• There are many ways for students to take an active role in shaping their high school experience, student council and clubs are just two of them. Student Council provides a forum for motivated students to make a real and significant impact on student life at Northwest Yeshiva High School. Members of student council are elected by their peers for a term of one year. The job of student council members vary from position to position, but they are all collectively responsible for facilitating a positive environment for their fellow students by planning events, speaking with their peers and more. Examples of events planned by student council include:

    • Chol Hamoed Sukkot
    • Chanukah
    • Purim
    • Career visits
    • Blood drive


    The 2017-2018 Student Council members are: 

    • Tamar Jacobson (2018) - President
    • Albert Menashe (2019) - Vice President
    • Al Benoliel (2019 - Communications
    • Esti weiss (2019) - Spirit
    • Max Greisman (2018) - Finance and Food
    • Sophie Maimon (2018) - Senior Rep
    • Mimi broches (2019) - Junior Rep
    • Jojo Gladstein (2020) - Sophomore Rep


    Another way to take an active role in student life is through clubs. NYHS supports students pursuing academic and co-curricular hobbies, and therefore offers students great autonomy in creating clubs. Students operate a variety of different clubs that offer a space for students with similar interests to get together. Also, in collaboration with student council and members of the administration and faculty, clubs often plan events for the whole school. Here are some of the clubs currently being operated by students:

    • Chessed (Kindness)
    • Committee for Israel Awareness (CIA)
    • Drama
    • Green Team
    • Knitting
    • Music
    • Newspaper
    • Recruitment
    • Technology


Faculty/Staff Advisor

Ms. Alexandra Zelle Rettman

Phone: 206-232-5272 x521


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Film, Television and Interactive Media, graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University

Ms. Alexandra Zelle Rettman

Director of Student Life

Alexandara Zelle Rettman joins the NYHS staff as the Director of Student Life. In her new capacity she will work closely with our students to help create and implement innovative and inspiring programming on and off campus. A Seattleite born and bred, she attended SJCS, SHA and NYHS 2010. After high school, Zelle attended Rothberg International School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, during the fall of 2010. She then graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University in 2014 having received the Brandeis National Committee Presidential Award for academic merit and campus leadership.

At Brandeis, Zelle majored in Sociology and Film, Television and Interactive Media, and acquired two minors in Creative Writing and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. After college Zelle returned to her beloved hometown and for the past year has been working for local organizations including the U District Partnership, King County Crisis Clinic and Stroum Jewish Community Center.