Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Appearances

Donnell Teaching Testimonial3Upcoming in 2017

Sept. 20-23: Rosh Hashanah Liturgist-in-Residence, Congregation Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA

Sept. 24: “The Art and the Act of Prayer,” Vassar Temple, Poughkeepsie, NY

Sept. 25: “The Art and the Act of Prayer,” Shaaray Tefillah, New York

Dec. 6-10: URJ Biennial, participant

Dec. 7: Service Leader, URJ Biennial, afternoon/evening service

Dec. 15-17: Shabbat Hanukkah Liturgist-in-Residence, Temple Sinai, Sarasota, FL

Past

Sagarin Testimonial

2017

Sept. 15-17: Slichot Liturgist-in-Residence, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia

Sept. 14: “The Art and the Act of Prayer,” Congregation Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette, IL

Sept. 13: “The Art and the Act of Prayer,” Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, IL

Sept. 4: Guest Teacher, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem

Apr. 6-8: Liturgist-in-Residence, Temple Emanuel, Denver

Apr. 5: Liturgist-in-Residence, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder, CO

March 31-Apr. 2: Shabbat Liturgist-in-Residence, Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington, DE

Mar. 24: Shabbat Liturgist-in-Residence presenting a “Jerusalem Shabbat,” Temple Anshe Shalom, Olympia Fields, IL

Mar. 23: Reading from This Grateful Heart, Beth Emet-The Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL

Mar. 22: Reading from This Grateful Heart, B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL

Mar. 21: “Prayer as Spiritual Resistance,” CCAR Annual Convention, Atlanta

Mar. 17-18: Shabbat Liturgist-in-Residence, Congregation Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA

Mar. 3: Guest Teacher, Alpeh Educating for Spirituality, “Social Action Education as a Spiritual Practice” (online course)

Feb. 27: “Israel Below the Surface,” Speaker, Jerusalem (Israel tour hosted by Marianne Williamson)

Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m. Eastern: Live reading of works from This Grateful Heart on Harmony in Unison’s virtual Facebook stage

2016

Dec. 21: ELI talks presenter, “Falling in Love with Prayer,” Chicago

Sept. 5: Creative Liturgy Workshop, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem

Aug. 28: “Say ‘Wow!’ to Prayer: Hands on Ideas for Talking and Writing about Prayer,” Kickstart North, Chicago Board of Jewish Education

July 5: “Wow. Gimmie. Thanks. Oops: The Four Voices of Prayer” Conservative Yeshiva, Jerusalem, Israel

June 11: Shavuot Meets Sermon Slam, A Slammin’ Tikkun for the Sake of Torah, Jerusalem, reading “Avram, Waiting”

March 28: Liturgy Master Class, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem

Feb. 23: Guest Teacher, Alpeh’s Educating for Spirituality program, “Social Action Education as a Spiritual Practice”

Jan. 10: “Poetry at Kehilat Yedidya: Sharon Dolin and Community Poets

2015

Nov. 2: Liturgy Workshop, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem

Oct. 15: Poetry for Peace, Tulip Garden, Talbiya, Jerusalem, reading “For Peace in the Middle East

Sept. 21-23: Yom Kippur Liturgist-in-Residence, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Sept. 18: Shabbat T’shuva Scholar, Temple Ohav Shalom, Allison Park, PA

Jeri Robins NewCAJE6 TesimonialSept. 4-5: Selichot Scholar-in-Residence, Tarrant County (Tex.) Congregations; Sept. 4 (evening), Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth; Sept. 5 (morning), Congregation Beth Shalom, Arlington; Sept. 5 (evening), Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville

Aug. 3-9: Liturgist-in-Residence, National Havurah Committee 2015 Summer Institute, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire: presenter, “The Wow of Prayer,” “The Shmita of Prayer” and “Advanced Topics in Creating Prayer and Liturgy;” contributor/reader, Kabbalat Shabbat services; and master of ceremonies for the first-ever “Prayer Slam.”

Aug. 2: “Pray in Our Own Words: Generating Excitement for Prayer,” a half-day intensive program, and “Writing Prayers with Teens,” NewCAGE6, West Hartford, Conn.

