Meet Our Regional Board
Jake Henry, President
Shalom!! I’m the 2017-2018 NFTY Northern President! I’m so excited to make this year amazing for everyone! I’m a senior at St. Louis Park High school. Part of the reason I love NFTY so much is because of how everyone comes together to make a unique community at every event. Besides eating and breathing NFTY, I’m the senior lights technician at my school, I work at midwest makeup supply, and my favorite artist is Krewella. I can’t wait to make this year amazing with my fabulous board!!!!!
Quinn Shragg, Programming Vice President
Hey NFTY NO my name is Quinn Shragg. I'm so honored to be your Programming Vice President. Here is little about me: Right now I go to school at Headway Academy. NFTY is my coping skill and I love writing programs, working to make sure we have the best year possible. Besides that I also play ultimate frisbee, I love hanging with my friends, I work with kids, play sports and I get to write programs! If you have any questions I’d love to be a resource for you!
P.S I'm super excited for this upcoming year.
Gabby Harmoning, Social Action Vice President
I’m Gabby Harmoning, and I am your Social Action Vice President! I love NFTY because of the connections people make with each-other and their community, based in passion, love, and respect. The friends I have met in this community have changed me completely, and the time I've spent in programming has taught me so much! One thing I love about NFTY is how passionate our community is about helping others, which is why I love being SAVP! NFTYites care about other people, and want to make an impact in others' lives, and I am so grateful to be able to help our community achieve those things!
Aviva Silverman, Religious & Cultural Vice President
Shalom!! I'm Aviva and I will be a senior at Nicolet High School in the Fall! I've been involved in my TYG for the past few years. Outside of temple youth group, I like to swim, read, and hang out with friends and family. I can not wait to spend this next year with you guys planning fun services, learning more about Israel, and learning about Judaism around the world!
Zach Kaplan, Membership Vice President
Hi, my name is Zach Kaplan! I'm a Junior Dustyite. One of my favorite things about NFTY is the friendships you make that will last a lifetime. Everyone in the community is so welcoming, friendly, and accepting of who you are. People you just meet can become your best friends within the hour and the memories you share will never be forgotten. This is the reason I love being Membership Vice President. I get to help create opportunities for members to make their own personal experiences and connections, and watch these relationships grow into something much bigger than what they started from. Everyone brings something so incredibly unique to the community that builds into something you can't find anywhere else.
Alana Turnbull, Communications Vice President
I am Alana Turnbull, and I am your Communications Vice President! I’m super excited to be a part of Board next year and I can’t wait to make the region excited about communication!
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.
Regional Board Elections
We are excited to have many wonderful candidates for Regional board this year. Please find their letters of intent below and read them before Spring Kallah.