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The power of Cantor Rosalie Will's ministry is in bringing people together, drawing them to her but also to each other.


She blends diligent preparation with an approachable, collaborative manner, then tops it all off by meeting people where they are, improvising to meet the needs of the community that forms around her. And on top of that, she makes great music!

Rabbi Molly Weisel


Peninsula Sholom Temple

Burlingame, CA


Cantor Rosalie Will travels as cantor-in-residence, mentors clergy in the field and consults on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition and change. She is also founder and Executive Director of Sing Unto God, and serves as lead consultant for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on issues related to music and worship.  

Rosalie's career has been dedicated to elevating the congregational voice while maintaining communal rituals and customs, training young songleaders and cantors in areas of leadership and collaboration, and finding intersectionality among diverse communities of background and accessibility in prayer spaces.   With her decades of experience as a worship leader, consultant, performer, visionary and leader in new worship trends, she advises communities on how to create new ways to worship that honors tradition while fully-embracing the ways people gather today and will hope to gather in the future. 

Rosalie produces events which lead the cutting edge of worship and music thinking, trains communal singing professionals on best principles for engagement as well as singing for justice, and is the author of a narrative trade book with Transcontinental Music Publishing entitled Songleading: A Work of ArtShe is often asked to write or present workshops on worship trends, serve on panels, and teach songleading to teens and adults. 

From 2001 until 2017, Rosalie served as Cantor of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland, just north of Washington DC.  She was ordained from 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).  Rosalie is a product of URJ Camps and NFTY, and 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 husband.

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