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 Click here to contact the author. Avi Katz is the illustrator of numerous children's books published in the United States and the Middle East, including the award-winning King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Princess Alopecia and My Travels with Alex. His work appears regularly in the Jerusalem Report. Katz's art is exhibited in Europe, Israel and the United States. He lives in Israel.
"Reminds us to listen to the wisdom of children and illustrates how we are each God in action. A thoughtful tale no matter our age." -Mimi Doe, author of 10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting "Beautifully and creatively told.... Shares God's truth as good stories do in powerful ways that can move us to act more compassionately and justly." -Linda Vogel, Professor of Christian Education, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary "Rich in meaning for children of all ages.... Has particular poignancy for various situations in the world today." -Fr. Joseph F. Girzone, author of the Joshua series "In her insightful and inspiring tale, Sandy Sasso reminds us how we adults can learn from our children. This book is for all families who cherish the values of humility, kindness and understanding." -Rabbi Michael Klayman, coauthor of Sharing Blessings: Children's Stories for Exploring the Spirit of the Jewish Holidays "An excellent way to honor the imaginative breadth and depth of the spiritual life of the young." -Dr. Robert Coles, Harvard University "A lovely tale.... Children of all ages should be drawn to this parable for our times." -Tomie DePaola, artist/author of books for children