Rabbi Sasso to be lauded for her service to Indiana

(May 13, 2014)

Rabbi Sasso to be lauded for her service to Indiana

What: 
Philadelphia-born Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, the first woman ordained a rabbi in the Reconstructionist movement of Judaism, will receive the prestigious Heritage Keepers Award at the annual Tribute Dinner at the Indiana State Museum. The award is given to Indiana’s greatest ambassadors for their embodiment of the Hoosier spirit in their accomplishments, leadership and service to the state. Rabbi Sasso will be the fourth honoree, following Richard Lugar in 2013, Earle Goode in 2012 and the Hulman-George Family in 2011.

Rabbi Sasso and her husband Rabbi Dennis served as the senior rabbis of Congregation Beth El Zedeck in Indianapolis until her retirement in May 2013. The Sassos were the world’s first couple to serve jointly as rabbis. She writes a weekly column on religion in the Indianapolis Star and has authored 11 children’s books.

Where:
Indiana State Museum
650 West Washington Street
Located in the White River State Park campus downtown

When:  
Thursday, June 12, 2014
6:30 to 8:45 p.m., VIP Reception starting at 6 p.m.

Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with awards program immediately following.

Who:
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Other important attendees:
-    Congresswoman Susan Brooks, Indiana’s 5th District (invited)
-    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (invited)
-    Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (invited)
-    U.S. District Judge, Southern Indiana, Sarah Evans Barker
-    Jeff Smulyan Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Emmis Communications
-    Mickey Maurer, Chairman of the Board, The National Bank of Indianapolis
-    David Resnick, Katz, Sapper & Miller
-    Claudette Einhorn, Civic Leader
-    Marianne Glick, Owner, Glick Art; Director, Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation
-    Myra Borshoff, Borshoff
-    Tom King,  President of Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Contacts: 
Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org
Natalie Clayton, 317.522.8727 nclayton@indianamuseum.org

Cost: 
Sponsor table $2,500
VIP ticket $250
Individual ticket $175

The event is presented by David and Jackie Simon, Paul and Cindy Simon Skjodt and Deborah Simon. Markey’s Rental & Staging is a partner.
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The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture.