Meet Our Regional Board

Gabe Levy, President     
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Gabe Levy is a senior at Lake Oswego High School, outside of Portland, Oregon in the upcoming year. Over his time living in Portland, Gabe has fallen in love with NFTY on both a regional and international stage. Previously serving as NFTY-NW CVP, Gabe has gone to many conferences and events, seeking ideas to improve the region. He plans on using what he has learned to lead NFTY-NW into a prosperous year as president.

Jordyn Hirsch, Programming Vice President 
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Jordyn is a Junior at Issaquah High School on the eastside of Seattle. In her free time, Jordyn loves taking pictures, going to concerts, and hanging out with her friends. Over the last two years, Jordyn served as Freshman Representative and PVP/Youth Programs Intern for TDSY. Jordyn is honored to serve as your next NFTY-NW PVP and can't wait to see what next year will bring.

Rifka Krulewitch, Social Action Vice President
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Rifka Krulewitch is a senior at Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island, WA. Having served as a CVP and President for her TYG, along with having the opportunity this year to serve as a Social Justice Chair on Regional Cabinet, Rifka understands what the NFTY-NW community needs in its leaders. Rifka is a passionate vegetarian, loves hiking, camping, all arts & crafts, and binging anything on Netflix. Rifka is always up for hanging with friends and having a good time. Oh and she LOVES camp!!

Eli Pollack, Religious and Cultural Vice President
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Eli a junior at Garfield high school in Seattle. From spending summers at camp Kalsman to working as a songleader for the past two years, Eli has always been a part of the Jewish community. And that has continued recently from his time in Israel and at NFTY this year. Outside of NFTY and temple Eli loves to spend time outdoors going backpacking, skiing, and camping especially in his scouts BSA troop where he is currently the senior patrol leader. Eli runs cross country as well as track, and swims on the Garfield swim team. Eli is really excited to experience more with NFTY and to have this amazing opportunity of running for a leadership position!

Noam Hashash, Membership Vice President
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For the past two years Noam has served on KATY’s board as Financial Vice President. He enjoys cooking, music, and playing with his two kittens. Noam goes to Hazen High School in Renton, Washington. Noam has been a part of this community his whole life and hopes to be able to use those connections to connect with current, and potential members through the position of MVP!

Jake Harper, Communications Vice President
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Jake Harper attends Skyline High School, and LOVES marketing! Through participating in DECA and TDSY, Jake has been able to express his true passion for the whole process, from design to online. As the CVP at TDSY, Jake worked to disrupt expectations by using professional-level tools to create immersive videos and content, and hopes to have the opportunity to do the same for NFTY-NW. Jake brings a unique perspective to the table, and can’t wait to share his ideas!

Becca Metzgar, Financial Vice President
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Becca Metzgar is a senior and lives in Boise, ID.  For the past two years Becca has been on the CABIT Idaho board, first as MVP and then as President. Becca enjoys painting, playing guitar, and jammin’ to funky tunes.

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.


Jackie Kleinstein