Meet Our Regional Board

Jacob Wesoky, President
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I’m Jacob Wesoky (he/him) and I’m so excited to be a serving as your NFTY-MAR President! When I’m not hanging with my best friends at NFTY events, you can find me going on long runs in the woods, listening to Taylor Swift, or playing with my two dogs (their names are Sasha and Donut and I am absolutely obsessed with them). Fun fact: I am lactose-intolerant but my favorite food is Pizza.

Shane Adams, Programming Vice President
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Shalom! My name is Shane Adams (he/him), and I’m a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina. When I’m not doing NFTY work you can find me driving around listening to music, playing political podcasts while working out, and seeing how late at night I can go to Cookout. You can also catch me being Student  Council President, part of DECA, and being on the board for my school’s Special Education inclusion club.

Shani Inbari, Social Action Vice President
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Hey MAR! My name is Shani Inbari (she/her) and I’m a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am so excited about serving this year as your SAVP! I have been Social Action Vice President of my Temple Youth Group for the past two years, and I also served as one of the MAR Social Action Chairs. When I’m not crying on NFTY calls, you could find me trying new Goodberries ice cream combinations, hanging out with my dachshund Ottie, or working on my bullet journal.

Talia Holzman, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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I’m Talia Holzman (she/her) and I’m a junior from Reston, Virginia. In my free time you can find me rock climbing, baking, and making plans to travel the world. When I am not in school, you can find me cuddling with my dog, rereading Percy Jackson, or hanging out with my friends from Heller High.


Annabel Miller, Communications Vice President
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Hi MAR! I’m Annabel Miller (she/her) and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as your Communications VP! This past year I was CVP for my beloved Temple Youth Group as well NFTY MAR's Inclusion Chair. When I’m not talking my school friends’ ears off about NFTY, you can find me hanging out with my dog, practicing photography, or crafting very specific Spotify playlists

Ilana Farnsworth, Membership Vice President
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Shalom NFTY-MAR! My name is Ilana Farnsworth (she/her) and I am SO thrilled to be serving as NFTY-MAR MVP! When I’m not doing school, working, or NFTY, you can catch me crying about camp and Heller High, hanging out with Bestie (my cat), or making Tiktoks. At NFTY events, I love reading Torah and meeting new people!

The NFTY Mid-Atlantic 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 and supported by the NFTY East Area Manager.

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Beth Garfinkle Hancock


Beth brings a strong background in Jewish education and visionary leadership to NFTY. As a teen she was active in NFTY through her synagogue’s Temple Youth Group and received…