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Aleinu: Writing Social Justice Liturgy

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Aleinu Series

We live in a time when social action is deeply necessary. Prayers, kavannot, and poetry can be a strengthening source of support for social justice work. Each session of this immersion will center around either a feeling (outrage, despair, hope) and/or events you can serve with your writing (e.g., rallies, Shabbat services, memorials, and any upcoming events you may have). We will look at examples of this type of writing from Ritualwell and other sources and share our own works in progress. We will also enjoy an inspiring visit from activist and poetry-loving rabbi Ellen Lippmann.

Trisha Arlin is a liturgist, writer, performer, and student of prayer in Brooklyn, NY. She has served as a liturgist, scholar, and artist in residence and taught for venues including the National Havurah Committee’s Summer Institute, Ritualwell.org, Haggadot.com, and for synagogues around the country. She is a builder of Bayit’s Liturgical Arts project. Trisha received a BA in Theater from Antioch College in 1975 and an MFA in Film (Screenwriting) in 1997 from Columbia University. In 2009/2010, Trisha was an Arts Fellow at the Drisha Institute. In 2011, she graduated from the sixth cohort of the Davennen Leadership Training Institute (DLTI). Trisha’s liturgy has been used in services, for ritual occasions, and at venues of many denominations nationwide. She is the author of Place Yourself: Words of Poetry and Intention (a collection of liturgy and kavannot). Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, siddurim, and collections of liturgy and can be found online at TrishaArlin.com, Ritualwel.org, and opensiddur.org.

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.


November 9
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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