We are thrilled to announce the candidates for NFTY SW’s 2021-2022 Regional Board! Each of these candidates has demonstrated leadership in our region with the many gifts and tremendous passion that they’ve already brought to our community, and the fact that they are choosing to run is a demonstration of their love for NFTY SW. We will be electing next year’s Regional Board at Virtual Spring Kallah, April 23-25. In advance of the event, please read through the materials for each candidate to ensure you are an informed voter for this election process. Please be in touch with Jackie Kleinstein, West Area Manager, if you have any questions.
Hi NFTY-Southwest! I’m Eve Capin and running as your 5781-5782 President! I am from Phoenix, Arizona, a junior, and am serving as your current NFTY-SW Social Action Vice President. In my free time, I love to spend time in nature, hike, or listen to new music! I am extremely passionate about NFTY and have endless gratitude to have a community that means the absolute world to me, I would be so honored to continue giving back to this community by serving as your NFTY-SW President! Thank you so much for considering me for this position!
Hello NFTY-SW! I’m Aaron, and am running to serve as your President for the 5781-5782 term! I live in El Paso, and am currently serving as the Southwest Programming Vice President. I love to play guitar, bike around, and interact with friends across the country. Southwest has given me the most amazing community of people in my entire life, and I feel so honored and excited to be a part of such an amazing community.
Candidates for Programming Vice President
Hi NFTY-SW! I’m Benji Rosenblum, and I’m running to be your 5781-5782 Programming Vice President. I am a rising junior from Peoria, Arizona, and am currently serving as NFTY Phoenix chair. NFTY is one of the most fun and welcoming communities I have ever come across, and I am so grateful to be able to be a part of it. When I’m not running programs or hanging out with other NFTY-ites, you can find me practicing cardistry, backpacking, belting out musical theater songs, and conducting blind taste tests to find out which type of flour makes the best pizza dough. Throughout my time as a NFTY member, I have learned how much NFTY programming has an impact on everyday life, and if you elect me as PVP, I promise to give you new ways to learn, have fun, and strengthen us as a region.
Candidates for Religious and Cultural Vice President
Hey NFTY-SW! I’m Noa Apple (she/her) and I’m running for reelection to be your regional RCVP once again! I enjoy playing guitar, talking with friends, and reading. Some of my favorite Jewish musicians are Jacob “Spike” Kraus and Dan Nichols. Their music inspires and connects me to my Jewish heritage. Through NFTY I’ve learned about my Jewish identity and how people around the world express theirs; I hope to bring this back to NFTY-SW!
Candidates for Membership Vice President
Hey NFTY Southwest! My name is Arianna Walker. I am a sophomore at Rancho Solano. I am a 3d printing fanatic, I have 4 dogs, a cat, and a lot of exotic fish (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, etc…) I am a passionate Rubik’s cube speed solver and currently average 35 seconds. I am in the Phoenix Children’s chorus, and I am editor and Chief of my High school Newspaper (Pegasus).
Candidates for Communication Vice President
Hi NFTY-SW! My name is Ariel Eisen and I am your 5781-5782
Communications Vice President. I have been a part of NFTYsince
my freshman year. Because of NFTY I’ve made so many friends
and have been a part of so many incredible experiences and I
wouldn’t trade the world for one second of it. When I’m not on a
call with my TYG I’m usually talking with friends, watching
Netflix, baking, or online window shopping. I’m super excited to
serve as SW-CVP and to make amazing merch over the next year!