, author of Eternal Life


"Sarah Hurwitz writes beautifully about her journey from Hebrew school dropout to thoughtful commentator on her heritage. She shows how this system of thought, founded in the time of shepherds, can be surprisingly relevant to modern life, with wisdom on such contemporary topics as mindfulness, gratitude, work/life balance, and politics. I recommend this book to all..."--A. J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Year of Living Biblically