Alden Solovy

Alden Solovy is a liturgist, author, journalist and teacher. He has written more than 600 pieces of new liturgy, offering a fresh new Jewish voice, challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, personal growth and prayer. His writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. Solovy’s teaching spans from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem to Limmud, UK, and synagogues throughout the U.S. The Jerusalem Post called his writing “soulful, meticulously crafted.” Huffington Post Religion said “…the prayers reflect age-old yearnings in modern-day situations.” Solovy is a three-time winner of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism. He made aliyah to Israel in 2012, where he hikes, writes, teaches, and learns. His work has appeared in Mishkan R'Fuah: Where Healing Resides (CCAR Press, 2012), L'chol Z'man v'Eit: For Sacred Moments (CCAR Press, 2015), Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe (CCAR Press, 2015), and Gates of Shabbat, Revised Edition (CCAR Press, 2016). He is the author of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, to be published by CCAR Press in 2017.
 
Meet the Author of This Grateful Heart: Alden Solovy Watch the video below to hear what Alden has to say about suffering and its aftermath:
   

 
 
 
 CCAR Press works include:
       
This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day   Gates of Shabbat: A Guide for Observing Shabbat   Mishkan Hanefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe   L'chol Z'man v'Eit: For Sacred Moments   Mishkan R'fuah, Where Healing Resides
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