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Our Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy will join us on the bima to enrich our experience by reading some of his prayer poetry. He’ll also give a “Prayer Drash,” a davar Torah in poetry. It’s a joyful, musical Shabbat evening that fosters participation and connection. Come for Chevruta — an engaging Torah discussion with our clergy for adults and an activity for children. Our Shabbat service follows with live musical accompaniment, and the evening concludes with an oneg.
6:00 pm Chevruta
6:30 pm Service
Outdoor Oneg (weather permitting)
This service will take place in person at Temple. It will also be available via livestream.
If you will join us from home, you can follow along using the online version of Mishkan T’filah, our Shabbat prayer book.
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.
If you plan to join us in person, please review our health and safety protocols.
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This event is presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
Friday, March 4
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shabbat, Worship Service
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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