Upcoming Events

Browse the list below to find an event near you!
 
 
bookevents@ccarpress.org or (212) 972-3636 x243
 

 
  
 
         
The Rosenzweig Gallery Presents
"Sharing the Journey" 
Featuring Art by Mark Podwal 
 
Exhibit: January 20 - April 20, 2018
 
 
 Judea Reform Congregation
1933 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705
 
A special exhibit featuring Mark Podwal's collection of Passover inspired artwork, as seen in the book Sharing the Journey: The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family
 
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Visit any time on Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, or on Fridays from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
 
www.judeareform.org              
 

 
  
 
         
The Art and the Act of Prayer
A Conversation with Judaism's Most Inspiring Liturgist, Alden Solovy
 
Congregation Or Ami
26115 Mureau Road
Ste. B
Calabasas, CA 
   
        
Wedsday, April 18
7:00 - 9:00 PM PST
 
In conversation with liturgist Alden Solovy, Rabbi Kipnes will explore the impact of prayer on our intellectual and spiritual lives. Using Alden's innovative 'Conceptual Map of Prayer,' this special session will enliven our understanding of both the art and the act of prayer.
 
Everyone is welcome! Copies of Alden's most recent book, This Grateful Heart, will be available for purchase.  
 
 

 
  
 
         
Perspectives on the Promised Land
with Rabbi Lawrence Englander 
 
Part of a Special Lecture Series
 
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom
4100 Sherbrooke Street West
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1A5 
 
 
Wednesday, April 18
7:00 PM 
 
Israel has quickly become one of the most polarizing forces in the North American Jewish community. Join Rabbi Lawrence Englander, co-editor of The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism, for a discussion of how we might approach the subject of Zionism without widening the rifts in a world already much too divided.
 
Free for members. For more information, or to register, please contact Rosie at 541-937-3575 x213 or rosie@templemontreal.ca.
 
 

 
  
 
         
Old Words, New Vision:
What a 1,500-Year-Old Text Can Teach Us About Modern Zionism
A Study Session with Jesse Paikin 
 
Kol Ami
36 Atkinson Ave
Thornhill, ON L4J8C9 
   
        
Wednesday, April 18
7:00 - 8:30 PM EST
 
Jewish texts have  the power to transcend many borders: geographic, linguistic, cultural, and philosophical differences. In honor of Israel's Independence Day, Kol Ami will take a look at four stunning texts from the Talmud that have the power to define and inform a progressive religious approach to Israel. We'll learn what they have to say about participating in a communal project, upholding the dignity of human beings, optimistic leadership, and a willingness to confront divergent viewpoints.
 
This session will be led by Jesse Paikin, fifth-year rabbinical student and author of "Old Words, New Vision," a touching chapter from The Fragile Dialogue that studies the intersection of the old and the new in our opposing viewpoints of Zionism.
 
All are welcome to join! Copies of The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism will be available for purchase.  
 

 
  
 
         
Debating The Fragile Dialogue
A Special Panel Event on Israel and Liberal Zionism
 
Congregation Kol Ami
1200 N. LA Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA
90038 
 
 
Wednesday, April 18
7:00 PM PST
 
This special panel event will revolve around a discussion of The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices in Liberal Zionism, a new collection of essays that explores the diverse perspectives of the progressive Jewish community on Israel and Zionism.
 
This panel will be moderated by Kol Ami's founding rabbi, Rabbi Denise L. Eger. Participants will include the book's co-editor Rabbi Stanley M. Davids and three of the book's contributors; Dr. Joshua David Holo, Dean of HUC-JIR, and rabbinical students Max Chaiken and Eric Rosenstein.
 
The panel will be followed by a book signing. Copies of The Fragile Dialogue will be available for purchase. Invite family and friends via Facebook!
 
                         
 

 
  
 
         
Alden Solovy
at
Congregation Kol Ami
 
1200 N La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038 
 
 
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 PM -9:00 PM PST 
 
Join Rabbi Denise L. Eger and Kol Ami in welcoming the incomparable Alden Solovy as Shabbat Guest Speaker. Alden will discuss his new book, This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, as well as his recent reflections on life, Judaism, and Israel.
 