July 31 – Aug. 1: Shabbat Scholar, NewCAGE6, West Hartford, Conn.: presenter/facilitator, “Tension and Intention: A Pre-Shabbat Dialogue on What We Yearn for in our Prayers” and “Who Needs to Hear our Prayers? Engaging with God, Self and Others;” contributor/reader for Kabbalat Shabbat services

Len ZukrowJune 26: Prayer Workshop, Congregation Kol Ami (West Hollywood, Calif.), Congregational Trip to Israel, Jerusalem

June 20: Prayer Workshop, Temple Solel (Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Congregational Trip to Israel, Jerusalem

May 1: “From Chicago to Jerusalem and Back: An Evening of Prayer with Alden Solovy,” Temple Beth-El, Munster, Indiana

Mar. 25: Private reading from “Haggadah Companion: Meditations and Readings,”  Conservative Yeshiva, Jerusalem

Feb. 27-28, “Praying with Passion,” Liturgist-in-Residence Weekend at Temple Emanuel, Denver, Colorado

Feb. 21, Private Reading and Melave Malke, Los Angeles, Calif.

Feb. 20, “To Pray is to Remember,” Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, Calif.

2014
Dec. 31: “‘Wow-ling’ to G-d, Finding Excitement in Prayer,” Limmud Conference 2014, UK

Dec. 31: “Prayers the Rabbis Never Imagined,” Young Limmud program (age 11-12), Limmud Conference 2014, UK

Dec. 30: “My Life as a Prayer,” Limmud Conference 2014, UK

Dec. 29, “Do Terrorists Deserve Our Prayers?” program for teens 14+, Limmud Conference 2014, UK

Dec. 27: “The Making of a Liturgist: How Prayer Healed My Broken Heart,” Limmud Conference 2014, UK

Dec. 1: “Tension and Intention in Prayer,” Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem

Nov. 16: “Wowling to G-d: Finding Excitement in Prayer,” Limmud Chicago, Chicago

Nov. 14: “Prayers on the Journey from Grief to Joy: A Prayer Drash” Congregation Or Chadash, Chicago

Nov. 12: Special guest reading, B’nei Joshua Beth Elohim, Musical Minyan, Deerfield, IL

Nov. 9: “My Life as a Prayer,” Temple Beth Israel, Skokie, IL

Nov. 8: “Wow. Gimmie. Thanks. Oops,” Temple Beth Israel, Skokie, IL

Nov. 1: Facilitator, Sharing Session / Discussion on Prayer, Shabbat Shira, OSRUI, Oconomowoc, WI

Aug. 28: “War and Prayer,” a poetry and essay reading, Beth Emet-The Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL

Aug. 24: “Wow. Gimmie. Thanks. Oops,” Yom Limmud, San Diego

Aug. 16: “Wowling to G-d: Finding Excitement in Prayer,” Limmud LA Fest, Los Angeles

Aug. 15: “Israel Needs Your Prayer Now,” a writing workshop, Limmud LA Fest, Los Angeles

July 31, 2104: Facilitator and Writer-in-Residence, CCAR Solidarity Mission to Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

July 17: “Wow. Gimmie. Thanks. Oops,” Conservative Yeshiva, Jerusalem, Israel

June 28: World Premier of “Three Prayers,” prayers set to dance and music, Tachana HaRishonah (First Station), Jerusalem, Israel

June 8: Meet the Author, book signing event, Greater Chicago Jewish Festival, Morton Grove, IL

Mar. 1: Israel Book Launch, reading and book signing, Kehilat Yedidya, Jerusalem, Israel

Feb. 5: Artist’s Salon Series, kick-off artist, B’nei Joshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL

Feb. 4: Private reading by invitation, home in Highland Park, IL

Feb. 3: Private reading by invitation, home in Wilmette, IL

2013

Sept. 13, 2013: “Wow. Gimmie. Thanks. Oops,” Yom Kippur Shiur, Kehillat Yedida, Jerusalem, Israel

2 Responses to “Appearances”

  1. Haim kassorla

    Love your prayers and qavanah. When will you be in/near Atlanta? Thanks.

    Reply
    • Alden

      I currently have no plans to be in Atlanta, sadly to say. If you know of a rabbi or synagogue that might be interested in hosting me, I’d appreciate the connection.

      Reply

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