Cantor Rosalie Will
Cantor Rosalie Will brings more than 25 years of experience in training songleaders, leading worship, and creating singing communities. After 16 years with Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD, she now consults congregations on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition, visits congregations in Shabbat and weekend residencies to further explore new ideas of worship and prayer, and mentors clergy in the field.
She is founder and Executive Director of Sing Unto God, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to elevating the practice and promotion of meaningful worship and of singing together. She produces events which lead the cutting edge of worship and music thinking, trains communal singing professionals on best principles for communal singing as well as singing for justice, and just published a narrative book with Transcontinental Music Publishing entitled Songleading: A Work of Art. Rosalie also supports the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on issues of worship and music as a consultant.
Rosalie was ordained by the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of HUC-JIR in New York, and served as Vice-President for Member Relations of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC). She is a product of URJ Camps and NFTY, received her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in a Maryland suburb of DC with her daughters and her partner.