Sandy E. Sasso

Rabbi Sandy E SassoRABBI SANDY EISENBERG SASSO has served as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis since 1977.

Rabbi 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 was ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1974 and received her Doctor of Divinity after 25 years in the rabbinate.

Rabbi Sasso is the author of over a dozen nationally acclaimed children’s books and the 2004 recipient of the Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature and the 2005 Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children’s Literature.  Her latest children’s book is The Shema in the Mezuzah and she is the author of a book for adults, God’s Echo: Exploring Scripture with Midrash.

She is Past Chair of the Spirit and Place Advisory Board and presently serves on the Board of Advisors of Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, the Board of Advisors of the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University, the Indianapolis Interfaith Hunger Initiative, and the Lake Family Institute. 

Rabbi Sasso lectures in Religion and Judaism  at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.  She writes a monthly column for the Indianapolis Star.  

Term: 2012 - 2015

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