Meet Our Regional Board

Alyson Martinez, President

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Hey NFTY STR! My name is Alyson Martinez and I am beyond excited to serve as your 5780-5781 President. I live in sunny Boca Raton, Florida and I am a senior at Boca High. I am a member of (the best TYG) BOFTY. Aside from NFTY, you can find me listening to music, singing, playing piano, or going to the beach! Some extra random fun facts are that my favorite fruit is apricots, I love almond milk, and I have spent the past 2 summers at the URJ Kutz Camp. Last year I served as your regional RCVP and I cannot wait to take on this new journey as President with my favorite community. I love meeting new people so feel free to text, call, email, Snapchat or DM me anytime! Looking forward to another amazing year with you, NFTY STR!! 


Meghan Mandile, Programming Vice President
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Hi NFTY-STR!! It's Meghan Mandile, and I am super excited to be serving as your Programming Vice President this year. I am a senior at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton and am a member (of the best TYG) BOFTY.  I am obsessed with The Vampire Diaries, and Criminal Minds. When I'm not at home binging Netflix, you can catch me playing with my dog, watching the sunset at the park, or grabbing an iced coffee. I'm outgoing and spontaneous so never hesitate to reach out to me through phone, Snapchat, Instagram, or email. I look forward to seeing how this region shines and what we can accomplish together.


Ava DinowSocial Action Vice President    
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Heyo NFTY-STR, I’m Ava! I am so ecstatic to be your 2020-2021 SAVP, and to spread tikkun olam to such a wonderful and caring community. I’m a senior at Jupiter High School and a member of the (best) TYG, JAMTY. When not doing NFTY things or volunteering, you will most definitely find me at the beach, out paddleboarding, watching Marvel or Pixar movies, or playing with my dogs Teddy and Pepper Potts, who are my EVERYTHING. I am also honored to be serving as one of your Camp Jenny 34 co-directors! Despite the obstacles thrown our way, I know we are going to make this NFTY year amazing. I am so excited to see how together hand-in-hand, we’re going to allow this region to continue to thrive while making a difference in the world around us! 


Jordan SchmidtReligious & Cultural Vice President
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What's up NFTY-STR?! I'm Jordan, though most people call me Schmidty and I am BEYOND excited to be serving as your Religious and Cultural Vice President for the 5780-5781 / 2020-2021 year! When I'm not writing Jewish music or playing guitar and singing Broadway songs, you can often find me programming or working on engineering projects. If you have any music recommendations or want to talk about anything, I'd love to chat!  Looking forward to an amazing year and see you all soon!



Alyssa Hurwitz, Communications Vice President
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Hey NFTY-STR! I’m Alyssa and I am so excited to be your Communications Vice President! I’m a senior in High School and an active member of my TYG, STARY, in Boynton Beach. Outside of NFTY, I am a varsity cheerleader and president of my school's DECA chapter. I love photography, traveling, baking, and Disney. I am so excited for an amazing year.



Yael Litwak, Membership Vice President
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Hey NFTY STR! I’m Yael and I’m so excited to serve as your 2020-2021 Membership Vice President! I’m a junior in high school in Aventura, FL and I am a dedicated member of my TYG SNFTY. You can find me dancing, working out, watching my favorite TV shows- Greys Anatomy and Boy/Girl Meets World and spending my summers at one of my favorite places, URJ Camp Coleman! I’m super energetic and always willing to have a conversation, so feel free to reach out and say hey! I cannot wait for all the magic and fun that this year will bring!

NFTY Southern Tropical Region 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. 


Rabbi Andrew H. Terkel


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….