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Virtual Insights with Alden Solovy at Friday Night Shabbat Services
Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In light of the postponement to our highly anticipated Scholar – In – Residence with Liturgist, Alden Solovy, we are honored to share with you all a few virtual teachings from Alden himself this Friday night.
At our virtual Erev Shabbat Service on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:15 pm, we will weave in special recordings prepared by Alden featuring an opening prayer, sermon/drash, and closing prayer. Our own Beth Israel clergy will also infuse some of Alden’s poetry into the service.
Access an online Siddur for Shabbat HERE.
Here’s a prayer for those who’ve contracted or have been exposed to the coronavirus, including those who might contract the disease in the future.
This is a prayer is for the wisdom and skills of medical scientists, researchers and public health officials around the world fighting the novel coronavirus.
Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. A liturgist, poet, and educator, his work has been used by people of all faiths throughout the world. He’s written more than 750 pieces of new liturgy, offering a fresh new Jewish voice, often challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, storytelling, personal growth and prayer. The Jerusalem Post called Alden’s writing “soulful and meticulously crafted.” Huffington Post Religion said his “…prayers reflect age-old yearnings in modern-day situations.” Alden’s fourth book, This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings, was released in 2019 by CCAR Press. His work has been widely anthologized, including: Choosing a Jewish Life, Men Pray, Gates of Shabbat, Mishkah R’fuah, and Mishkan Hanefesh. Alden’s teaching spans from synagogues throughout North America to Limmud UK to HUC-JIR and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. His prayers appear on ReformJudaism.org and RitualWell.org. He’s a three-time winner of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism. Alden made aliyah to Israel in 2012 where he hikes frequently, participates in interfaith prayer and leads ManKind Project Israel. His latest work is available at tobendlight.com.
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