Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy


Eger CCAR TestimonialTo book Alden to teach, speak or help conduct services at your synagogue or community organization, send an email to me. Click here to download a PDF of my one-page speaker overview. You can also 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

Lewitt Teaching TestimonialLiturgist-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.

Goldberg TestimonialWriting 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.

Enger TestimonialCommissioned 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.


Contact Information

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6 Responses to “Booking”

  1. Mendel Weinberger

    I have been reading your work and I find I really resonate with your poetic approach. I am thinking maybe I can work with you to find my voice. I find I have intense spurts of inspiration followed my long dry spells. I am also very critical of my writing so don’t push to publish. What are your rates as a writing coach/ editor? Also I could use some marketing advice. All the best.

  2. Keeva Crelan

    I am so delighted that I have found you and your beautiful site, To Bend Light. As I approach Selichot and the High Holy Days, reading your inspiring prayers will illuminate my soul that much more. I intend to share your site with others and will make a donation IMO my son and brother.
    Thank you Alden.

    • tobendlight

      Thanks, Keeva. I appreciate your kindness. Please share the site, post links to specific prayers on Facebook and email links to friends. I’m pleased to have my prayers and stories read and used. B’shalom, Alden

  3. Stephanie Covitz

    Hi Alden,
    I’m a rabbinical student writing my thesis on healing liturgies. I’m really interested in including some of your work in my thesis and talking to you about your process? Could you please get in touch with me?
    Thanks so much,


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