Mondays, March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 2024
12-1:30 p.m. EDT
$180 for four sessions
How do we magnify light in the midst of a world that appears to be darker and darker with war and hate? Hope. In this Ritualwell Immersion, we will examine Jewish texts about hope, using that learning as the basis of our writing. Our goal is to create poetry, prayers, or other texts that magnify the light of blessing leading to an expansion of personal and communal hope. Join Israeli-American poet liturgist Alden Solovy in writing hope in the face of profound darkness.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.