Meet Our Regional Board
Maya Levy, President
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 Prishkulnik, Programming Vice President (PVP)
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)
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)
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
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 at a NFTY-SW event soon!
Jacob Cohen, Communications Vice President
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.