Meet Our Regional Board

Alicia Glassman, President
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Alicia Glassman

My name is Alicia Glassman, and I am honored to be serving as your NFTY-Northern President this year! Outside of NFTY, I enjoy doing improv with my school’s troupe, playing softball, and hanging out with my dog, Morty. I am also a part of my school’s NHS chapter, as well as being in the tech crew! Let me know if you wanna talk about anything, I love getting to know everyone!!!!

Hannah Banwell, Programming Vice President
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Hannah Banwell

My name is Hannah Banwell, I’m from Minneapolis Minnesota and I am your next programming Vice President! I’m looking forward to the abundance of awesome programming that we come up with together!

Elijah Rothstein, Social Action Vice President
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Elijah Rothstein

I'm Elijah Rothstein, and I am Social Action Vice President for NFTY-NO! I will be a Junior at Parnassus Prep, where I do quiz bowl, and play the trumpet. I can't wait to create and lead programs that help all of us understand the value of Social Action and give back to our communities. I hope to have a great year inspiring change and action in all NFTYites.

Maddie Bagdade, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Maddie Bagdade

Hi NFTY NO! My name is Maddie Bagdade and I’m from SPORTY in St. Paul, MN. I’m so excited to be your next RCVP, I can’t wait to lead our region in fun, passionate, educational programming!



Sydney Bookstaff, Communications Vice President
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Sydney Bookstaff

Hi! My name is Sydney Bookstaff, and I’m from Madison, Wisconsin. I have been a part of my TYG, MaTTY, ever since I was old enough to be in JYG. I’m so excited for this upcoming year to improve our communications in NFTY northern, and try to get more people engaged and excited about upcoming events!!

Emma Nathanson, Membership Vice President
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Shalom! My name is Emma Nathanson and I'm so excited to serve as NFTY NOs Membership Vice President this year. I love the community NFTY has created in our region, and I hope to help strengthen and grow these bonds during my time on board. When I'm not enjoying NFTY events, you can find me running on my school's cross country team, listening to podcasts, and walking around my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin with my friends.

NFTY Norhern is governed by a board of teen leaders who are selected to serve a one-year term. Regional board members play a critical role in all aspects of running the region including event planning and marketing, and mentoring teen leaders from our local youth communities. The regional board is mentored by a Regional Advisor who oversees all programs and administration. 


Max Hendrix


Max Hendrix will be joining NFTY, BBYO, and the SABES JCC as the Twin Cities’ inaugural Teen Engagement Director. As part of this role, Max will work with the…

2019-2020 Regional Board Elections

Interested in being a part of the leadership for NFTY Northern for the 2019-2020 year?! Please reach out to Gabby Harmoning and Max Hendrix by 3/6/2019 to declare their candidacy. We look forward to holy process as we elect the next group of leaders for NFTY Northern!

Check Out the Elections Packet