Meet Our Regional Board

President- Ari Rosenblatt

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Hi my name is Ari and I am so excited to be your CWR President this year! I have been involved in NFTY since freshman year and it’s always the best part of the year. I look forward to learning and growing with all of you this year. Some fun facts about me are that my favorite color is light purple, I am currently watching Brooklyn-99 for the first time, I am obsessed with Ben Platt, and Italian food is my favorite type of cuisine though I am dairy free so no cheese 🙁

Programming Vice President- Audrey Jacobson

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Hi! My name is Audrey Jacobson, and I'm so excited to serve as your NFTY CWR Programming Vice President this year! I'm looking forward to sharing the magic of NFTY with all of you through programming, and getting to know everyone! I'm super passionate about the arts, I firmly believe that dark chocolate is superior to milk chocolate. One of my favorite songs is Mr. Brightside, and I hope to one day listen to it from the balcony of my future apartment in New York City.

Social Action Vice President- Alexa Folb

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Hi my name is Alexa Folb and I’m your social action vice president this year! I started NFTY in 8th grade and quickly got involved in leadership on cabinet. My favorite parts of NFTY are the community and, of course, getting involved in social action. Some fun facts about me are that I love baking, reading, singing and hanging out with my dog. My favorite song is Dancing in the Moonlight, but if I could only listen to two songs for the rest of my life they’d be Life Span by Dan Nichols and Matzah Ball Soup by Lil Mitzvah.

Religious and Cultural Vice President- Dani Courtney

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Hi! My name is Dani Courtney and I'm super excited to be this year's RCVP!! I started going to NFTY events in freshman year, joined cabinet in sophomore year, and have been involved in NFTY leadership ever since. I'm known for loving the color purple and always being the person asking "Hey can I play that guitar over there?" I love baked mac n' cheese and hope to attend college in the UK next year 🙂 See y'all at services!

Membership Vice President- Sam Wiesner

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Hey! My name is Sam Wiesner and I am thrilled to serve as your Membership Vice President this year! I joined NFTY relatively late (10th grade) but quickly fell in love with it. When I'm not doing all things membership, I love singing alto in my school choir and watching Criminal Minds. Please don't hesitate to reach out and I hope to connect with you soon!

Communications Vice President- Sam Makarczyk

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Heyyy NFTY CWR, I'm Sam Makarczyk and I'm so excited to be your Communications Vice President this year. I have been doing NFTY since 8th grade way back when and participated in cabinet this past year. I'm currently a Junior in Sacramento where I'm pretty active in my school. I've been going to URJ Camp Newman for years now and I'm in active in my TYG. Other than NFTY, you can find me doing school bulletins for AV Club, running cross country, playing guitar or piano, working on my frisbee skills, catching up on the latest marvel show, and so much more. I cannot wait to share the NFTY love I've gotten with all of you in this upcoming year.

Fundraising and Merchandising Vice President- Kieran Schwartz 

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Hi my name is Kieran Schwartz and I am the Fundraising and Merchandise Vice President for NFTY CWR this year! A fun fact about me is that I love all kinds of crafting. When I’m not doing NFTY related things I’m usually crocheting, making jewelry, sewing, painting, embroidering, or playing the guitar 🙂


NFTY Central West 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 Senior Regional Director of Youth Engagement who oversees all programs and administration.