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Extraordinary Jewish Women with Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi
Thursday, February 3 @7:00pm-8:30pm
Temple Shaaray Tefila Sisterhood’s Extraordinary Jewish Women
A Place for Us: Women, Judaism, and Changing Gender Norms w/Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi PhD
Join us for the next installment in Temple Shaaray Tefilah Sisterhood’s Extraordinary Jewish Women series. Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi will join us for a discussion of A Place for Us: Women, Judaism, and Changing Gender Norms.
Finding empowerment and belonging in Jewish community has been historically challenging for cisgender and transgender women, for people assigned female at birth, and for anyone who does not strictly fit the image of a stereotypical “Jewish man.”
Through a text study of one of the most prolific women writers in Modern Hebrew, Devora Baron, Rabbi Nikki will guide us through an exploration of how our gender has hindered or helped us to find our place in Jewish community. No previous facility with Modern Hebrew is necessary; text will be provided in translation.
Registration deadline is February 1.
About Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi
Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, PhD, is a freelance rabbi with years of experience in the Hillel world. She brings her expertise in queer theory and community, along with an approachable presence, to her teaching. Raised in a Catholic home in a Boston suburb, Rabbi Nikki converted to Judaism as an adult. She holds a BA summa cum laude in Women’s Studies from Harvard University, an MA and a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, and an MA in Hebrew Language and Letters and rabbinic semikha (ordination) from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. She’s an avid reader, a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a sometimes choral singer.