A weekend with Cantor Rosalie Will is a weekend of beautiful singing, powerful conversations and meaningful reflection.

 

In just a few short days, Cantor Will inspired us to think deeply about our passion for Jewish worship and music. She presented new musical settings to us in accessible ways and breathed new life into the old standby’s.

 

A weekend with Cantor Will is a true blessing for any community.

Rabbi Ben Zeidman
Temple Mount Sinai
El Paso, TX

Are you looking to reinvigorate or reimagine worship in your community as we move into a dynamic and innovative future? Rosalie can work with clergy and lay leaders to support and strengthen your existing goals, as well as invite new questions and reflection to better position your community to deepen your engagement in worship and relationship building.

Offering a strong background in congregational worship participation, transformative and creative tefilot experiences, as well as extensive work with clergy teams, Rosalie can create opportunities for deep learning and sustainable growth that will have an impact beyond her visit. 

Rosalie is known throughout the Reform Movement as someone who brings innovative ideas to worship while honoring the minhagim--traditions of the place. She will work collaboratively to discover where your musical and worship traditions are a gateway to explore deepening prayer experiences.

 

Possibilities include:
 

  • Leading Friday night worship, with a clergy partner(s) in the congregation, or alone.
     

  • Worship leading or teaching within or immediately following worship on the newest trends in worship music, congregational singing, movement and meditation, including diverse and marginalized communities, disabilities inclusion, and the like.
     

  • Prepare, time allowing, to work with and adult choir.
     

  • Teach a Shabbat morning adult study on Jewish Music, Trends in Worship, Changes to our Prayerbook and Jewish music, Inclusion (accessibility, special needs, diversity) in Worship and Congregational life, or other topics that can be developed collaboratively.
     

  • Leading sessions with lay and clergy teams: worship committees, boards of trustees, lay leaders about worship and music, navigating change and transition, thinking about accessibility issues and inclusion, diverse populations of color or other disenfranchised communities.
     

  • Training young songleaders, or lay services leaders on basic worship and music teaching, and communal singing engagement
     

  • Session on social justice music and justice leading
     

  • Present a concert, alone or with other guests, of any amount of diverse repertoire from Jewish to secular, with stories, iyunim, poetry to complement the experience. 

 

Rosalie is open to any additional ideas you may have and will try to provide you any resources and assistance you might require. Email her to start planning.

Testimonials from clergy and lay people are available upon request, as is referrals from the URJ Senior Leadership to her work as the URJ Director of Music and Worship.