Meet Our Regional Board

Ben Shapiro, President
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What is the difference between the 5779 NFTY-NE President and a board-game-loving diver who is tall enough to ride any roller coaster? Absolutely nothing because they both describe Ben Shapiro. He is beyond excited to serve the region and cannot wait for an incredible year.

Dalia BernsteinLiaison Vice President
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Dalia Bernstein is the Liaison Vice President for the year 5779. She is thrilled to work with the many fantastic people associated with NFTY NE. Along with her love for NFTY, she enjoys hugs, deep conversations, and working with children. Dalia lives in Newton, Massachusetts and is a proud member of BATY. Don’t know her yet? Let’s change that.  

Sage Fabricant, Programming Vice President
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Sage Fabricant is stoked to be the Programming Vice President for the 5779 Regional Board! She is a very proud member of LEFTY, located in Lexington MA. Sage is often pondering life while eating a stacked burger from Five Guys. She can also be found painting or doodling in her free time, as well as watching her favorite shows- Criminal Minds or Planet Earth.

Sam SegalReligious and Cultural Vice President
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Sam is thrilled to serve as the 5779 Northeast Religious and Cultural Vice President! He’s from Chelmsford, MA, and a member of The Shalomites — the only non-acronym youth group in Northeast! In his free time, you can find Sam playing tennis, singing a cappella, making granola, or diffusing essential oils.

Rachel Carignan, Social Action Vice President
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Rachel is from Bar Harbor, Maine where she helped to form her youth group EMTY! Rachel is so excited to serve her region as the 5779 NFTY-NE Social Action Vice President! She loves to go on hikes after school in the national park she has conveniently located in her backyard. In her free time, she is a part of two volleyball teams, and loves helping out around her community! Rachel is really passionate about NFTY-NE and she can't wait to see the change that this amazing community can make in this upcoming year!

Rachel Shatz, Membership & Financial Vice President
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Rachel is incredibly excited to be serving as the Membership and Financial Vice President for the 2018-2019 regional board! She’s an active member of TASTY in Sharon, MA. When she’s not spreading her love for NFTY to those around her, she can be found snuggling with her cat Weasley, jamming on her ukulele, and showing off her cool NFTY NE merch! She is extremely excited for an incredible year with each and every one of you!

Peter Raider, Corresponding Secretary 
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Peter is very excited to be serving as your Corresponding Secretary on the 5778-5779 Regional Board! He is an active member in WAFTY in Westborough, MA living in Franklin, MA. When he is not having a blast at NFTY, you can find him with a camera on the sidelines shooting sports photography and videos, watching the Red Sox, or playing baseball. He is pumped for an amazing year in NFTY!

Noah Degroult-Elias, Recording Secretary 
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Noah Degroult-Elias is exhilarated to be serving as Recording Secretary for the 5779 Regional Board! If he’s not working on his acedemics, you will probably find Noah playing tennis, eating fettuccine Alfredo, or relaxing at home watching “Rick and Morty”. Noah resides in Albany, New York, and is a proud member of his famed TYG, YOBS!!!

Liat Friedman, NFTY Representative 
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Liat Friedman is so excited to be NFTY Representative #1 for the 5779 year! She is from HoTY in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (yes, where Eisner is). While not obsessing over all things NFTY, you can find Liat doing theater, hanging with her Improv Troupe, or avidly watching the TV show Friends. Liat can’t wait to have another great year with NFTY Northeast!

Sam Gessman NFTY Representative 
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Sam is beyond excited to serve as NFTY Representative #2 on the 5779 Regional Board. He is an extremely proud resident of the great state of Rhode Island, and if you've ever said even a word to him, you'll know he's a member of PROVTY. Outside of NFTY, Sam can be found playing ultimate frisbee and/or board games, as well as taking wayyy too many pictures of sunsets. He is absolutely fired up for the coming year in NFTY Northeast!

NFTY Northeast is governed by a board of teen leaders who are selected to 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 region is split up into Subregions, managed by Subregional Chairs. All teens leaders are mentored by our regional staff, who oversee all programs and administration.


Aaron Gurvis


Aaron is very excited to be joining the NFTY-NE team! Aaron is currently finishing his third year at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA. Among other responsibilities at TBS,…

NFTY-NE Subregional Chairs

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Tyler Boroshok, The Shalomites
Westford, MA
North Subregion Co-Chair




Josh Shalek, HEFTY
Danville, NH
North Subregion Co-Chair




Morgan Goldberg, TASTY
Sharon, MA
South Subregion Co-Chair




Isaac Popper, NAWDTY
Medfield, MA
South Subregion Co-Chair




Raelyn Gladstone, BESTY
Needham, MA
East Subregion Co-Chair




Fiana Hescovici, BATY
Framingham, MA
East Subregion Co-Chair




Jacob Munch, HoTY
Lenox, MA
West Subregion Co-Chair




Lila Singer, WESTY
Holden, MA
West Subregion Co-Chair




Molly Cohen, GRSLY
Glastonbury, CT
Connecticut Subregion Co-Chair



Max Fink, BIFTY
Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Subregion Co-Chair