Sarah Hurwitz
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Sarah Hurwitz

From 2009 to 2017, Sarah Hurwitz served as a White House speechwriter, first as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Hurwitz worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses and traveled with her across America and to five continents. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Hurwitz was the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton. Prior to her career as a political speechwriter, Hurwitz was a lawyer at the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and was a Spring 2017 Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Her first book -- Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life -- In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) -- was named a finalist for two 2019 National Jewish Book Awards and for the 2020 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

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