A rising star in the national arena, Hazzan Joanna Dulkin joined The Jewish Center in Princeton, NJ during the summer of 2013. During her seven-year tenure at Shaare Zedek synagogue of St. Louis, MO, she transformed the Friday night service, revamped the B'nai Mitzvah program, and created a family education program, among other initiatives.
The New Jersey Jewish News described Cantor Dulkin as “a Conservative cantor deeply rooted in the Reform movement’s ‘songleader tradition.’
Originally from Palo Alto, CA, Cantor Dulkin is an honors graduate of Stanford University, where she studied English, sang a cappella, and led community High Holiday services at Hillel. After working for several years as an independent Jewish music educator and performer, Hazzan Dulkin entered the Jewish Theological Seminary's H.L. Miller Cantorial School and earned her Masters of Sacred Music and Investiture in 2004, receiving the Hazzan David J. Leon Prize for a graduate demonstrating promise in the cantorial field. She was the founding Music Director at Camp Ramah Darom, is a published writer and composer and currently serves on the Rabbinical Assembly's committee to create a new prayer book for the Conservative movement.
Hazzan Dulkin is married to Rabbi Dr. Ryan Dulkin, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin and Marshall University in Lancaster, PA. The couple has two sons and resides in Princeton, NJ.