Scholar in Residence – Cantor Rosalie Will

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Cantor Rosalie Will consults congregations on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition and change and mentors clergy in the field, trains song leaders, leads worship, and creates singing communities. She also serves as the Director of Worship and Music for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Rosalie served from 2001 until 2017 as Cantor of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland, just north of Washington DC immediately after being invested Cantor from the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.  She is a product of URJ Camps and NFTY and received her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is a Synagogue 3000 Fellow, is a Partner in the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health and is a past Vice-President for Member Relations of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC). She is frequently asked to write or present workshops on worship trends, serve on panels, and teach song leading to teens and adults.  Through PresenTense, an incubator for young Jewish social entrepreneurs she launched a project called Kesher Shir: a venture which brings together Jewish musicians from diverse backgrounds to study, collaborate, and create meaningful music that will enrich and enliven worship and strengthen communities.

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