NFTY Southern Area 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 Advisor who oversees all programs and administration.
Meet our Regional Board
Lily Ragals, President Email Lily
Stella Smolowitz, Programming Vice President Email Stella
Hi! I’m Stella Smolowitz and I’m your 2021-2022 NFTY-SAR Programming Vice President! I’m a senior and I live in the Queen City: Charlotte, NC! I’ve been involved in NFTY since 6th grade and I’ve fallen in love with the community. Some things I like to do outside of NFTY are scrapbooking, running, watching sunsets with friends, and playing with my dog!
Lola Bessoff, Social Action Vice President Email Lola
Hey, SAR! I’m Lola Bessoff and I’m super excited to be serving as your social action vice president this year! I’m a Senior at River Ridge High School in Woodstock. (Go Knights!!) When I’m not at school or with NFTY SAR, I’ll probably be hiking, jamming out to One Direction, or rewatching the entire series of New Girl. I can’t wait to work with you all in discovering our passions and creating the magic of Camp Jenny! Feel free to reach out to me at any point this year! I love you, SAR!
Nikki Skyer, Membership Vice President Email Nikki
Emily Adamo, Communications Vice President Email Emily
Regional CVP! I live in Charlotte, NC and I’m a proud LIBERTYite! Go
Llamas! This year, I am a senior at Weddington High School. I love
spending time with friends and family, watching cheesy rom-coms and
playing around with my camera (which you’ll almost never find me
without) I love you, SARites!
Meet Our Regional Staff
Rabbi Andrew Terkel was born and raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and grew up active in his synagogue, NFTY-TOR, and URJ Greene Family Camp….
Jessie Schwartzman is an engagement professional excited to take on a brand-new combined position with JumpSpark and the URJ. She is a recent graduate of Florida State University’s school of…