Join us for Selichot Study Session, The Art of Prayer, with our Selichot Liturgist-in-Residence, Alden Solovy. We will discuss and deepen our understanding of prayer – with an emphasis on the modern meanings of repentance – using Alden’s innovative “Conceptual Map of Prayer.” Followed by Selichot Service at 9:30pm.
Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. A poet, liturgist and teacher, his work has been used by people of all faiths throughout the world. He’s written more than 600 pieces of new liturgy, offering a fresh new Jewish voice, challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, personal growth and prayer. The Jerusalem Post called his writing “soulful, meticulously crafted.” Huffington Post Religion said “…the prayers reflect age-old yearnings in modern-day situations.” His third book – This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day – was released in March by CCAR Press. A native Chicagoan, Alden made aliyah to Jerusalem in 2012. His writing is available at tobendlight.com. Hear Alden speak about prayer in his ELItalk, “Falling in love with Prayer.” Get to know him further in these two “Ask Alden” videos from CCAR Press: “On God” and “On Suffering".
This weekend is made possible by the Lulu S. and Joseph J. Rosenbluth Memorial Fund