March 20, 2021, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Next Year in Jerusalem: The Seder as a Rehearsal for Redemption
Saturday, March 20 at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom
What happens when we tell the same story year after year for generations? It becomes our ethos and mythology, implying that the final chapters of the story have yet to be written. Where does that story lead? Join Liturgist Alden Solovy for a look at the Seder, its symbols and its script –the Hagaddah – to understand the annual drama of Passover.
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An American Israeli liturgist, poet, author and educator, Alden is the Liturgist-in-Residence for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. His writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. His teaching spans from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem to synagogues throughout North America, as well as Leo Baeck College in London and Limmud Conferences in the U.S., Canada and the UK. He is the author of four books. Alden’s work is anthologized in 15 volumes from Jewish, Christian and Catholic publishers. Alden also writes for Ritualwell, RavBlog and the Times of Israel. He’s a three-time winner of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism and the founder of ManKind Project Israel. Find his latest work at ToBendLight.com. In 2012, Alden made aliyah to Jerusalem.