Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities. She is the author of 25 acclaimed children's books. Her books have been Junior Library Guild and PJ Library selections. She has been the recipient of The Sugarman Family Children's Book Award, an Indiana Authors Award and a National Jewish Book Award. Two of her books were selected as best books of the year by Publisher's Weekly.
Sasso is active in the arts, civic and interfaith communities and has written and lectured on women and spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children. She received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude and M.A. from Temple University and a D.Min. from Christian Theological Seminary. She was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1974 and received her Doctor of Divinity after 25 years in the rabbinate. Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and her husband, Dennis C. Sasso are the first practicing rabbinical couple in world Jewish history. They are the parents of David (and Naomi), and Debora (and Brad), and grandparents of Darwin, Ari, Levi, and Raven.