Liturgical Workshop: Writing the Dead Sea Scrolls
May 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 22, 2023
Enter into the world of the ancient biblical scribe by using fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls as writing prompts. The scrolls and fragments found in Qumran, the oldest Hebrew-language manuscripts of the Bible, include prayer and poetic texts. These fragments will be our gateway to bridging the ancient and the modern by creating new poetry and psalms. Join poet liturgist Alden Solovy as we bring these scrolls to life as never before. We’ll learn about selected texts and then invigorate them with our writing. We’ll use a master class format of writing and critique.
Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. An American Israeli liturgist, lyricist, poet, author, and educator, Alden is the Liturgist-in-Residence for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Alden teaches prayer and spirituality throughout the world. Based in Jerusalem, his five solo books include This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day, This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings, and the newly released This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine with Poetry and Prayer, all published by CCAR Press. A regular contributor to Ritualwell and a member of the Ritualwell Immersion faculty, his work is anthologized in more than 20 other volumes across the religious spectrum. Alden also contributes regularly to RavBlog, ReformJudaism.org, and the Times of Israel. He’s a three-time winner of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism. Alden made aliyah to Jerusalem in 2012. See his work at www.tobendlight.com. Alden can be reached at email@example.com.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.