Alden Solovy: Halleluyah: The Biblical Basis of Prayer
July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish prayer has foundational roots in Torah. From the word Halleluyah, perhaps the most famous single word of praise, to the structure of daily prayers, Alden will illustrate how the Bible has influenced prayer, adding his contemporary voice to ancient yearnings.
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 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.
Alden is the author of five books, three 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.