Join us for this special Friday evening service with Alden Solovy, our Selichot Liturgist-in-Residence, as we discuss Prayer Drash: You, Me and God. Solovy will open our exploration of High Holiday themes with a “Prayer Drash,” teaching this week’s Torah portion with prayer and poetry to inspire us into the season.
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