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Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Rabbi Emerita, Temple Beth-El Zedeck

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso has served as a spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck since 1977. In June 2013, she became Rabbi Emerita and is the Director of the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary. In addition to her extensive contributions to the needs of her congregation, Rabbi Sandy has been active in the arts, civic and interfaith communities of Indianapolis and beyond. She recently co-founded Women4Change Indiana. Rabbi Sandy has written and lectured on women and spirituality, and the discovery of the religious imagination in children. She is the author of several nationally acclaimed children’s books, including God’s Paintbrush, In God’s Name, and The Shema in the Mezuzah.  Her books for adults include Midrash – Reading the Bible with Question Marks and Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage: Folk Tales, Legends, & Letters (with Peninnah Schram). She is the first woman to be ordained a Reconstructionist rabbi.  Sandy is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2013 Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association Lifetime Rabbinic Service Award. 

Art and Biblical Text

In this Community Teaching call from January 2017, Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso teaches on artists and biblical text as seen through literature, visual art and music.

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