Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin

Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin (she/her) is a rabbi and mother of four. Ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), Sara currently serves Temple Emanu-El in New York City as an associate rabbi. Sara has written for a number of Jewish publications and is also a proud contributor to The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate (CCAR Press). She, her husband Danny, and their children reside in New York City, where they are raising their dog to be Jewish.

A Jewish Response to Political Scandal

Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin

As we witness public figures dismantled by the revelation of ugly episodes from their pasts, we parents must distill these events and their aftermath for our children.

The Limits of Control

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Sarah Bassin

In Parashat Sh’mot , we learn the Israelites have been enslaved in Egypt by a pharaoh who did not know Joseph. To gain some small degree of control, the Israelites examine their behavior for flaws that may have caused the situation.

Simchat Torah for Families

Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin
As the sun sets on the seventh day of Sukkot , we transition immediately into the jubilant celebration of Simchat Torah . There is no time to spare; we’ve got to get this Torah party started! Simchat Torah means “rejoicing in Torah,” and this holiday is a true celebration of Torah, and all that it represents. We dance, we sing, and we make merry, long into the night