We are thrilled to announce the candidates for NFTY NW’s 2022-2023 Regional Board! Each of these candidates has demonstrated leadership in our region with the many gifts and tremendous passion that they’ve already brought to our community, and the fact that they are choosing to run is a demonstration of their love for NFTY NW. Please read through the materials for each candidate to ensure you are an informed voter for this election process.
Candidates for President
Hi NFTY-NW! My name is Zelda Fishman and I am running to be your next President. I’m from Boise Idaho where I’m a Sophomore at Boise High School. In my free time, I play club volleyball and throw discus and shot put on my school’s track team. I love baking and collecting absurd amounts of shoes. I learned so much as Social Action Vice President last year and I can’t wait to apply those skills this coming year!
Candidate for Programming Vice President
My name is Bailey Pollack I am 16 years old from Seattle, Washington. I am currently a Junior at Roosevelt High School and am interested in going into the medical field. I have two brothers, Owen and Eli, and an Australian Shepard named Nola who I love very much. I’ve played soccer since I was in kindergarten, and I also love to paint. Last summer I did NFTY in Israel which was incredible!
Candidate for Social Action Vice Presidents
My name is Lizzie, and I am from Boise Idaho. I love the outdoors and anything in nature. I love plants and gardening even though I can’t keep many plants alive! My favorite time of the year is spring because all the flowers bloom and we get to celebrate one of my favorite Jewish holidays, Passover! In my free time I like to practice guitar. I also like to sing and have written a few songs. Lately I have been into redecorating and rearranging stuff in my house. One of my hobbies is baking and I love making birthday cakes for friends and family. My favorite drink is boba tea and latkes definitely take the prize for my favorite Jewish food. My favorite thing to do is to go to the park with my friends and just goof off!
Letter of Intent
Candidates for Membership Vice President
My name is Jaclyn Maurice and I use she/her pronouns. I’m a Junior at Garfield in Seattle WA, and a proud member of KHTY. I’ve been actively involved in NFTY and KHTY since I was in 8th grade, serving in the past as KHTY’s CVP, and presently the FVP. On weekdays I’m normally stuck studying, but on weekends I have other hobbies like playing video games, weightlifting, watching anime, and sleeping in.
Hey NFTY-NW! My name is Sydney Somers (She/Her), and I am running to be your Membership Vice President. I am currently a junior at Shorecrest High School in WA, and am one of the Co-Presidents of our Jewish Student Union. Outside of NFTY you can find me spending time
with friends and family, and participating in my school’s drama program. I can not wait for this upcoming year at NFTY.
Candidates for Financial Vice President
I’m a junior from Seattle. I have served on the board of my youth group at Kol Haneshamah Synagogue. Outside of NFTY, I can be found painting, hiking, reading, skiing, and hanging out with friends. I enjoy travelling to new places, working on art projects, and picking cherries in my grandma’s orchard.
Letter of Intent
Hey NFTY-NW! My name is Sam Paddor, and I am running to be your next Financial Vice President. During my free time, I am either rowing for my crew team or at TDSY events. I go to Jewish youth events at my Temple at least twice a week even with such a busy schedule. I can’t wait for the next year of NFTY, and if elected, I can’t wait to start working to make our events as amazing as they can be.