The North American Board is an elected group of six leaders in NFTY. There are six positions; President, Programming Vice President, Religious and Cultural Vice President, Social Action Vice President, Membership Vice President, and Communications Vice President. The positions are generally held by incoming university Freshman who extend their NFTY tenure as North American leaders. Being a NFTY North American Board member is an incredible honor that comes with many responsibilities and duties, mainly as the head of their respective Networks. As a unit, the Board works to both maintain and progress the movement from generation to generation.

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Jeremy Cronig, NFTY President
Jeremy Cronig is excited to be serving as the NFTY President for the 2015-2016 year! He was born and raised in the beautiful city of Cleveland, Ohio, where he is a member of Temple Emanu El. Jeremy has been involved in NFTY since eighth grade, when he attended his first NFTY-Northeast Lakes Regional event. He has served as his youth group TEMTY's social action vice president, a regional songleader in NFTY-NEL and finally as regional president his senior year. Jeremy is a proud alum of URJ GUCI, NFTY in Israel and the URJ Kutz Camp. He will be taking a gap year to serve as president, after which he will attend The Ohio State University.





Lexi Chavin, NFTY Programming Vice President

Lexi is thrilled to be serving as the Programming Vice President of the NFTY North American Board. She is from Charleston, South Carolina where she is a member at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Lexi has been involved in NFTY since 8th grade when she joined her TYG CHARLEY. She proceeded to serve on TYG board, become and active member of NFTY-SAR, and serve as NFTY-SAR regional programming vice president. Lexi is also a Kutz Camp and Camp Coleman alumni. Presently, she is living is Washington, D.C. where she attends George Washington University studying Human Services and Social Justice. Lexi loves to hike, travel, is an active yogi, and a surprisingly good storyteller.
 






 
Taylor Gleeson, NFTY Social Action Vice President
Taylor Gleeson is delighted to be serving as the Social Action Vice President as part of the NFTY North American Board. Raised in the beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Taylor is a member of Temple Emanuel in Denver and a proud alumna of the URJ Kutz Camp. Taylor currently attends the American University in Washington DC where she studies Public Policy and Strategic Communication. Outside of NFTY, Taylor enjoys writing, volleyball, playing the piano, and exploring DC!



 
Celia Tedde, NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President

Celia is honored to be serving as the NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President. She is the former RCVP of NFTY's Southern California Region (SOCAL). She is a member of Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, California. She is an alumna of the URJ Kutz Camp, URJ Camp Newman, and the Religious Action Center's L'taken program, and has attended two NFTY Conventions and 3 URJ Biennials. She is currently a student at Oklahoma City University where she studies Music Theater and Vocal Performance. Celia enjoys traveling, playing guitar, listening to musical soundtracks, and eating almost-vegan food.



 

Joey Penn, NFTY Membership Vice President

Joey is so excited to be serving as the NFTY Membership Vice President. He held the position of Membership and Financial Vice President while on NFTY-Northeast regional board, and before that had been on his TYG board for 4 years. Joey is from a town north of Boston, and currently attends the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is majoring in living at the beach (and physics). In his free time, Joey likes to listen to acoustic rap, dunk on 8 foot hoops, and attend NFTY events.




 

Aly Silverberg, NFTY Communications Vice President

Aly Silverberg is thrilled to serve as NFTY's Communications Vice President for the 2015-2016 year. She currently attends Western University in London, Ontario where she studies Media, Information, and Technoculture. Aly was raised in Thornhill, Ontario where she is a member of Temple Har Zion. There she served on MHARZY's TYG board and as NFTY NEL's Communications Vice President. When Aly isn't on social media or studying, you can find her on the piano, at an Israel on Campus event, or reassuring everyone how great Canada is.



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Meet Incoming NFTY President Kathryn Fleisher

NFTY President – NFTY
I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve at NFTY President for the upcoming year, as I am deeply invested in the successes of NFTY and the Reform Movement. Having grown up in an interfaith family, I truly understand what it feels like to be on the outside of the Jewish community.

NFTYites Get Excited to Attend AIPAC Policy Conference 2016

NFTY President – NFTY
The AIPAC Policy Conference is coming up this weekend (March 20-22), and the NFTYites attending could not be more excited! The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to Congress and Executive Branch of the United States. Every year in Washington, DC they hold an event called Policy Conference (PC), which attracts over fifteen thousand pro-Israel advocates from across the world.

 




Connect with Lexi

A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

NFTY PVP – NFTY
During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

My Incredible Experience at Netzer Veida

NFTY PVP – NFTY
What happens when you take a NFTYite, fly them to Israel, and give them the once in a lifetime opportunity to learn alongside Reform Jewish teens from 14 different countries? An unforgettable experience.

 

 







Connect with Taylor

A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

NFTY SAVP – NFTY
During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

NFTY Leaders Join Together at Veida Over President’s Day Weekend

NFTY SAVP – NFTY
On February 12th-15th, teen leaders from across the the continent will gather at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for NFTY’s biennial business meeting, Veida. Happening in the years between NFTY Conventions, these four days provide a unique opportunity for leaders of our movement to gather for learning, collaboration, and to discuss NFTY as it applies to their regions and as well the movement on a North American level.

 

Connect with Celia

A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

NFTY RCVP – NFTY
During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

NFTY Stands with Paris

NFTY RCVP – NFTY
NFTY stands in solidarity for the victims, and their families, of the attacks on Paris, last week. While it can be difficult to think and talk about, it is important that we not shy away from it. Included below are resources for how to talk about it and prayers for peace, in the wake of this tragedy.


 







Connect with Joey

A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

NFTY MVP – NFTY
During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

NFTY Stands with Paris

NFTY MVP – NFTY
NFTY stands in solidarity for the victims, and their families, of the attacks on Paris, last week. While it can be difficult to think and talk about, it is important that we not shy away from it. Included below are resources for how to talk about it and prayers for peace, in the wake of this tragedy.



 




Connect with Aly

A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

NFTY Leaders Join Together at Veida Over President’s Day Weekend

On February 12th-15th, teen leaders from across the the continent will gather at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for NFTY’s biennial business meeting, Veida. Happening in the years between NFTY Conventions, these four days provide a unique opportunity for leaders of our movement to gather for learning, collaboration, and to discuss NFTY as it applies to their regions and as well the movement on a North American level.

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