Meet Our Regional Board

Lev Mosbacher, President
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Adam Friedman, Programming Vice President
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Hi! I’m Adam Friedman! I’m a senior at Mamaroneck High School, and over the Summer I participated in the online Machon program with Eisner camp. I’ve also been a part of LarFTY’s TYG board for the last two years! When I’m not at school or at NFTY and LarFTY events, I like to go rock climbing, solve Rubik’s cubes, or relax with my friends.


Sophie Dalton, Social Action Vice President
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Hi! I am Sophie and I am so excited to be NAR’s Social Action Vice President for the upcoming year! When I am not engaging in social action, I like to read books, write, and most importantly cross stitch. I am so excited to bring NAR accessible and fun social action programs during my time as SAVP.


Owen ThomasReligious and Cultural Vice President
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Hi! I am Owen! I am super excited to serve as the NAR Religious and Cultural Vice President this year. I live in Brooklyn and my TYG is BESTY. I attend Brooklyn Tech High School where I am a math major. In my free time you can find me practicing the double bass, thinking about Judaism, or listening to mybops playlist.


Maya Kendall, Membership Vice President
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Hi! I am Maya! I will be serving as the Membership Vice President of NFTY NAR and a Kol Koleinu Fellow — a teen feminist youth group— for my fourth and final year. I am passionate about feminism and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. I am looking forward to this year and all it holds for NFTY NAR.


Zoe Mardiks, Communications Vice President
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Hi, my name is Zoe Mardiks and I am the NFTY NAR Communications Vice President. I have been serving on the board of my TYG, BHGSY for the past three years. I am currently one of the co-presidents. I am a rising Senior at The Institute for Collaborative Education in Manhattan. I was born and raised in  Brooklyn, NY. Besides NFTY,  you will find me writing, taking lots of pictures of friends and family, and planning fun and interesting events for my fellow Jewish teens in my youth group.


Jonah Dichter, Westchester/Fairfield Sub-Regional Director
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Hi! I am Jonah! I am a rising junior at Scarsdale High School. This is my second year as a part of NFTY-NAR, and my first as a member of its board. In my free time, I make ceramics and practice Krav Maga.


Hannah Herman, Long Island Sub-Regional Director
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Hi! My name is Hannah Herman and I am the Long Island Sub-Regional Director. I am part of BNTY at Temple B’nai Torah in Wantagh. I love Marvel, Avatar, Broadway and cheerleading. I enjoy planning large gatherings (if and when allowed). There’s nothing better than making new friends and spending time with old ones. When you see me around, say hi, and let’s be friends!


NFTY  New York Area is governed by a board of nine 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 full-time Regional Director of Youth Engagement who oversees all programmatic and administrative aspects of the region.

Our Staff

Emily Messinger
NFTY - East Area Manager
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