Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Publishing Credits

Solo Volumes from CCAR Press

These Words: Poetic Midrash on the Language of Torah (forthcoming, pre-orders available) Liturgist Alden Solovy distills Torah to its essence: delving into the etymology, translation, and usage of individual words, providing insights into familiar texts. The discussion of each of the seventy words in this volume is followed by a poem a “poetic midrash” inspired by and interpreting each word, from b’reishit (“in beginning”) to shamayim (“heavens”) to zachor (“remember”).

This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine in Poetry and Prayer Prayers, poetry, and meditations inspired by encounters with God, both divine moments in our sacred texts, as well as sacred moments in our daily lives. This book completes a trilogy with This Grateful Heart and This Joyous Soul.

This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings provides a resounding yet contemporary voice, weaving new inspiration into traditional prayer. Structured around the morning service, this collection invites a deeply personal prayer experience to strengthen our connection to the siddur, while inspiring us to make it our own.

This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day offers an anthology of modern day psalms and prayers to lift us up, inspire our days, and mark our milestones. For clergy, it offers supplementary material for use in services and life cycle rituals; for the individual, this collection can serve as a way to give voice to the joys and sorrows of everyday life.

Solo Volumes from Kavanot Press

hagaddahcompanion1jewishprayers1-150x150Hagaddah Companion: Meditations and Readings (2014)

Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing (2013)

CCAR Press volumes with Alden’s work

The Year of Mourning: A Jewish Journey (2023)

Prophetic Voices: Renewing and Reimagining Haftarah (2023)

Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells (2020)

Mishkan T’shuva: High Holy Day Machzor for the World Union for Progressive Judaism (2019)

Mishkan Avielut: Where Grief Resides (2019)

Gates of ShabbatGates of Shabbat: A Guide for Observing Shabbat (2016)

Mishkan HaNefesh, Machzor for the Days of Awe (2015)

Mishkan R’Fuah: Where Healing Resides (2013)

mishkan_rgcofuah_coverxL’chol Z’man v’Eit: For Sacred Moments, Rabbi’s Manual (2015)Mishkan Hanefesh

Anthologies including Alden’s work

Books by Anita Diamantimage

Saying Kaddish (Anita Diamant, Schocken, 2019)

Choosing a Jewish Life (Anita Diamant, Schocken, 2016)

Not by MightBooks by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Am Yisrael Chai: Essays, Prayers, and Poems (UJA-NYC, 2023)

When We Turned Within: Reflections on COVID-19 (UJA-NYC, 2020)

Not by Might: Channeling the Power of Faith to End Gun Violence (Rabbis Against Gun Violence, 2016)

The Hope: American Jewish Voices in Support of Israel (2014)

Other Books including his work

Siddur of Reentering (The Covenant Foundation, 2023)

Siddur Na’aseh v’Nishma (Makom Shelanu Congregation, Fort Worth, 2023)

Siddur Shirat HaLev: The City Shul Community Prayerbook (City Shul of Toronto, 2022)

Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age: Our Traditions Reimagined (Albion-Andalus Books, 2021)

שנאת חנם: A Resource Guide for Rabbis & Others on the first anniversary of the attack at Tree of Life Synagogue” (American Jewish Committee, 2019)

Of Womb and Tomb: Prayer in Time of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth (GIA Publications, 2019)

Bulletproofing the Psyche: Preventing Mental Health Problems in Our Military and Veterans (Praeger, 2018)

Seasons of Hope: Prayers & Reflections on Aging (Little Sisters of the Poor, 2014)

Men Pray front.inddMachzor L’Yamim Noraim: A Prayerbook for the Days of Awe (Hallmark Jewish Committee, Chicago, 2014)

Men Pray (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2013)

Awards and recognition (selected)

2019-2024 Liturgist-in-Residence, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

2016 ELI talks fellow, “Falling in Love with Prayer

2015 Liturgist-in-Residence, National Havurah Committee Summer Institute

Jewish Book Council, Network Author, 2014-2015

Jewish Book Council LogoEditorial Writing, Peter S. Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, The Chicago Headline Club, 2004

Column/Commentary, Peter S. Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, The Chicago Headline Club, 1998

Column/Commentary, Peter S. Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, The Chicago Headline Club, 1996

Other selected publications including Alden’s work

CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly (Fall, 2019)

Sacred Journey Journal Summer 2011JWW Women of Congo and SudanPrayers of Comfort (Palliative Care Dept., University of Michigan Health System, 2012)

Sacred Journey, The Journal of Fellowship in Prayer, Summer 2011

Bechol Lashon

High Holiday Prayers (Bechol Lashon, 2011)

Book of Blessings, High Holidays 5772 (Jewish World Watch, 2011)

Articles, Quotes, Art and Reviews

For a list of articles written by Alden, click here

For a list of articles quoting Alden, click here

For a list of reviews of Alden’s work, click here

To see videos, hear music and see art of Alden’s work, click here

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