Meet Our Regional Board
Lila Greene, President
Lila is a senior at University Prep and a member of Temple Beth Am in Seattle, Washington. She spent last year serving as Regional Merchandising and Fundraising Vice President. In her free time she enjoys baking, meeting new people, and gazing longingly at the name tags hanging on her wall dreaming of the next NFTY NW event. The superstar and light of her life is her pug, Gracie Winifred Greene. Lila LOVES tv dramas, mainly political based (West Wing is the best, but will pretty much watch anything and is open to recommendations. She loves NFTY and will talk about it all day. She is so excited for this year and can’t wait for all the amazing things to come!
Mae Lederman, Programming Vice President
Mae Lederman is thrilled to serve as the NFTY-NW Programming Vice President for the year of 5777-5778. She is a senior at Roosevelt High School and a member of Temple Beth Am in Seattle, Washington, where she has spent the last three years serving on their temple youth group board. In her free time, you can find her acting and serving on the thespian board at her school's drama program, baking, watching the office, walking her dog around Greenlake, or dreaming about her favorite summer spot, the URJ Kutz camp (home). She cannot wait for this upcoming year and hopes that it is PVPerfect!
Shira Lyss-Loren, Social Action Vice President
Shira is a junior at The Bush School and an avid member of BATY (Beth Am Temple Youth) in Seattle, WA! In her free time you can find her baking, playing ultimate frisbee, hanging out with friends, or playing with her little sister Aviva. Shira is always down for a hike, including the 4 weeks she'll be spending in Alaska this summer. (#pnwhardcore) If Shira had to pick one social action issue that fires her up it would either be sexism or body positivity. Shira is very excited to serve as SAVP and is looking forward to spending her junior year with the best region there is, NFTY NW!
Adam Flash, Religious and Cultural Vice President
Adam Flash is a senior at Liberty High School and belongs to Temple Beth Am in Seattle, Washington. He enjoys playing kendama, running cross country and track, and swimming. When he’s not doing those things, you’ll probably find him working as a section editor of his school newspaper -- The Patriot Press -- or singing in the choir. Some of his favorite things include music, photography, and being at URJ Camp Kalsman. He also loves bagels, and claims he is the best at Mario Kart. Adam is so excited to be serving as Regional RCVP and can't wait to turn up with everyone during song session!
Tali Izhaky, Membership Vice President
Tali is a senior at Juanita High School, and has been president of the Kol Ami Temple Youth Group in Woodinville, Washington for three years. When she’s not at a NFTY event you can find her playing soccer, beating Josh Jaffe at GamePigeon, playing one of ten musical instruments, or most likely, taking a nap. One thing about Tali is that she’s extremely funny! Need proof? Ask Ruach! They will be spending plenty of time together this year... unless Ruach loses Tali. She is excited to be NFTY NW’s MVP this year, and can’t wait to see everyone at events (hopefully not spelling their names with their butts)!
Zane Harbison, Communications Vice President
Zane Harbison currently attends Boise High School and is an active member of Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel Teens in Boise, Idaho. He is a dedicated student with an appreciation for both writing and STEM. In his free time, Zane plays the bagpipes, runs track and cross country, and enjoys Netflix from the safety and comfiness of his couch. Oh, and he also helps on the family potato farm during the growing and harvesting seasons (joking). He is so incredibly excited to be serving as your CVP this year, and can’t wait to see you all at the next event!
Josh Jaffe, Financial Vice President
Josh is a senior at Seattle Academy and a lifelong member of Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Before becoming NFTY NW’s Financial Vice President, he served as Merchandising and Fundraising Vice President of TDSY. Outside of NFTY, Josh is a film director, tennis player and vocalist in his school’s award winning jazz choir - “The Onions.” In addition to designing merchandise and handling finances, Josh has taken the responsibility of marketing NFTY through promotional videos and photography. Josh is excited to be working with the regional board this year and hopes to see you at the next event!
NFTY Northwest 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.