Opening Event

Opening Event

Opening Event

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Join us as we gather

and welcome Sarah Hurwitz

author and Obama speechwriter

Tuesday, October 24

Crestmont Country Club, West Orange

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Join us for delicious hors d’oeuvres, tasty desserts and wine along with great conversation with friends new and old.

Sarah served as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and later was chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses – including her 2008, 2012, and 2016 Democratic National Convention speeches. Sarah also worked on policy issues affecting young women and girls as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Sarah is the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) which was a finalist for two National Jewish Book Awards and for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

Michelle Obama tweeted about Sarah’s book saying, “Sarah Hurwitz is a brilliant writer with a big heart and a kind soul — and I’m sure Here All Along will reflect her thoughtfulness and eloquence, which I depended on for so many years. I’m so proud of you, Sarah, for sharing your journey and your voice with the world!”

Everyone is invited!

Ticket Options are listed below. Please register as soon as possible as seating is limited.

$36 per person for NCJW/Essex members

Friends of NCJW/Essex are welcome to attend Opening Event for $54 per person.

Everyone is invited to become an NCJW/Essex member. Click here to join NCJW/Essex member, then return to this page to purchase a ticket at the member price.

Chai Circle Members at the Compassionate Level and above plus one guest may attend for free.

Ticket Information

NCJW/Essex Member
Friend of NCJW/Essex
Chai Circle Members (Compassionate Level and Above)

Date And Time

Oct-24-23 @ 06:30 PM to
Oct-24-23 @ 09:00 PM

Registration End Date


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