Join us for a special program with writer, author and Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm. at Temple Beth-El Las Cruces.
Alden will lead “Discover Your Personal Prayer,”a hands-on workshop focused on creating personal prayers. Participants will start by writing their own six-word prayer, and then go deeper to look at how our own "deepest desires" can be expressed in our own words.
Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. A liturgist and poet, his work has been used by people of all faiths throughout the world. He’s written more than 600 pieces of new liturgy, offering a fresh new Jewish voice, challenging the boundaries that often separate poetry, meditation, personal growth and prayer. He’s a teacher, a writing coach and an award-winning essayist and journalist. His ELI talk, “Falling in Love with Prayer” was recently released.
Alden’s writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. As a result, he deepened his exploration of meditation, poetry, liturgy and personal prayer as a healing, spiritual practice. His third book, This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, was recently released by CCAR Press. His prayers appear regularly on www.reformjudaism.org and RitualWell.org. His latest prayers are available at www.tobendlight.com.
This program is being supported by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso and by congregants who are co-sponsoring this program.