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

Emily Glatter, President
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Hi NFTY-SAR! My name is Emily Glatter and I am so thrilled to serve as your 5777-5778 President! I am a senior at Johns Creek High School and an active member of Temple Kehillat Chaim in Roswell, GA, where I served on the board of my TYG, RAFTY, for three years. Outside of NFTY, you can find me at Lake Lanier with my family (and my dog), listening to Spanish music, or hanging out with friends. You can also spot me at school planning multicultural events, playing the tuba, eating donuts at JSU meetings, and daydreaming about the next NFTY-SAR event. I am so excited to have a great year of NFTY with all of you!


Daniel Marks, Programming Vice President
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Hi NFTY SAR! My name is Daniel Marks, and I'm your regional Programming Vice President for 2017-2018. Marietta, GA is my hometown, and my TYG is HOTTY. I love music and playing guitar, and my favorite band of all time is Green Day. If you love having a good old time laughing about memes, I'm your guy. If you want to talk to me, you can find me wearing a Camp Jenny or NFTY SAR t-shirt at all times. This year, I want to make sure everyone in SAR can find a way to engage themselves during any program. I can't wait for the incredible year ahead!


Hannah Restler, Social Action Vice President
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Hi SAR! My name is Hannah and I am super excited to serve as your Social Action Vice President. I live in Milton, Georgia and am a Senior at Cambridge High School. At Cambridge I am involved in NHS, Beta, NEHS, being a freshman ambassador, and so much more! In my free time I enjoy watching Fixer Upper, sleeping, talking to my friends, eating frozen yogurt, and being with my family! If you have any questions or just want to talk, please feel free to email me at sar-savp@nfty.org! Get ready for an awesome year SAR!!!!


Charlie Forstein, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Hey SAR! My name is Charlie Forstein and I am so excited to be your 5777- 5778 Religious and Cultural Vice President. I live in Greenville, South Carolina (Yay GREFTY!) and when I am not talking about NFTY, you can find me sleeping, sporting or obsessing over Chaco tans. I love talking about Israel, dogs and food, and I'm always excited to meet new people! I cant wait to have an amazing year with you all!


Jake Forstein, Membership Vice President
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Shalom Y’all! My name is Jake Forstein and I am the NFTY-SAR Membership Vice President for the 2017-2018 school year. I come from Greenville, SC and the amazing TYG of GREFTY. #begreftygreat My favorite things to do (besides NFTY) are eating ice cream, playing with my dogs, and watching Netflix. I served on youth group board for the past 2 years and was a participant in Kutz17. I’m so excited for the upcoming year and can’t wait to see everything we do as a region. If you’d like to contact me, you can find me on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or you can email me at the email address above. See you soon, SAR!


Val Light, Communications Vice President 
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Shalom NFTY-SAR! My name is Val Light and I am so delighted that I have the honor of serving as your Communications Vice President for the second year! I am a senior at Walton High School in Marietta, GA, where I am involved with Principals Leadership Committee, Jew Crew, Walton Ambassador Program, Walton Leadership Team, and more! In my free time, you can find me crying about how much I love dogs, watching 30 second Facebook cooking videos, attempting to master my makeup skills, Snapchatting, eating kale (my fav food), or laughing at memes! I am obsessed with social media and one of my goals in life is to bring crocs back (it will happen!!!) If you have any questions or just want to talk, PLEASE feel free to contact me on Facebook, through email SAR-CVP@nfty.org, or you can slide into my DM’s! I absolutely cannot wait to spend this year leading the region I love the most!

Meet our Regional Staff

Adam Griff

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From Cleveland to Denver, Boulder to Atlanta, Adam has worked to engage and inspire Jewish teens across the county. While in high school, he…