Spiritual Leader in Residence: Cantor Rosalie Will

Temple Shir Tikva is excited to welcome Cantor Rosalie Will as our Spiritual Leader in Residence!

Cantor Rosalie Will brings more than 25 years of experience in training song leaders, leading worship, and creating singing communities. After 17 years with Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD, she now consults congregations on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition, and she mentors clergy in the field. 

She is founder and 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 has just published a narrative trade 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. 

Rosalie 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).  She is a product of URJ Camps and NFTY, and received her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.


Who Moved My Melody? Worship Change in a New Era

6:15 PM Service in the Sanctuary, followed by 7:15 Shabbat Dinner and Conversation in Social Hall A

With a taste of worship moments that bring us together no matter our background, Cantor Rosalie Will will lead a creative, experiential service, followed by dinner and a conversation about the ways that we create meaning communal worship that is “perfectly imperfect” – where we build community by making space for one another’s sacred moments.

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Parashat Vayeshev: A deep, song filled, and open-hearted Shabbat Morning Study and Learning Sacred Gathering

8:30 AM in Person, Zoom, and Livestream
Join Cantor Will as she leads the Shabbat Morning Minyan and Torah study, helping us consider new ways of bringing life to services. We know the challenge created when Jacob favored Joseph with a coat. How can our prayer, our learning, our song be inviting and welcoming for everyone, no matter how we learn, how we meet the physical world, where we come from? Please consider joining us in person for bagels and coffee for this unique experience!

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Sunday Discussion with Cantor Rosalie Will

9:00 AM in person and Zoom

Join Cantor Will as she bring us all together to integrate what we have learned through these worship experiences as she helps us consider how to bring these into our practices.

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