“It was fantastic to learn from Alden and to get to know him. Our communities loved it, our clergy loved it and I loved it.” – Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville, Texas
“Alden Solovy brings a unique combination of spiritual depth, accessibility and partnership to any community to which he is invited. His honesty, creativity and love of Torah and Tefillah were on display when he served as our liturgist in residence this past year. He inspired everyone with his passion and integrity. He will be an asset to any community that is fortunate enough to welcome him.” – Rabbi Joseph R. Black, Temple Emanuel, Denver, Colo.
“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, California, and President, CCAR
“Alden Solovy served as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. He shared his deeply spiritual and moving liturgical poems interwoven throughout our Kabbalat Shabbat service and helped us to prepare for Shabbat through the lens of a wonderful conversation about our prayer lives. Participants found Alden insightful and felt that, through their conversations, he was able to articulate things that had been just beyond their words. Alden left everyone feeling inspired.” – Cantor Jeri Robins, MJEd, Shabbat Chair, NewCAJE6
“Alden engaged us in conversation regarding prayer and the challenge of making it meaningful, real and spiritual. We look forward to a future visit.” – Rabbi Leonard Zukrow, Temple Beth El, Munster, Ind.
“With enthusiasm and empathy, Alden radiates the love of prayer. Our students couldn’t get enough of his passion and insights. His teaching added an important layer to our core curriculum.” – Rabbi Shelton Donnell, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem
“Alden’s energetic and inquisitive teaching style engages and challenges participants to think and inquire, creating a true learning dialogue.” – Lori B. Sagarin, Director of Congregational Learning, Temple Beth Israel, Skokie, Illinois
“The honesty and simplicity of Alden’s words reach just the place where the soul knows joy and sorrow and where God’s spirit draws us to prayer. I count myself grateful and blessed that Alden’s prayers from his faith tradition find a home in my own and in the hearts of my Christian readers.”– Pastor Austin Fleming, Parish Priest, Archdiocese of Boston; author of Prayerbook for Engaged Couples
“Alden speaks with an authentic voice, drawing others into deep dialogue about prayer, liturgy, ritual and worship. The response to his teaching was immediate. Our students want more.” – Nancy Lewitt, Head of Student Life, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem
“Alden led a class on prayer to a group of teenagers that I mentored. The conversation went to many dynamic and interesting places. The process resulted in a powerful prayer that the group co-wrote. It was awesome.” – Rachel Goldberg, former Director of Youth Programs, Beth Emet-The Free Synagogue, Evanston, Illinois
“Alden Solovy is a craftsman of words. I wish I’d had some of these prayers when I needed them most. I look forward to using his thoughtful tefilot in my own davening.” – Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
“Joining us for a Shabbat service this past fall, Alden shared his poetry generously with the congregation. Alden beautifully offered a ‘prayer d’rash,’ in which he lovingly wove together poetry, life experience and the weekly Torah portion. What a delight!” – Rabbi Cindy Enger, Congregation Or Chadash, Chicago
“Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing speaks from a place of deep spiritual connection to people of all faiths. It’s a collection inspired by the ancient Jewish yearning for God that speaks to us all.” – Susan Diamond, Founder/Publisher, Prayables, and Contributing Publisher/Editor, Beliefnet
“A loving guide for people searching for a way forward.” – Rabbi Susan Silverman, author of Casting Lots: How Raising My Children Helped Me Find God
“Authentic, honest, and alive… With prayers for every season and circumstance, this book brings God into everyday life. It touched my heart deeply and awakened me to God’s presence all around.” – Rev. Dr. Margaret Benefiel, adjunct faculty, Andover Newton Theological School; author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader
“This beautiful book of prayers offers a masterful set of conversations with God. Alden’s writing is elegant and inspiring.” – Rabbi William H. Lebeau, former vice-chancellor for Rabbinic development and immediate past dean of the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary; senior consultant for Rabbinic and Institutional Leadership for the Rabbinical Assembly