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
We had the privilege of working with Cantor Will for our temple’s 60th Anniversary celebration. Cantor Will was a fabulous creative partner for our worship team as well as an inspiration to our members who worked with her and were part of our celebration. She enriched our prayer with her teaching and wisdom.
Cantor Will's experience, vision, and willingness to collaborate elevated this significant moment for our congregation. Working with Cantor Will really made the weekend a joy on all levels!
Rabbi Rick Kellner
Julie Sapper, Music Director
Beth Tikvah Congregation
Our congregation engaged Cantor Will to help guide us through a year-long process to determine what skill and abilities we were looking for in our first full time ordained cantor. Cantor Will was an exceptional resource and mentor as she guided our Klay Kodesh and our lay leadership through an intentional and thorough process she designed in consultation with our team. The result was not only the hiring of our first full time ordained cantor but also the complete buy-in from our community to the process.
I was honored to work with Cantor Will as a coach and mentor as my role as the Director of Music expanded in my temple community. Rosalie brings a wealth of knowledge, energy, and insight to her work with musicians of all ages. Her pulpit experience, musical skills, and connections to the wider Reform movement allow her to create learning experiences that are both grounded in Torah and Jewish values and also tailored to the individual.
Dr. Allan Friedman, Director of Music
Judea Reform Congregation
Faculty, Duke University
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 well-known 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 can be a gateway to exploring how to deepen prayer experiences.
Leading Friday night worship
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.
Teaching a Shabbat morning or lunch 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.
As a consultant, leading sessions on line or on site 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. Asking new questions, creating lasting systems and processes for communities to continue to grow and evolve, Rosalie’s consultancies can be a few months or a full year of development and support.
As a clergy coach, Rosalie has worked with soloists and cantors, as well as partnered clergy teams to both work on individual prayer skills, repertoire and program planning, working toward set goals, or helping sacred partners create a worship vision together, develop shared language of respect, and find new ways to approach thinking about deepening the spiritual life of the community
Rosalie is open to any additional ideas you may have and will try to provide you any resources and assistance you might require.
Rosalie is also an expert teacher of songleading for teens, young adults, and adults in the areas of religious school, worship, and communal events. She is the author of Songleading: A Work of Art, a trade book and resource for all stages of songleader experience.
Testimonials from clergy, lay people, and Jewish organization professionals are available upon request.