Meet Our Regional Board

Madi Weinmann, President
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Madi Weinmann is so happy to be serving as your President this year! She’s from Buffalo, NY, and is a proud member of TBaZY. When she’s not talking with her NFTY friends, you can find her at her dojang practicing Tae Kwon-Do, or ranting endlessly about her love for the URJ Kutz Camp. Madi can’t wait for an energetic and successful year with the most phenomeNEL NFTY region!


Josh Shankman, Programming Vice President
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Josh Shankman is thrilled to be serving as your Programming Vice President for this upcoming NFTY year! He can’t wait to have tons of fun and learn new things with all of you and he’s thrilled to have this opportunity to make your experience the best possible! He absolutely loves sports, playing outside and hanging out with his friends. In his free time, Josh loves to play baseball, watch TV and just have fun! Josh can’t wait to have a blast with you all this year!

Avery Silverman, Social Action Vice President
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Avery is elated to be serving as your Social Action Vice President for NFTY-NEL this year. She is a member of HUBSTY in Hudson,OH. In her free time she loves to read, play with her cats, and eat junk food. She is so excited for this upcoming year!!

Izzy Lashley, Religious and Cultural Vice President 
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Izzy is thrilled to be serving as the Religous and Cultural Vice President for the 5778-5779 year! She is from Cleveland, Ohio and is in TEMTY! She spends her free time skiing, watching netflix, bowling, and listening to music. She attends Goldman Union Camp Institute in the summer and cannot wait to geek out with everyone over Danny Nichols and Israeli music!

Ava Edelman,  Membership Vice President
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Shalom NFTY-NEL! My name is Ava Edelman am so excited that I have the opportunity of serving as your Membership Vice President for the second year! I am a senior at Lawrence Upper school! When I am not at NFTY events you can find me on the basketball court, participating in my schools NHS chapter, watching Grey Anatomy and hanging out with friends! If you want to learn more about NFTY-NEL or want to learn how to become more involved, please don't hesitate to send me an email 🙂

Greta Bauer, Communications Vice President
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Greta is so excited to be serving as the Regional CVP! She lives in Cleveland, OH and is a senior at Hathaway Brown School. She loves sushi and dogs and is super pumped for this year!

Eliana Sosin, Nebbish
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Eliana is very excited to be serving as this years NFTY- NEL regional nebbish. She is really looking forward to strengthening the NEL community. Eliana lives in Shaker Heights Ohio and is the president of TEFTY. She loves spending time with friends, scooping ice cream, taking pictures and being at Camp Wise.

NFTY Northeast Lakes is governed by a board of teen leaders who are elected by their peers that 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. 


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