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Enjoy Havdalah over small bites and sweets at the Bethesda home of WHC members as we say farewell to Shabbat and pray for peace for our world. We invite you to join with fellow WHC Gen Xers and our Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy, who will give us a private reading from his collected works of prayer poetry. He’ll be open to questions and conversation about his journey of becoming a liturgist, his journey of making Aliyah to Jerusalem, and his writing process.
Space is limited and registration is required (address will be provided upon confirmation).
About Alden Solovy
Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. An American Israeli liturgist, poet, lyricist, author, and educator, Alden is the Liturgist-in-Residence for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. His writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. His teaching spans from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem to synagogues throughout North America, as well as Leo Baeck College in London and Limmud Conferences in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.
He’s the author of five books of new liturgy in English, including a trilogy of poetic prayer books from CCAR Press: This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine with Poetry and Prayer, along with This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings and This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. Alden’s work is anthologized in 15 volumes from Jewish, Christian, and Catholic publishers. Alden also writes for Ritualwell, RavBlog and the Times of Israel. He’s a three-time winner of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism and the founder of ManKind Project Israel. In 2012, Alden made Aliyah to Jerusalem. Find his latest work at ToBendLight.com.
Saturday, March 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gen X, Shabbat, Worship Service
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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