Meet Our Regional Board

President- Megan Wallace

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Megan is absolutely ecstatic to serve and collaborate with you as your next NFTY CWR President. She loves NFTY with her whole heart and hasn’t missed an event since 8th grade. When asked where she’s from, she will answer “Sacramento-ish”. Megan has a passion for lifting up and empowering others and is thrilled to have the chance to inspire her region. This past year, she was the President of TASTY, where you could find her including memes at the end of each meeting’s agenda. She is excited and optimistic about this year and prepared to instill positive change. Other than NFTY, Megan enjoys succulents, drinking tea, Harry Potter, Chex Mix, and hydration. When not working on school, Etsy, or NFTY, you can find her hanging out with her fantastic Jewish friends and telling her infamous Passover joke.

 

 

 

Programming Vice President- Ollie Rokhsar

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Ollie is overjoyed to serve as your PVP this year! A rising senior and a part of BESTY, Ollie has been coming to regional events since 8th grade and has not missed an event since! Outside of NFTY, you can find your PVP cuddling pets, running track and cross country, listening to music, and hanging out with friends! Ollie always enjoys meeting new people, so feel free to reach out and say hi!

 

 

 

 

 

Social Action Vice President- Ella Seaman

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Ella is super excited to join regional board as social action vice president! She's from Moraga, CA, and attends Campolindo HS. This past year she was a co-president of LAFTY, at Temple Isaiah. She's been attending NFTY events since her freshman year and has been passionate about social justice since! Aside from NFTY, Ella is an aspiring bullet journalist, an avid dog lover, loves exploring new places to hike, and is constantly listening to music! Some of her favorite things include any form of avocados, the Bachelor shows, and friendship bracelets. Ella is so grateful that she has this opportunity to give back to her NFTY community and looks forward to building friendships and having meaningful conversations with NFTY CWR!!

 

 

 

Religious and Cultural Vice President- Makena Barshack

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Kena is thrilled to be serving as the Religious and Cultural Vice President for the 5780-5781 year! NFTY has been a home away from home for Kena throughout high school and she has never missed an event! Kena loves writing music and poetry, being in plays at her school, dancing, going on hikes, songleading, and learning more about the world. If Kena was a kitchen utensil, she would be a spork for its utility and if she could have dinner with anyone in the world it would be John Lennon. If you have something you’re passionate about, please come up to her to talk about it, she always loves to hear a new perspective.

 

Membership Vice President- Libby Ross

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Libby is thrilled to be on regional board as the membership vice president! She is from Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, and a junior at Acalanes High School. Libby loves to hang out with her friends, listen to music, and travel. In her free time, she likes to golf and go on walks. NFTY has been a huge influence in her life, and she is super excited to give back to the wonderful CWR community. When you see her at events make sure to say hi–she loves talking to new people!

 

 

 

Communications Vice President- Miranda Ward

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Miranda is super pumped to be your CWR Communications Vice President for this year! She lives in Corte Madera, CA and attends Redwood High School as a senior. When she’s not at NFTY, Miranda likes playing video games, filming and editing videos, taking photos, doing arts and crafts, and hanging out with her friends. Some of her favorite music artists are King Princess, Mac Miller, and Arctic Monkeys, and some of her favorite places are Mount Tamalpais, the Marin Headlands, and her room. Miranda loves people and will love if you come up and said hi at an event!

 

 

Fundraising and Merchandising Vice President- Isaac Harlem 

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Isaac is super thrilled and honored to serve as NFTY CWR’s Fundraising and Merchandise Vice President from 5780-5781. When he is not at NFTY, he resides in San Rafael, CA and attends the Marin School of Environmental Leadership at Terra Linda High School. He is passionate about the environment and loves hanging out with friends, wandering through nature, going to URJ Camp Newman, hammocking, and writing poetry. NFTY and URJ Camp Newman are his two favorite places on earth. Isaac also loves meeting new people, so if you see him walking around at an event, come up and say hi!

 

 

NFTY CWR Cabinet

The NFTY CWR cabinet is comprised a group of passionate and devoted NFTYites who represent the extended leadership of the region. Cabinet applicants apply at the end of the year and are appointed prior to C-Dubb Smash, the first event of the year. The work closely with the regional board to planning components of weekend events and help reach out to the great region.

Running for Regional Board

NFTY Central West Region 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 Senior Regional Director of Youth Engagement who oversees all programs and administration.