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Novel Conversations Speakers Program: Sandy Sasso at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library

May 15, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library
This event is virtual.

Sandy Sasso will give a virtual talk at 2:00 pm ET on Saturday, May 15 at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.

Sandy Sasso will give an author talk at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso served as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis from 1977 to 2013. She currently is the director of the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at IUPUI’s Arts and Humanities Institute. Sandy is active in the arts, civic and interfaith communities and has written and lectured on women, spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children. She cofounded Women4Change Indiana in 2017.

Sandy is an author of two books for adults and sixteen award-winning children’s books, including two starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and the 2006 Best Books of Indiana Award. Four of her books are awaiting release in 2018 and 2019. She has been named a Sagamore of the Wabash and has received the Heritage Keepers Award from the Indiana State Museum and the Spirit of the Prairie Award from Conner Prairie. She received a National Jewish Book Award in 2013. She and husband Dennis.

Sandy was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the first to serve a Conservative congregation. She and her husband, Dennis, are the first practicing rabbinical couple in world Jewish history and were designated as Interfaith Ambassadors of the Year by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation in Indiana. They are the parents of two children, David and Debbie, and grandparents of Darwin, Ari and Levi. Visit her online at