Religion, Spirituality and the Arts
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Rabbi Sasso served as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis from 1977- 2013. Sasso is an author of two books for adults and sixteen award-winning children’s books. Rabbi Sasso received her B.A. and M.A. from Temple University and her D.Min from Christian Theological Seminary. She was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the first to serve a Conservative congregation. Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and her husband, Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso, are the first practicing rabbinical couple in world Jewish history. They are the parents of two children, David and Debbie (Brad) and grandparents of Darwin, Ari and Levi.
Dan Cooper has been an instructor at the Indianapolis Art Center since 2006. His volunteer activities have included teaching an advanced art class at the Correctional Industrial Facility in Pendleton for 10 years, board member of IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Assoc.), and organizing programs to employ artists of different disciplines to work with the wide variety of social programs overseen by CAGI (Community Action for Greater Indianapolis).
Program Manager & Evaluator
Callie Smith is a clergy person ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has served as program manager for Lifelong Theological Education at Christian Theological Seminary, furthering opportunities for interfaith dialogue and educational experiences drawing on multiple art forms, religious traditions, and social issues. Currently serving in the CTS Center for Pastoral Excellence, she facilitates programming with leaders across a spectrum of backgrounds at the national level.