Meet Our Regional Board
Zane Harbison, President
Zane plays the bagpipes, runs cross-country & track, and is a dedicated student. For the past two years, he served on NFTY-Northwest’s regional board as CVP and MVP. He learned about the inner workings of NFTY and the work that goes into planning events. Regional board has helped him to discover his true passion for NFTY–the community. Being from Idaho, Zane experienced our community from a different point of view; the distance between Seattle and Boise has cultivated a unique Jewish identity among Boise’s teens, and he loves sharing this vibe with our greater regional community.
Evan Lorant, Programming Vice President
Evan Lorant is a junior at St. George’s School in Vancouver, Canada. He served as President and PVP of MARVY at Temple Sholom and understands what it takes to be your an effective Programming Vice President. His program was highlighted at Winter Kallah, and wrote and led two programs at the URJ Kutz Camp last summer. If you find in his daily life, he’ll either be watching The Way He Looks or The Good Place, reading What If It’s Us, or lip-syncing in hisbedroom.
Danielle Topaz, Social Action Vice President
Danielle is a senior at Redmond highschool and does the running start program at Bellevue college. She has been numerous Jewish youth group leadership positions. Serving her second term as Social action Vice President, she’s planning on creating a wide selection of new and exciting social action programming. This summer she’s working at the Jcc camp as a camp counselor and will go to mechina in July. In her free time she thrift shops, drinks coffe out of her reusable straw, and volunteers at all the humane societies in the Seattle area (not really). She’s super excited for next year!!
Joey Maurice, Religious and Cultural Vice President
Joey is currently a junior at Garfield High School, where his passions lie in STEM. He has been a board member at KHTY for the past 4 years, and is currently serving as the president. Outside of school and NFTY, Joey plays alto sax in Garfield’s jazz band, run cross country, and is a board member at Global Visionaries-a Seattle based nonprofit. His hobbies include photography, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. He is super excited to get to know NFTY better and to get the opportunity serve in a leadership position!
Julia Lotzkar, Membership Vice President
Julia Lotzkar is junior at Lake Washington high school, and currently is spending the semester in Israel at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. When in Seattle, you can find her playing volleyball, lifeguarding, or at TDHS. She is currently TDSY president and served as MVP last year. Julia has learned a lot through TDSY board, and her experiences will help her on the regional level. Julia is excited to implement strategies she's created to enhance recruitment, retention, and relationships in NFTY.
Gabe Levy, Communications Vice President
Gabe Levy is a 16 year old sophomore in Lake Oswego High School just outside of Portland, Oregon. Even though he has only lived in the northwest for one year, he's fallen in love with the region and would love to give back to my community! He is currently serving as the CVP of PARTY in Portland, and has loved the job. Gabe is an avid sports fan and a die hard Yankees fan. He loves to ski and is always looking for new ski buddies so if you’re in the area, be sure to reach out to Gabe! Gabe tries to be as open and forward as possible, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Gabrielle Kadish, Financial Vice President
Gabrielle Kadish is currently a junior at Skyline High School and served as the 5778-5779 NFTY-NW FVP. In addition to school and NFTY, she consistently volunteer at The Friendship Circle and is on the leadership board for that organization. Gabi loves the Pacific Northwest, salads, dogs, sweatshirts and anything fun colored. She is honored to serve as the 5779-5780 NFTY-NW FVP and is excited to show you all what else she can do.
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.