Debra Nussbaum Cohen is a mother and an award-winning journalist whose interest and specialty is writing on issues related to Jewish identity and spirituality. She currently writes for the New York Jewish Week. She has been the religion writer for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and has written for many publications including the Washington Post, New York magazine, the Village Voice, Moment, the Jerusalem Report, the Jerusalem Post, Sh'ma and Jewish Family & Life. Cohen lives in New York with her husband and three children.
Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a parent, spiritual leader and storyteller, is the award-winning author of God's Paintbrush, In God's Name, God In Between and many other inspiring books for children of all faiths and backgrounds. The second woman to be ordained as a rabbi (1974) and the first rabbi to become a mother, she and her husband, Dennis, were the first rabbinical couple to jointly lead a congregation—Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis. They have two children, David and Debora, and three grandchildren. Sasso, who holds a doctorate in ministry, is active in the interfaith community, and has written and lectured on the renewal of spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children of all faiths.
Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is available to speak on the following topics:
- Nurturing the Spiritual Imagination of Children
- Tell Me a Story: Reading the Bible and the Religious Imagination of Children
- Filling in the Blanks: How Women Read the Bible
- Women and Judaism: A Personal Journey
- Midrash as a Tool for Spiritual Reflection
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