Meet Our Regional Board
Josh Shankman, President
Josh Shankman is thrilled to be serving as your Regional President for this upcoming NFTY year! He is from TEMTY in Cleveland, OH. He cannot wait to have fun,
lead and lead this coming year with all of you. He absolutely loves sports, climbing and meeting new people. In his free time, Josh loves to play baseball, hang out with friends and just have fun!
Nathan Kaplan, Programming Vice President
Nathan Kaplan is from TBaZY in Buffalo NY and goes to Clarence High School. At school Nathan does soccer, track, and volleyball. He loves to travel the world with his family and do crazy things like scuba dive, go on safaris, and ski down the summits of mountains! If Nathan is not doing homework or sports he is definitely thinking about the next time he can see all his NFTY friends again. Nathan is super excited to be your Programming Vice President and can’t wait to see all of you!
Nathan Wallens, Social Action Vice President
Nathan Wallens is a Sophomore at Grand Island High School. He plays lacrosse and is a dishwasher at Eldens Country Club. His favorite subject in school is spanish and he loves to spend his days in the summer swimming and fishing. Nathan Wallens is excited to be this years NFTY-NEL Social Action Vice President.
Izzy Lashley, Religious and Cultural Vice President
Izzy is thrilled to be serving as the Religous and Cultural Vice President for the 5779-5780 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!
Allie Feldman, Membership Vice President
Allie Feldman is super excited to be NFTY-NEL Membership Vice President. She will be in grade 12 for the 5779-5780 year and she is a participant of TEFTY in Cleveland. Besides NFTY, she coaches boys and girls basketball during the winter; in the summer she goes to Camp Wise. During her free time she loves hanging out with her NFTY friends and watching Parks and Rec. Allie can’t wait for this next year 🙂
Megan Fleisher, Communications Vice President
Megan Fleisher will be serving as NFTY-NEL's Communications Vice President for the 2019-2020 school year. She is from Cleveland, Ohio and is a part of WESTY from Beth Israel-The West Temple. Megan is a senior, and she has served on her TYG board as President and MVP. She has also been on NEL's Regional Cabinet as a Dance Leader for two years. Her regular week includes dancing almost every day, singing in multiple choirs at school, and working at Mitchell’s, a local ice cream shop. She has attended every NFTY event since 8th grade, and she loves the NEL community more than anything. Remember to check out all her posts NEL's social media accounts for updates and announcements about the region throughout the year!
Peter Abrams, Nebbish
My name is Peter Abrams. I am a senior at Twinsburg High School in Cleveland, Ohio. I play football and swim. I'm the President of TEMTY. My favorite song is Lucid Dreams by Juice Wrld. I am a lifeguard at a local fitness center. I am the founder of Big Pete Productions.
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.