Kol Rinah to welcome back Hazzan Joanna Dulkin for special weekend


Kol Rinah will welcome Hazzan Joanna Dulkin back to St. Louis for Shabbat events Feb. 17 and 18. 

Dulkin serves at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka, Minn. She previously served the Jewish Center of Princeton, N.J., and Kol Rinah’s legacy congregation, Shaare Zedek Synagogue. She received her Master of Sacred Music and Investiture degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and completed the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Cantorial Leadership Program. An honors graduate of Stanford University, Dulkin is an officer of the Cantors Assembly and was on the editorial committee of Siddur Lev Shalem.

On Friday, Feb. 18, Kol Rinah will host a musical Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 p.m. led by Dulkin with Rabbis Noah Arnow and Scott Shafrin and Kol Rinah Engagement Coordinator Karen Kern. At 7:30 p.m. guests can take part in a Shabbat dinner (RSVP required, cost and signup TBA), followed at 8:30 p.m. with learning and singing with Dulkin.

On Saturday, Feb. 19, Dulkin will lead Shabbat morning services at 9 a.m. A Kiddush takes place at noon. Mincha/Maariv is at 5:15 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a musical Havdalah with Dulkin, followed by wine and dessert reception. At 7 p.m. there will be a singing circle with Dulkin. 

The weekend events are sponsored by the Leo and Sara Wolf Adult Education Fund and the Irvin and Dolores Rubin Music Fund. 

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