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Listen to the Unplugged with Alan Goodis: Featuring Cantor Rosalie Boxt at Reformjudaism.org
Do you love music? Want to learn more about songleading and make music with like-minded artists?
Music lovers, camp song leaders, cantors, teens, and interested musicians are invited to join us for the LIVE "After Show" of Unplugged following the release of each podcast. These podcasts features live acoustic performances, interviews, and conversation about songwriting, songleading, and music making, hosted by well-known musician Alan Goodis. This month, join us live* with Cantor Rosalie Boxt sharing her story and her music.
Unplugged with Alan Goodis is hosted by well-known musician Alan Goodis and produced by the URJ Youth Department in partnership with NFTY Nashir, Hava Nashira at OSRUI, URJ Kutz Camp songleading track, and the American Conference of Cantors.
Alan is a touring Jewish musician playing over 150 events a year. Born and raised in Toronto, Alan is a proud product of URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute. Noted for his dedication to building relationships and community through music, Alan tours throughout the US to serve as an Artist-In-Residence and performer at Temples, Youth Conventions, and Jewish summer camps.
In 2009, Alan’s self-titled debut album launched him onto the Jewish music scene with its powerful vocals and bold melodies. Alan is a strong presence in the Reform Jewish movement to engage and empower Jewish youth and adults through music. He’s served as Musical Director for NFTY International Convention and on faculty Hava Nashira. In 2011, he developed Nashir: an NFTY Teen Songleading Institute in partnership with the URJ to provide meaningful Songleader training to high school students. Alan has been a featured performer and presenter at URJ Biennials and the Wexner Foundation. In 2014, Alan released his long-awaited full-length studio album “This Place.” Early this year Alan was named to Chicago Jewish 36 under 36. He lives in Chicago with his wife Codi.
Rosalie 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.