Cantor Rosalie Boxt

roseRosalie Boxt currently serves as Cantor of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland, just north of Washington DC. Cantor Boxt was invested Cantor from the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2001. Before entering Cantorial School she worked for the URJ in NFTY Programs in Israel. A long-time NFTY, Goldman Union Camp, and Kutz Camp Songleader, she co-edited the Shireinu Chordster, published Fall 2000. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she attended the University of Pennsylvania as a Jewish Studies Major, Theatre Minor.

Rosalie also serves as the URJ Worship Advisor and Biennial Worship Director. She is a Synagogue 3000 Fellow, and is a Partner in the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health. She is also a past Vice-President for Member Relations of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC). Through PresenTense, an incubator for young Jewish social entrepreneurs and ConnectGens of the DC-JCC, she has launching a non-profit business called Kesher Shir: a venture which brings together Jewish musicians from diverse backgrounds to study, collaborate, and create meaningful music which will enrich and enliven worship and strengthen communities. She currently mentors cantors in the field and consults congregations on issues of worship and music.

Her husband, Jason, is a Senior Vice President in Research Division of The Glover Park Group 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.