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

Why bother with Judaism?

What does it have to offer a modern, well-educated adult?

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, addressing these questions with wit, depth, and vulnerability. In it she which 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!

Location: Online via Zoom

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

Dates: First and third Tuesday of the month, 8 sessions, October 17, 2023 - February 6, 2024

How: Join us for the session(s) of your choice for a fee of $20/session. Contact Rabbi Bridget Wynne for more information. 

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.

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Schedule and Topics

October 17 - Why Bother with Judaism? 

November 7 - The Torah: Questioning, Debating, and Interpreting

November 21 - Freeing God from “His” Human-Shaped Cage in the Sky 

December 5 - The Spirituality of Doing

December 19 - Finding the Primal in Jewish Spiritual Practice 

January 2 - Giving Shabbat a Chance

January 16 - The Power of Jewish Holidays

February 6 - Judaism on Death and Mourning + Again, Why Bother with Judaism?

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

"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 a Hebrew school dropout to a 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

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