30 2018

Alden Solovy - The Art and Act of Prayer

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Temple Beth-El 3980 Sonoma Springs Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88011
575-524-3380 (Phone)
575-521-8111 (Fax)

Contact Larry Karol
575-524-3380 (Phone)
575-521-8111 (Fax)

Join us as writer, author and Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy speaks on "The Art and Act of Prayer" on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 7:30 pm,  In this presentation, he shares the foundations of his own approach to prayer in Jewish tradition and what guides him to create new prayers.

    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.