Rosalie is the Director of Worship for the URJ Biennial and on the URJ Faculty of Expert Practitioners, and is on Faculty of Hava Nashira, a songleading institute of the URJ. She consults with clergy and congregations on issues of worship and music. She is a Synagogue 3000 Fellow and is also a past Vice-President of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC). Through PresenTense, an incubator for young Jewish social entrepreneurs, she has launched a non-profit business called Kesher Shir: bringing together Jewish musicians from diverse backgrounds to study and to create meaningful music which will enrich worship and strengthen communities.
Her husband, Jason, is a Senior Vice President in Research Division of The Glover Park Group. The two met at the URJ Kutz Camp and have two daughters Tahlia and Arielle.
"Intention is centering. To have intention; in work, in play, in love, in prayer - is to tune up the noise, to create a harmony of calm thoughts and ideas in order to move forward. To me it's not about pushing aside all distraction, it's using the reality of the world to wrap in a clear thought and focus in order to move forward." - Cantor Rosalie Boxt
"Prayer and song provide hope. The blending of voices, or the tug of a melody that cracks you open, or the abandonment to joy and gratitude that music provides is what calls me to my work and to my prayer." - Cantor Rosalie Boxt
"Keeping focused and clear is always a struggle - as a shaliach (leader) as well as a pray-er. To learn how others in our sacred work find meaning, to observe the fearlessness with which some of my colleagues approach the mystery and unknown will give me strength to continue on my path of clarity and intentionality in all that I do." - Cantor Rosalie Boxt