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Open Conversation with our Liturgist-in-Residence

Past Sessions
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 17 Sh'vat 5783 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Rabbi's Office
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10 Sh'vat 5783 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Rabbi's Office
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 3 Sh'vat 5783 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Rabbi's Office

Underwritten by the Year of Torah Fund.

Each week, Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy will welcome an open, freewheeling conversation about prayer, spirituality, Torah, or other topics of interest brought by you. This in-person-only dialogue is meant to be a give-and-take session of mutual sharing and exploration. There is no agenda, other than the thoughts and questions that you bring. Once each week of the residency.

Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. An American Israeli liturgist, poet, lyricist, author, and educator, Alden is the Liturgist-in-Residence for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. His writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. His teaching spans from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem to synagogues throughout North America, as well as Leo Baeck College in London and Limmud Conferences in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. He’s the author of five books of new liturgy in English, including a trilogy of poetic prayer books from CCAR Press: This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine with Poetry and Prayer, along with This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings and This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. His sixth book – These Words: Poetic Midrash on the Language of Torah – is scheduled for release from CCAR Press in early 2023. Alden’s work is anthologized in 20 volumes from Jewish, Christian, and Catholic publishers. Alden also writes for Ritualwell, RavBlog and the Times of Israel. He’s a three-time winner of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism and the founder of ManKind Project Israel. In 2012, Alden made Aliyah to Jerusalem. Find his latest work at

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