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Regional Board Candidates 2021-2022

Meet our Regional Board Candidates for 2021-2022 school year!

Join NFTY-OV for Spring Kallah this April 23rd-25th virtually as we elect next year’s regional board leaders. We are so proud of all of our candidates!

Macey Goorevich – Candidate for President

Hi NFTY Ohio Valley! My name is Macey Goorevich and I am very enthusiastic to be running for your 2021-2022 NFTY Ohio Valley President! I am a Junior at Hume Fogg Academic High School in the heart of Music City, and I am currently serving as the NFTY OV Regional SAVP. When I am not at NFTY events, I am working hard at Trader Joe’s, chasing my puppy Gus, eating cookies and cream ice cream, and going on fun outdoor adventures with friends. NFTY OV has been my family since I was in sixth grade, and I cannot wait to step up as a leader and give back to the community that has given so much to me.

Read Macey’s Qualifications Sheet   

Watch Macey’s Speech


Jacob Rathkopf – Candidate for President

Howdy OV, my name is Jacob Rathkopf and I’m running to be your next NFTY Ohio Valley President! I’m a rising senior from Hayes High School in Delaware Ohio. I served last year as your Communications Vice President; and with a year of online NFTY regional board experience under my belt, I’m ready to take Ohio Valley into the next year!

Sydney Epstein – Candidate for Programming Vice President

My name is Sydney Epstein and I go to University High School of Indiana. I am a member of Beth Shalom and currently serve on the board and am the founder and president of our TYG BESHTY. I play club soccer as well as soccer for my high school and plan on continuing my athletic career through college. I intern at a law firm in my free time as well as being an avid member of my school’s young democrats club and Jewish Affinity.

Nora Butter – Candidate for Social Action Vice President

Hello NFTY Ohio Valley! My name is Nora Butter, and I’m running to be your next Social Action Vice President. I’m an incoming senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, Ohio, and I’ve been attending NFTY events since 7th grade. I’m extremely interested and versed in a multitude of social justice issues, specifically environmentalism. I hope to better the NFTY community through tikkun-olam in order to raise awareness on these pressing world issue

Stephanie Grunwald – Candidate for Membership Vice President

My name is Stephanie Grunwald and I’m a current sophomore at Carmel High School. Outside of NFTY, I enjoy dancing, playing guitar and spending time with friends and family as well as participating in Best Buddies, student government and choir at school! Judaism and camp have shaped me to be the person I am today and I’m excited to hopefully provide the same amazing experience and home NFTY has provided me, to others as well!


Sienna Shapiro – Candidate for Communications Vice President

Hi! My name is Sienna Shapiro and I am a current sophomore at Carmel High School. Through school, I am involved with Best Buddies and Sew Unique. NFTY has been important to me my entire life, as I have been hoping to take on a role in my region ever since I was a little kid. My favorite thing about Ohio Valley is its accepting and loving community.