Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso “Retelling the Bible”

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso “Retelling the Bible”

“Retelling the Bible: Old Stories in New Containers” presented by Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Join Shelby Couch, Teen and Adult Services Librarian on Saturday, May 15th at 2pm for this virtual speaking presentation and discussion with Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso from the Indiana Humanities Novel Conversations speakers program.  The conversation with the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree is part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program, sponsored by Indiana Humanities with support from Glick Philanthropies.

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 20 award-winning children’s books, including two starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and the 2006 Best Books of Indiana Award. 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 Connor Prairie. She received a National Jewish Book Award in 2013.

Sandy was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the first to serve as 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 www.allaboutand.com.

Novel Conversations Speaker Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

“Retelling the Bible: Old Stories in New Containers”

Saturday May 15th at 2pm via Zoom

Everyone in attendance will have a chance to win a book prize pack!

To register for the upcoming conversation with Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, visit HMMPL’s Events Calendar.

Please consider checking out Rabbi Sasso’s numerous adult and childrens books from our physical and online collections. To learn more about Rabbi Sasso and her works, visit the links below:

Congregation of Beth El-Zedeck

Jewish Women’s Archive

Jewish Light’s Publishing

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree joins community as part of Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program


About Novel Conversations Speakers Program

Indiana Humanities awarded nonprofit organizations the opportunity to host a speaker from the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards program. The Indiana Authors Awards recognize the contributions of Hoosier authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Funded by Glick Philanthropies, its goal is to elevate the written arts in Indiana, inspiring Hoosiers’ love of reading and drawing greater attention to “home-grown” literary achievement.


About Indiana Humanities

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. One of those programs is Novel Conversations, a free lending library with sets of books available to book clubs, public libraries and organizations seeking to pursue and discuss new knowledge. Learn more at www.indianahumanities.org.