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

Sarah Neuberger, President
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Shalom, NFTY-SAR! My name is Sarah Neuberger and I am extremely excited and honored to serve as your 2019-2020 President! I’m from Sandy Springs, GA and come from SCRUFY, the baaaaaaaaast TYG in the region! When I’m not at regional events, you can find me at Temple Sinai, on that IB grind, or hanging out with my friends! Feel free to contact me over text, instagram, email, Snapchat, Twitter, or Facebook! I look forward to an absolutely amazing year with you, NFTY-SAR!

Lily Shinn, Programming Vice President
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Shalom! My name is Lily Shinn and I am so excited to serve as your 5779-5780 NFTY-SAR Programming Vice President! I am a junior at Providence High School in Charlotte, NC as well as a proud member of LIBERTY (yay Larry the llama). When I am not at a NFTY or LIBERTY event, you can always find me with my friends and/or family, playing guitar, with my fabulous dog, Dallas, or at the beach. I have served for two years on LIBERTY board as well as serving as the NFTY-SAR Big/Little chair for the 5778-5779 year. NFTY-SAR is not only my second home, but it is my family. Feel free to call, text, email, FaceTime, DM, or snapchat anytime. I can't wait for this amazing year with all my SARites 🙂

Jesse Jacobson, Social Action Vice President
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What is up NFTY-SAR!? My name is Jesse Jacobson and I will be happily serving as your Social Action Vice President for the 2019-2020 school year. I am from a small town in North Carolina called Davidson. Some of my favorite activities include Basketball, running Track and Field, and possibly above all, eating. Most times you can find me laughing with my friends while listening to the newest rap banger. The quote I live by is, "The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried about what other people are doing or what’s popular." by Wiz Khalifa. NFTY became the biggest part of my life really fast. I served as the SAVP for KTTY, my temple youth group last year. I am beyond excited and so grateful to lead SAR this upcoming year. Together we can change NFTY and hundreds of kids lives. If you ever want to talk about literally anything feel free to reach out to me on Email, Instagram, or Snapchat. Let's make this the best year yet NFTY-SAR!

Leah Faupel, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Hey NFTY-SAR! My name is Leah Faupel and I am so honored and excited to serve as your 5779-5780 Religious and Cultural Vice President. I am from HOTTY and served as the SOcial Action Vice President last year, and I was a participant of the URJ Kutz Camp Torah Corps program in 2018, and spent summers before that at Six Points Sports Academy. When I'm not at a NFTY or HOTTY event, you can find me eating ice cream, singing something, or playing Just Dance. I am a senior at Milton High School, in the JSU, NHS, and chorus. Please don't hesitate to text, call, or email me, whether you want to talk about something Jewish, something musical, or just want to chat in general!

Abby Limor, Membership Vice President
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Shalom NFTY-SAR!! My name is Abby Limor and I am the NFTY-SAR Membership Vice President (MVP) for the 2019-2020 year! I am from Atlanta, GA and I attend Dekalb School of the Arts!! On the rare occasion that I am not doing something for or with NFTY, you can find me spending time with friends, eating coffee chocolate chip ice cream, watching friends with my dogs, or behind the scenes at a theatre performance. I am an active member of my TYG, HOTTY, where I served on the board for the past two years, one of which was spent as MVP. I am looking forward to strengthing our community and making it a more inclusive and welcoming place. I am also super excited to write some super awesome mixers and to continue to expand our 678 and big/little program!! Never hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all or if you have any good tv show recommendations!! I can't wait for an amazing year NFTY-SAR!

Gabby Perales, Communications Vice President 
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Hi NFTY SAR! My name is Gabby Perales and I am so thrilled to be serving as your 5779-5780 Communications Vice President! I am from Sumter, South Carolina, where I am a junior at Sumter High School (Go Gamecocks!) and am currently active in my TYG, COFTY. I attended URJ Camp Coleman for seven years and proudly participated in Kutz19. Outside of NFTY, you can find me with my dance team, watching Netflix, going on walks, or hanging out with my friends and family. If you ever want to talk or have any question or concerns, you can hit me up through emails, texts, calls, snapchats, and most likely any other form of social media! I am so excited to experience this year alongside you, NFTY SAR!!

Meet our Regional Staff

Adam Griff


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