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Nikki DeBlosi

PhD '10, MA '03

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Named in 2015 by the Jewish Daily Forward as one of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis, Rabbi Nikki Lyn DeBlosi is passionately dedicated to pluralist Judaism, feminism, and LGBTQ rights. She holds a BA summa cum laude in Women's Studies from Harvard University. She has taught in the Religious Studies, Performance Studies, and Expository Writing Departments at NYU and currently serves as rabbi, educator, and pastoral counselor at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life here at New York University. A convert to Judaism, Rabbi Nikki is particularly happy to discuss spiritual change, doubts, and questions… but she’s also happy to talk pop culture, science fiction, HBO’s Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Game of Thrones. She combines her training in Performance Studies and Queer Theory with her Jewish scholarship in her popular "Sex Love and Romance" class in Bronfman's Jewish Learning Fellowship, a 10-week conversational seminar for students interested in a dialogue between ancient and contemporary sources. Rabbi Nikki lives in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, with her wife Rachel and their young sons Ilan and Ethan.


New York University

PhD - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York




Jerusalem, Israel and New York, New York


Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Master of Arts - Hebrew Language and Literature

Jerusalem, Israel and New York, New York


Harvard University

Bachelor of Arts - Women's Studies

Cambridge, Massachusetts