The Art and Act of Prayer: An Evening with Alden Solovy

December 10, 2017 North Chelmsford Free
Alden Solovy (Courtesy photo: Michele Chabin)
Alden Solovy (Courtesy photo: Michele Chabin)

The Congregation Shalom community in Chelmsford is pleased to invite all interested to join them for an inspiring evening with renowned liturgist Alden Solovy. Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. A liturgist and poet, he’s written more than 650 pieces of new liturgy, often challenging the boundaries between poetry, meditation, personal growth and prayer.

“Wow!” “Gimme.” “Thanks.” “Oops.” These are essential forms of prayer. We’ll look at examples of each as the doorway into a conversation about the purpose and power of prayer, using Alden’s innovative “Conceptual Map of Prayer.” What constitutes prayer? And what’s the nature of prayer? This special session will enliven our understanding of both the art and the act of prayer.

Alden Solovy’s writing has been praised by clergy across Judaism and other faiths.

The Jerusalem Post called his writing “soulful, meticulously crafted.” Huffington Post Religion said “…the prayers reflect age-old yearnings in modern-day situations.” His latest work is available at Copies of his third book, “This Grateful Heart,” recently published by CCAR Press, will be available for purchase.

A native Chicagoan, Alden moved to Israel in 2012. He has taught in synagogues and Limmud events in the U.S., the U.K. and Israel. He also teaches creative liturgy at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem.

Contact Congregation Shalom via phone at (978) 251-8091 or email

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Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Shalom
87 Richardson Rd
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
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