Nikki Gordon

Director of Programs

A member of IKAR since 2010, Nikki is passionate about how this community puts Jewish values into action and she is thrilled to be working in the service of furthering IKAR’s mission. Nikki holds an undergraduate degree in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and an MFA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. She has worked in the private and non-profit sectors, run film sets and classrooms, and most recently, managed the education and membership programming at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. In true IKAR fashion, she has raised her son Julian to pray with his feet and she is so happy to bring her skills home and serve their cherished community in this new role. Of the many perks that working in the Jewish professional world presents, Nikki is particularly delighted to take this opportunity to retire her hair straightener. Reach out to her about logistics and happenings on the IKAR calendar at