Reimagine Torah. Reimagine Prayer.

Torah as poetry. Poetry as Torah. Prayer with heart and soul. Alden Solovy is a modern-day piytan, a traveling poet/preacher/teacher who uses Torah and verse to engage and inspire. Alden embodies the intersection of scholarship and heart. A new voice for ancient yearnings, his prayer-poems will resonate with your soul. His presence is sought after in Jewish spiritual spaces around the world.

Light from Beyond

A Hanukkah poem about light. The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies — where I am the Liturgist in Residence — ...

Al Hanism, 5784

On Hanukkah it’s traditional to add Al Hanisim, “About the Miracles,” to the Amidah and the Grace after Meals. How ...

Thirteen Birds

Emilia Alony, 5, reunited with her grandmother. Thirteen Hamas hostages were released on Friday evening, the first of a planned ...

Thirty Days

This is a prayer / poem for the shloshim of the massacred on Oct. 7, the traditional marker of thirty days ...

The Court of the Captives

This is a prayer poem for all of the hostages in Gaza. We at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies ...

Jerusalem Still Stands

Two weeks have somehow passed since Israel was attacked and invaded. Jews around the world are now targets, as well ...

Nothing Left but Tears

A new song in response to the terror invasion into Israel by Hamas. Lyrics by Alden Solovy, Music by Sue ...

Tears and Rain: A Prayer for Success in War

On Shemini Atzeret — combined with Simchat Torah here in Israel — we began to say tefilat geshem the prayer ...

War on Simchat Torah

Shabbat Simchat Torah 5784 / 2023. I’ve been inside a bomb shelter more today than in the entire 11.5 years ...

The Sound of Holiness

What do we hear when we listen to the shofar? The sound of holiness? But what does that mean? Perhaps ...

For the People of Morocco (After the Earthquake)

Two prayers for the people of Morocco as the death toll rises after the recent earthquake. I first posted these ...

Hallel in Peril

As we approach Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Monday evening and Tuesday, how can we recite Hallel — joyous psalms of praise ...

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“Alden has become one of Reform Judaism’s master poet-liturgists…" - Religion News Service, Dec. 23, 2020

“Mesmerizing, spiritual, provocative, and thoughtful, Alden was everything you would want in a guest scholar and teacher.” – Rabbi Denise L. Eger, Congregation Kol Ami, Los Angeles, and Past President, CCAR

"Alden Solovy has become one of the most revered liturgists of the last decade…" - Jewish Post & Opinion, March 29, 2023

“Alden left everyone feeling inspired.” – Cantor Jeri Robins, Shabbat Chair, NewCAJE6