Cantor Rosalie Will

Cantor Rosalie Will

Cantor Rosalie Will is the URJ’s director of worship and music. She previously served as the cantor at Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD.

Songs and Videos for Celebrating Simchat Torah

Cantor Rosalie Will
October 8, 2020
One of most wonderful aspects of Simchat Torah is celebrating the joy of children and families dancing and singing with our Torah scrolls.  While we will be unable to dance together in person, we invite you to play the following videos or audio files and dance in your homes. 

Stories We Tell: God's Miracle

Cantor Rosalie Will
After 40 years in the desert, the Israelites reached the Land of Canaan. When they got there, they saw wheat and trees and fruit—things they had never seen before after spending their lives in the desert. But one woman remembers her mother describing plants and how they grow, so how does she explain it to her daughter? Cantor Rosalie Will retells the story. For a written version of the story, see “Gods Miracles” by Rabbi Edward H. Garsek in Three Times Chai: 54 Rabbis Tell Their Favorite Stories edited by Laney Katz Becker.

Stories We Tell: Chiribim

Cantor Rosalie Will
Years ago, the Chiribim and Chiribam families were enemies--but, the feud had been going on for so long that nobody could even remember how it began! Eventually, the rabbi decided that he would bring the families together and urge them to make peace. He asked both families to meet him in the forest, but after forgetting his glasses, the plan became difficult to carry through. Was the rabbi able to bring the families together? Cantor Rosalie Will retells the story. You can find a written version of the story in Stories for Peace by Mark Binder.