With Sarah Hurwitz and Rabbi Aaron Potek
In Here All Along, Sarah Hurwitz—former head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama—recounts her journey to reconnect with Judaism and the profound insights she discovered along the way. During an interactive conversation, Hurwitz and Rabbi Aaron Potek discuss (and debate) the most exciting, important, challenging, and inspiring aspects of Judaism and talk about why it’s worth participating in this rich and complicated tradition.
While the concept of God is a centerpiece of Jewish texts, it’s not often part of everyday conversations. Discuss how we think about God in daily life, hear about the ways that individuals approach divine experiences, and reflect on your own understanding of God with rabbinical student Sarah Brammer-Shlay.
Sixth & I recently unveiled two new quotes—chosen by our community—to adorn our bimah: “Arise, shine, your light has come,” and “Love the stranger, for you were strangers.” With Rabbi Jesse, explore the origin of these passages and their unexpected use through history.