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.

Hallel for the Hostages

Since Covid, reciting the festival Hallel — Psalms 113-118 — in times of distress has been a recurrent theme in ...

Yom HaShoah, תשפ’ד

A Yom HaShoah prayer-poem for 5784, in the form of a vision, imagining how the souls of murdered in the ...

When Will We Sing?

Tradition holds that the newly-freed Israelites crossed the Red Sea on the seventh day of their journey. With Pharoah’s army ...

Elijah and Miriam: Two Poems for Passover 2024

Here are two new prayer poems for Passover 2024 in the light of the October 7, 2023, invasion, massacre, and ...

Posters, Necklaces and Graffiti

A prayer poem for the hostages held in Gaza, abducted by Hamas on October 7. We pray for their health, ...

To Hope Again

A prayer poem about the pain of losing hope and the struggle to find hope again, turning to the most ...

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

Thirteen Hamas hostages were released on Friday evening, the first of a planned set of four releases, totaling 50 hostages ...

Thirty Days

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

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 ...

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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