Wetzler, Rosalie

Rosalie Wetzler, Born Brooklyn NY in 1914. Died, 1973. Synagogue music director, conductor, pianist, organist, cantorial coach, Jewish music radio personality and life long Jewish music educator. Conducted Rosalie Wetzler Choirs. Prepared and conducted vocal quartets for Long Island synagogues and as a member of the Jewish Music Forum in NYC. In the 1950’s and 1960’s was a pioneer in bringing many new works of Jewish music by Freed, Weiner, Binder, Ephros, Janowski to NY congregations. One recording: “Our Temple Music” (out of print). Sang soprano with The Gotham Singers octet in the first NY performance (March 19, 1956 at The Jewish Museum) of Max Janowski’s Avinu Malkenu. In addition to her work as a synagogue music director and educator, Rosalie Wetzler hosted a weekly Sunday morning radio program of Jewish music from Israel and around the world on WBAB, Babylon, NY. (circa 1965?-1971?)