Meet Our Regional Board

Maya Levy, President
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Maya Levy will be a senior in Tucson, Arizona and a member of the pretty cool youth group, JCTEY. Last year, she served on the NFTY-SW regional board as Religious and Cultural Vice President, and has also served on JCTEY’s board for two years. Maya is an active member of  her synagogue as a B’nei Mitzvah tutor and Torah reader, and she regularly volunteers to lead Shabbat services at a Jewish senior living facility. Maya also spends her time playing on her school tennis team, writing for her school newspaper, and jamming to the NFTY-SW playlists on Spotify. Maya is passionate about the NFTY-SW community, is dedicated to helping it grow and thrive, and is honored to be serving as NFTY Southwest President!

Ever PrishkulnikProgramming Vice President (PVP)
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Hello hello hello, NFTY-SW! I am Ever Prishkulnik and I am uber pumped to be serving as NFTY-SW Programming Vice President! I will be senior in an early college program in Santa Fe, NM. I own five HydroFlasks and they are my best friends, #squadgoals (and yes, they have names and backstories). I am head-over-heels in love with NFTY, and I am excited to share laughs and picture-perfect moments with all of you this year!

Annaliese Rios, Social Action Vice President (SAVP)
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Hi everyone! My name is Anneliese Rios and I am running to be your Social Action Vice President for this upcoming year. I like piña coladas (virgin of course,) and getting caught in the rain! I am a happy-go-lucky kind of person who loves getting to know and meet new people. My favorite season is winter, and an interesting fact about me is that I am afraid of coleslaw! So that’s a little bit about me, can’t wait to tell you more at at NFTY-SW events!

Dylan Brooks, Religious & Cultural Vice President (RCVP)
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Hi, my name is Dylan Brooks and I am so excited to be serving as your RCVP.   I enjoy talking about sports with my friends as well as a little bit of learning here or there. I also have two brothers, Jordan and Cameron and my dog Nelson. I enjoy spending my summers at summer camp and am excited to spend my summer in Israel with the Big Trip!

Aaron Goldschmidt, Membership Vice President (MVP)
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Yeehaw NFTY Southwest! My name is Aaron Goldschmidt, and I am excited to serve as your Membership Vice President! I will be a senior this year and I love NFTY, wrestling, and well timed knock-knock jokes. I own a Hydroflask named Hydrofrank, who is littered with stickers that scream NJB. I am currently both a member of the NFTY  Temple Youth Group Engagement Committee and served this past year as President of my Youth Group, BITY. Excited to see y’all at a NFTY-SW event soon!

Jacob Cohen, Communications Vice President (CVP)
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Hey what’s up NFTY-Southwest, my name is Jacob Cohen. I am 16 and will be a junior in Phoenix Arizona. My pupper is named Pickles and he’s a really good boy. When I’m not at NFTY events you can catch me taking long walks through the aisles of Walmart.

NFTY Southwest 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 Regional Director of Youth Engagement who oversees all programs and administration. 


Lynne Butner


Lynne Butner is the Senior Regional Director of Youth Engagement for NFTY-SW. Lynne has been empowering Jewish teens for over 20 years to be…