Additional Writings

Sandy Sasso continues to be a sought after contributor to many publications on women and Judaism, children’s spirituality, religion and the arts, ritual and prayer. Some of those pieces are detailed here.

“Foreword”. The Artist’s Torah, by David Ebenbach. Stock Publishers, 2012.

“Children, Adults, and Shared Responsibilities,” Children’s Spirituality in the Jewish Narrative Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

“The Kol Nidre Mirror to Our Soul,” All These Vows.
Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2011.

“Theology or Anthropology?,” Who By Fire, Who By Water. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2010.

“The Divine Fingerprint,” Originally Blessed. Creation Spirituality Communities, 2008.

Contributor. For the Good of the City: A 20th Anniversary Devotional of Interfaith Alliance Indianapolis. Interfaith Alliance Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

“I Am Jewish,” Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl. Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2004.

“Preface”, The New Jewish Baby Album. By Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2003.

“The Open Door: The Tale of Idit and the Passover Paradox”, The Women’s Passover Companion.
Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2003.

“Celebrating Thirty Years of Women as Rabbis”, Reconstructionism Today, Vol. 11, No. 1,
Autumn 2003.

“I Am Not Supposed To Be Here,” Hineini in Our Lives. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2002.

“Talking to Your Children about God,” Life Lights. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2002.

“Tell Me A Story About God,” Teaching About God and Spirituality. A.R.E. Publishing, Denver, CO, 2002

“When Your Children Ask: A Jewish Theology of Childhood,” Spiritual Education—Cultural,
Religious and Social Differences: New Perspectives for the 21st Century
. Sussex Academy
Press, 2001.

“Wrestling on the Other Side of the River,” The Woman’s Torah Commentary. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2000.

God’s Paintbrush: A Celebration Kit, co-authored with Donald Schmidt. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 1999.

“Pilgrimage on the Flat Land”, Falling From Grace. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 1998.

“What To Say To Our Child On the Bimah,” Bar/Bat Mitzvah Basics: A Practical Family Guide to Coming of Age Together. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 1996.

“Prayer for an Adopted Child,” Life Cycles: Jewish Women on Life Passages and Personal Milestones. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 1994.

“Unwrapping the Gift,” Women and Religious Ritual: An Interdisciplinary Investigation. Pastoral Press, Washington, D.C., 1993.

“Foreword,” Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 1992.

“Idit,” Reconstructionist, Vol. LVI, No. 2, Winter 1990-1991.

“On Becoming a Bar Mitzvah: The Words of a Rabbi and Parent,” Reconstructionist Vol. LV, No. 2, November-December 1989.

“Birth Prayers,” Reconstructionist, Vol. LIV, No. 2, October-November 1988.

“Woman in the Pulpit,” Outlook, Vol. 54, No. 3, Spring 1984, New York.

“Women in the Rabbinate: A Personal Reflection,” Reconstructionist, Vol.XLIX No. 5, March 1984.

“Marriage—Some Notes and a Ceremony of Marriage Reaffirmation” (co-authored with Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso) in Menorah, November 1983, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, upcoming publication, ed. Arthur Waskow.

“Some Working Notes on the Gender of Prayer” in Raayanot, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 1983, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, ed. Sydney H. Schwarz.

Jewish Women co-authored with Sue Levi Elwell, Alternatives in Religious Education, Denver, CO (1983), revised edition 1986.

Call Them Builders: A Resource Booklet About Jewish Attitudes and Practices on Birth and Family Life. Reconstructionist Federation of Congregations and Havurot, New York (1977).

“B’rit B’not Yisrael—A Covenant for the Daughters of Israel,” Text of ceremony (co- authored with Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso) and Interview, Moment, (May/June 1975).

“B’rit B’not Yisrael—Observations on Women and Reconstructionism,” Response Magazine, (Sum 1973).

“Women in Judaism,” According to Scripture, World YWCA, Geneva, Switzerland (1972).