Ingredients of Prayer: Writing Contemporary Liturgy | Reconstructing Judaism

Ingredients of Prayer: Writing Contemporary Liturgy

In collaboration with Ritualwell

Facilitated by Liturgist Alden Solovy

Tuesdays, 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

$180 for five sessions

Join acclaimed liturgist Alden Solovy on a spiritual journey to deepen your core understanding of prayer and to hone your writing skills for creating new Jewish liturgy. This workshop — blending source study, discussion and in-class writing exercises — will be mystical, playful and practical. The course is accessible for individuals of all levels of knowledge about Jewish prayer and the siddur. This workshop will encourage experimentation, challenging participants to find their own authentic voice(s) of prayer.  

Alden Solovy has written more than 700 pieces of new liturgy, often challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, personal growth and prayer. Alden’s third book, This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, was released in March 2017 by CCAR Press. His other books are: Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing and Haggadah Companion: Meditations and Readings. Alden’s forthcoming book, This Joyous Voice: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings, is now available for advance purchase from CCAR Press. Explore Alden’s work here.