Meet Our Regional Board

Abby Adelman, President
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Hey NFTY-PAR!! My name is Abby Adelman, and I am super excited to be serving as your 2018-2019 President!! I am a senior from TheRSTY in Pittsburgh, PA and I have been an active member of NFTY-PAR since I was a freshmen. When I am not at a PAR event you can probably find me dishwashing at the Italian restaurant I work at, participating in my schools NHS chapter, hanging out with my friends, watching endless hours of Netflix, or brainstorming ideas on how we can make our region even stronger!! Feel free to email me if you have a question, idea, or just want to chat! I’m so excited to work with you all and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish!!

Mahayla Meyer, Programming Vice President
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Hey NFTY-PAR! My name is Mahayla Meyer and I am beyond excited to serve as your Programming Vice President this year! When I am not working on NFTY, talking about NFTY, or at NFTY events you can find me trying to sleep or spending time with my best friends aka my younger siblings. I also love exploring new places, getting involved in the latest political/social action project, exercising for probably too long, and hanging out in my small town of Lititz! I spend my summers at the amazing URJ Camp Harlam and I try to be outside as often as possible. If you ever need anything or have questions about NFTY or programming don’t be shy! I love meeting new people and I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Maddy Chartock, Social Action Vice President
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Maddy Chartock is so excited to take on the role as NFTY-PAR's Social Action Vice President this year! She is a senior from Princeton and is a part of BCTY. When not in NFTY, you can find Maddy working at her job, hanging out with her friends, or watching Netflix. Maddy is really pumped to have new tikkun talks, social action interns, and current events calls! Want to talk to her? Send her an email or follow her on Twitter @NFTYPAR_SAVP. She cannot wait to work with all of you this year!

Jacob "JD" Saltzburg, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Jacob “JD” is honored to be serving as NFTY-PAR’s Religious and Cultural Vice President this year. He is from Lafayette Hill, PA and is a senior and AIM academy. Jacob is an active member of his TYG, KIFT. Jacob is excited to bring more creativity to our spiritual experiences and is excited to explore Israel with the region from top to bottom. If you ever want to read Torah, and input for a spiritual experience, or suggest a topic for a Jewish program please feel free to let him.

Robbie Newman, Membership Vice President
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Robbie is so excited to be the NFTY-PAR Regional Membership Vice President this year! Robbie lives in Horsham Pennsylvania and is a member of BOFTY and Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen. He enjoys school, traveling, hanging out with friends and loves NFTY! This is Robbie's second year on NFTY-PAR Regional Board and he is excited to recruit new members. If you want to learn more about NFTY-PAR or want to leave how to become more involved, please don't hesitate to send me an email!

Shaina Kramer, Fundraising Vice President
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Hi NFTY-PAR! I'm Shaina, and I am beyond excited to serve as your FVP for this year! NFTY has become my home this last year and I couldn't picture anything more perfect than this! I love my friends and making new ones so don't be afraid to talk to me! Anything I talk about probably circles around NFTY, animals (mostly SeaWorld), or school, since those are 3 big areas in my life. I also love to keep in touch with people who don't live as close, including my siblings and NFTY friends!! I'll always be a Jersey girl, but I also love to travel! This year is going to be the best! If you have any questions or any fundraising/merchandise ideas, send me an email, I'd love to hear from you!

Lexi Naskiewicz, Communications Vice President
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Hi NFTY-PAR! My name is Lexi Naskiewicz, and I am so excited to serve as your Communications Vice President this year! When I am not at a NFTY event, I am either in Israel or planning my next way to get back there! Also, I enjoy working at my synagogue teaching kindergarteners Hebrew, and attending Camp Harlam in the summer! My favorite things are hanging with my friends, meeting new people, traveling, and going on new adventures. I love NFTY- PAR and, I am so incredibly excited to work with the PAR Board to make this the best year ever!

NFTY Pennsylvania Area 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 Director who oversees all programs and administration.


Amanda Wachstein