Rosalie Boxt

Director of Worship and Music

Union for Reform Judaism

Rosalie is the director of worship and music for the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest movement of Jews in North America. She also mentors clergy in the field and consults congregations and clergy on issues of worship and music. Rosalie served from 2001 until 2017 as cantor of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C., immediately after being invested cantor from the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.

She is a Synagogue 3000 Fellow, a partner in the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, and a past vice president for member relations of the American Conference of Cantors. Through PresenTense, an incubator for young Jewish social entrepreneurs and ConnectGens of the DC-JCC, she has launched a nonprofit business called Kesher Shir, a venture that brings together Jewish musicians from diverse backgrounds to study, collaborate, and create meaningful music which will enrich and enliven worship and strengthen communities.

Her husband, Jason, is executive vice president of Penn Shoen and Berland, providing public opinion research, message development and issue advocacy expertise. The two met at the URJ Kutz Camp and have two daughters, Tahlia and Arielle.

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