Meet Our Regional Board
Ryan Marcus, President
Hi!! I’m Ryan and I’m your NFTY-STR President! A little bit about me- I live in Boca Raton, I’m senior in High School, and I’m in BOFTY. My favorite colors are light pink and yellow and I love a good dad joke. I’m also on my school’s dance team along with being a member of both student government and DECA! I spent my summer at the URJ Kutz Camp and love our region more than anything in the world!!!
Elana Treiser, Programming Vice President
Hi NFTY-STR! I’m Elana, and I’m so excited to serve as your Programming Vice President. I am proud to represent my TYG BIFTY from Clearwater, FL. When I’m not working on NFTY, I love theatre, spending time with my friends and my dog Emmet, and working on my bullet journal. I’ve spent my last 9 summers at Camp Coleman and URJ Kutz Camp. My favorite color is pink and my favorite foods are pasta, sushi, and chocolate (but not together). So excited to see what the rest of the year has in store!
Daniel Shapiro, Social Action Vice President
Hey NFTY-STR! I’m Daniel and I’m so excited and proud to be your Social Action Vice President this year! I’m a senior in High School in Boca and I am actively involved in my TYG, BOFTY. I love Camp Jenny, NFTY, Hydroflasks, Disney Pixar movies, NBC comedies, GamePigeon games, a good pun, spending time with friends and making some new ones. Outside of our region, I am also a Camp Jenny Co-Director, a member of my school’s DECA chapter and Math Team (#vineyardsines), and an alum of the URJ Kutz Camp. Don’t hesitate to reach out and I can’t wait for what we accomplish this year!
Madison Rosenfield, Religious & Cultural Vice President
Shalom, NFTY-STR! Madison here! I’m so stoked to be serving as your Religious and Cultural Vice President for the 5778-5779 term. I’m a junior in High School in Boca Raton, FL (go Sharks!), where I’m an enthusiastic member of Student Government, DECA, Yearbook, Students For Political Awareness Club, and Varsity Lacrosse. When I’m not doing the NFTY, I can usually be found listening to music, repping my TYG, BISY, hanging out with my two beautiful dogs, traveling, eating dried mango slices, watching Vine compilations (RIP), laughing at memes, or rewatching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for the 5767935th time! As Ferris Bueller himself once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I can’t wait to spend my term being ~religious and cultural~ with you guys! <3
Zoe Brand, Communications Vice President
Hi NFTY-STR! I’m Zoe and I am so excited to be serving as your Communications Vice President. I live in Boca Raton and am a senior in High School. Outside of NFTY, I am the Editor in Chief of my school’s newspaper, The Galleon, a member of Congressman Ted Deutch’s youth cabinet, and a proud member of my TYG, BOFTY! I love bagels, vinyl, Hydroflasks, my Polaroid camera, and Frank Ocean. My favorite color is lavender and my favorite show is The Office. I can’t wait for what this year has in store! See you on our STR social media!
Ryan Tolces, Membership Vice President
Well hey there NFTY-STR! I’m Ryan and I’m so happy to be your Membership Vice President for this year. I come from Boca Raton, FL, where I love hanging with my friends at BOFTY events. In my free time, I like to hang by the pool wearing my collection of bucket hats, watching funny videos, and eating. If you want to know something cool about me, I make awesome guacamole! So if you ever want to have a good laugh or some awesome guacamole, don’t be afraid to give me a text or snap!
NFTY Southern Tropical Region 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.
212.452.6796Julie Marsh currently resides in Palm Beach County Florida, where she is beginning her 5th year as the Regional Advisor of NFTY-STR. Before working…