Meet Our Regional Board
Dylan Brooks, President
Hi, my name is Dylan Brooks and I am excited to be serving as the President of NFTY-SW this year. Currently, I am finishing up my Junior year in high school and serving as president of my school’s Jewish Student Union. I spend my summers at Camp Stein and will be on staff for the first time this year. I spend most of my time after school teaching at the Congregation Beth Israel preschool or playing recreational basketball. I also enjoy spending my free time listening to classic rock and cuddling with my cute pupper, Nelson.
Josh Rosenblum, Programming Vice President (PVP)
Hi NFTY-SW! My name is Josh Rosenblum and I’m so excited to serve as your 2019-20 Programming Vice President! I’m going to be a Junior this year from the Phoenix metro area, but I’ve also lived in Chicago, New York, and New Jersey, so the East Coast definitely holds a special place in my heart. I love hiking, playing guitar, talking about baseball, and of course, going to NFTY events! If you have any ideas for programs throughout the year, let me know! I’m more than open to making them happen. Can’t wait to see you at a NFTY event soon!
Ben Siamon, Social Action Vice President (SAVP)
Hello NFTY-SW! Who has two thumbs and is excited to serve as your 2019-2020 Social Action Vice President? Meeeeee! I am Ben Siamon I will be a senior, I love telling dad jokes and if you hear laughter, chances are it’s me. I love the Phoenix Suns, Broadway, watching the office, political humor, chicken wings and of course NFTY SW!
Sarah Warner, Religious & Cultural Vice President (RCVP)
Hi, I’m Sarah Warner, and I am excited to serve as your 2019-2020/5779-5780 Religious and Cultural Vice President. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and I’m a junior in MHITY. I grew up at a Jewish preschool and my family was active in our congregation, and when I was 6 years old, my family and several others helped start a small reform temple in central Phoenix. I spent the last 10 summers at Jewish summer camp, and last summer, I spent a month in Israel. As I grew up, my parents and synagogue leaders instilled in me a love for Judaism, Jewish values, and Israel. Through my own journey and learning, Judaism and Israel have become central parts of my identity. I look forward to continuing my Jewish learning in NFTY and beyond.
Jordan Feinberg, Membership Vice President (MVP)
Hi NFTY-Southwest! I’m Jordan Feinberg and I’m so excited to serve as your 2019-2020 Membership Vice President! I am an upcoming junior from Las Vegas, Nevada and a passionate NFTY-ite. When I’m not talking about how much I miss my NFTY friends, you can usually find me dancing, eating macaroni and cheese, working on my school’s daily broadcast, and volunteering at my temple and various events around Las Vegas. I am a sucker for the Jonas Brothers, icebreakers, and dad jokes. Most importantly, I am extremely passionate about NFTY and its members, as the members are what makes NFTY so amazing! I am so excited to see all of your beautiful faces at future events!
Jacob Cohen, Communications Vice President (CVP)
“Hi I'm Jacob Cohen! I’m excited to serve a second term as your CVP for this upcoming year. When I’m not in school I’m hanging out with friends or with my dog, Pickles. I'm looking forward to seeing you wearing great NFTY-SW merch at an event soon!
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.