To book Alden to teach, speak or help conduct services at your synagogue or community organization, send an email to me. Ask me for my full list of classes and workshops, which are available in Israel and the U.S., or we can create something new together. Here are testimonials from rabbis, educators and scholars.
Let’s Create Prayer Experiences
Liturgist-in-residence – Custom programs ranging from a focused weekend event to a year-long series of activities, including readings, adult workshops, youth programs and worship.
Prayer Workshops – Sessions for adults and youth to deepen the personal connection and understanding of prayer. Recent workshops include: “Prayers the Rabbis Never Imagined,” “‘Wow-ling’ to G-d, Finding Excitement in Prayer” and “Tension and Intention in Prayer.” Please check out my Speaking Schedule.
Writing Workshops – Sessions that encourage the creation and expression of prayer and spiritually-based writing of all kinds. Formats include classroom, workshop, collaborative learning and master-classes.
Readings – Programs combining prayers with original short fiction, tailored to the setting, time of year and spirit of the event. A unique approach to teaching Torah, a “Prayer Drash” uses poetry and prayer to bring out themes and insights from sacred texts.
Commissioned liturgy – Prayers commissioned for private or synagogue use, such as a dedication or special anniversary. Credits include: “On Spiritual Service,” written for the installation of Andrea London as the senior rabbi at Beth Emet.
Writing coach and editor – Professional assistance to writers with structuring, developing and conceptualizing their work. Services include writing/rewriting, developmental editing and substantive/line editing.
Artistic collaboration – Projects developed jointly with other artists, such as musicians, singers, songwriters, dancers and graphic artists. Recent projects include new High Holiday chazanut with Cantor Erin Frankel and AJ Luca resulting in two music videos. Other projects include music with Rabbi Larry Karol and “Three Prayers” a combination of my prayers with cello music by Desiree Miller and dance choreographed and performed by Lin Kahn performed at Jerusalem’s First Station.
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