Shabbat services are open to everyone! No RSVP is necessary.
 
                         
 

 
  
 
         
Religion Out of the Box: Workshop with Alden Solovy
Part of a special Scholar-In-Residence Series
Sponsored by the Leanor Kretzer Legacy Gift
 
Temple Beth Hillel
124326 Riverside Drive
Valley Village, CA 91607
 
 
Sunday, April 22, 2018
9:45 AM -11:30 AM PST 
 
                         
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 and challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, personal growth, and prayer. Solovy's visit will include a hands-on workshop and an author book signing. Copies of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day will be available for purchase.  
 
Free and open to the public! Mandatory RSVP - Confirm your attendance now!
 
                         
 

 
  
 
         
An Evening of Learning with Special Guest Alden Solovy
            
 
Temple Beth Tikvah Fullerton
1600 N. Acacia Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831
 
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST 
 
                         
Alden Solovy has written more than 600 pieces of new liturgy, offering a fresh new Jewish voice and challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, personal growth, and prayer. Join him at Temple Beth Tikvah for his workshop "Nurturing a Prayerful Mind."
 
Copies of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day will be available for purchase.  
 
Free and open to the public! 
                         
                         
 

 
  
         
Alden Solovy:
Poet and Liturgist-in-Residence 
            
 
 Congregation Beth Emek
3400 Nevada Court
Pleasanton, CA 94566 
 
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 PM PST 
            
Poet and liturgist Alden Solovy will be visiting Congregation Beth Emek for a unique Shabbat program preceded by dinner and an adult educational discussion.
 
Alden will be sharing poetry from his most recent book, This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. If you have a copy, you are encouraged to bring it. Attendees will also receive a special promo code for discounted copies of the book.
 
Services begin at 8:00 PM. RSVP HERE.
 
RSVP & PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED BY 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 
 
For more information, contact Vicki Hubbard
 

  
         
Alden Solovy:
Liturgist, Author, Poet, and Teacher 
            
 
 Temple Isaiah
945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA 94549 
 
Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:45 AM - 2:30 PM PST
            
Join Alden Solovy for a day of learning at Temple Isaiah! All are welcome! RSVP to Daniella at Daniella@temple-isaiah.org.
 
 
Copies of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day will be available for purchase.
                             
 

 

 

Liturgist-in-Residence
Alden Solovy
Program supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso,
as well as by the generous gifts of Temple Beth-El congregants
              
Temple Beth-El
3980 Sonoma Springs Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011 
 
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:30 PM -9:30 PM MDT
 "The Art and the Act of Prayer"
                         
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:30 PM -9:00 PM MDT 
"Discovering Your Personal Prayer"
 
Copies of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day will be available for purchase.  
Free and open to the public!
 
Invite family and friends via Facebook! 
Monday, April 30th- The Art and the Act of Prayer
Tuesday, May 1st- Discovering Your Personal Prayer
                         
            
 

 
  
 
         
Talking About Israel: The Fragile Dialogue:
 
 
A CCAR Webinar
 

*Please note that this webinar has been postponed due to circumstances out of our control. We appreciate your understanding. 

 
Date: TBD - Thank you for your patience!
 
 
In celebration of the publication of the new CCAR Press book The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism, educators and clergy are invited to a special webinar conversation about the opportunities and challenges of Israel Education today. Co-sponsored by the CCAR, URJ, ARZA, and ARJE, this webinar will feature Rabbi Lisa Grant, PhD, Professor of Jewish Education at HUC-JIR/NY, Rabbi Reuven Greenvald, URJ Director of Israel Engagement, and Anne Berman-Waldorf (RJE), ARJE President and Director of Lifelong Education at Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction, NJ. Rabbi Hara Person, Publisher of CCAR Press and Chief Strategy Officer of the CCAR, will open the conversation, which will center around Professor Grant's profound chapter in The Fragile Dialogue, "Educating for Ambiguity" (which will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar). 
 

All registrants will receive a special promo code in their confirmation email, giving them a 30% discount on The Fragile Dialogue.           

Advance registration is required. To register, please click here. 
 
To share with family and friends, visit the Facebook event page here.