Upcoming Events

CCAR Press has created unique programs for you to host at your congregations, schools, libraries, and Jewish Community Centers. We believe that now, more than ever, is a time for conversation -- and we're here to help! Contact us with questions at info@ccarpress.org or (212) 972-3636 x243.
Browse the list below to find a Sacred Calling or Grateful Heart Event near you!
Scholar in Residence - Alden Solovy
Congregation Beth Emeth
Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2
300 W. Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802
On Friday, explore the relationship between prayer and experiencing holiness in your daily lives. On Saturday, using Alden's innovative "conceptual map of prayer," explore two elements of worship services: what's going on in prayer, and the impact on your intellectual and spiritual lives. On Sunday, enjoy a Liturgical Chevruta Brunch as you participate in facilitated paired-partner learning. This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day available for purchase on Sunday, April 2.
This program is open to the public. Find more information and RSVP for weekend events HERE. 

Prayer As Spiritual Resistance
Congregation Bonai Shalom
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:00 PM MST
1527 Cherryvale Road
Boulder, CO 80303 
How can prayer be interpreted and used as a tool for spiritual resistance? Join Congregation Bonai Shalom and Alden Solovy (author of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, which will be available for purchase) in exploring five ways to engage in prayer as spiritual resistance: healing the soul, bridging divides, tikun olam, political opposition, and political defiance. 
This program is open to the public. 

The Sacred Calling:
Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate 
Thursday, April 6 - Friday, April 7
Temple B'rith Kodesh
2131 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Join Temple B'rith Kodesh for a learning experience centered upon the award-winning book The Sacred Calling as the Temple welcomes home all the women clergy members who have served the congregation and surrounding communities throughout the years.
The panel discussion, happening on Friday, April 7 at 9:00 AM EST, will focus on the historical, sociological, and theological aspects of the historic ordination of women. Featured panelists include Rabbis Rosalind Gold, Judy-Cohen-Rosenberg, Alison Kobey, and Rebecca Gutterman, along with Rabbi Kelly Levy. 
Be sure to read about everything going on at TBT on both April 6 and April 7! For more information on Thursday's Congregational Dinner and Discussion with Rabbi Levy, Friday's Women in the Rabbinate Panel Discussion, or Shabbat Reception and Service on Friday night, please click here
Open to the public. Please RSVP by March 27 with this form, OR contact Terri Richardson at trichardson@tbk.org or (585) 244-7060 x229.  

Scholar-in-Residence Alden Solovy
Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape Street
Denver, CO 80220 
Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. He has written more than 600 pieces of new liturgy, offering a fresh new Jewish voice while challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, personal growth, and prayer.
Alden will be at Temple Emanuel on April 6th at 7:00 PM MST for a discussion of his book, This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, on April 7th at 7:30 PM MST for a d'rash during Traditional Worship, and will lead Torah study on April 8th at 9:00 AM MST.
Please join Temple Emanuel for these special events! For questions or to RSVP, contact Sarah Brown at brown@emanueldenver.org

Israel Book Launch for This Grateful Heart
60th Birthday Celebration for Alden Solovy!
Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 PM
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Murstein Synagogue 
Jerusalem, Israel
Alden Solovy is a liturgist, author, journalist, and teacher. He has written more than 600 pieces of new liturgy, offering a new Jewish voice while keeping alive the values of our tradition. His most recent collection, This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, presents an anthology of modern day psalms and prayers to lift us up, inspire our days, and mark our milestones. Dean Naamah Kelman will open the event, and Rabbi Don Goor will moderate.
All are welcome and encouraged to join in the celebrations! Reception begins at 6:30 PM, and event begins at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to info@ccarpress.org.