Meet Our Regional Board

Anna Schwartz, President
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Hi NFTY-PAR! My name is Anna Schwartz and I am a Senior from Pittsburgh.  I could not be more excited to lead the region into a year of tangible change.  My goal is to involve every PARite as much as possible, so if you have feedback about an event or an idea for a program, don't be scared to reach out! When not at NFTY events, on the 5 hour car ride to NFTY events, or on NFTY zoom calls from home, I'm usually teaching kids at my synagogue or having mini dance parties with my friends.  I love NFTY, I love Judaism, but most importantly, I love having fun.  I cannot wait to make some memories with all of you this year as we work together to make changes in our region and in the world.


Sophie Kravatz, Programming Vice President
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Hey NFTY-PAR! My name is Sophie Kravatz and I am super excited to serve as your Programming Vice President this year! I am a senior at Pennsbury High School and have been apart of SHAFTY since freshman year. When I’m not at a NFTY event or talking about NFTY you can find me playing softball and spending time with my friends and family. Over the summer I spend my time at URJ Camp Harlam and love to explore and meet new people! If you have any ideas or suggestions for programs this year feel free to reach out! I am so excited to work with you all this year!


Maddy Denker, Social Action Vice President
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Hey NFTY-PAR! I’m Maddy Denker and I am super grateful and pumped to serve as your Social Action Vice President for the upcoming 2020-2021 year. My goal for this year is to help all of you to make an impact in your community so if you have any ideas feel free to reach out. I’m always up for a conversation about social action! When I am not at a NFTY event you can probably find me doing something at my school, Barrack Hebrew Academy, or hanging out with friends in Philly at a Solomonov restaurant (Goldies Falafel is the best). I cannot wait to spend this year getting to know all of you and doing fun social action projects together.


Lex Winitsky, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Hey NFTY PAR! I’m Lex, your RCVP for the 2020-2021 year. It will be a great year! I’m from Philly. My favorite thing in the world is music, playing it or listening. NFTY-PAR events and Camp Harlam are my happy places. PAR has given me so many amazing memories and friends. I hope this year we can create many more. I am so excited to be on board this year and work to keep PAR as the best place on earth.





Mia Fremder, Membership Vice President
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Hi beautiful people! I’m Mia Fremder and I’m so thrilled to be your Membership Vice President for the 5780-5781 year! I’m part of the class of 2021 at High School South in West Windsor, NJ. I can’t wait to meet new PARites and hang out with current ones. When I’m not doing NFTY-PAR related things or hanging with my youth group (BCTY), I love to cook, bake, workout, watch Netflix and hang with my friends! I absolutely love meeting new people so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat! I can’t wait to see what this year brings!


Ezra Briskin, Fundraising Vice President
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Hey NFTY-PAR! My name is Ezra Briskin and I am so excited to be the 5780-5781 Fundraising Vice President of this amazing region. I am a junior at Council Rock North in Newtown, PA and I belong to SHAFTY. When I am not doing NFTY related activities, I am most likely listening to music (suggestions are always welcomed), talking about sports/politics, or working. In the summer, I attend URJ Camp Newman in Northern California and have been going for as long as I can remember. Please don't hesitate to reach out to talk about anything and everything, I always love meeting new people. I can't wait to work with all of you to make NFTY-PAR the absolute best it can be!!



Lucas Golluber, Communications Vice President
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What’s up NFTY-PAR! My name is Lucas Golluber and I am so excited to work as your Communications Vice President this year! I am an upcoming Junior at Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy in the Main Line. I live in Abington, Pennsylvania, and am an active member of KIFTY in Elkins Park! Outside of NFTY, you can find me roaming around on adventures and taking way too many pictures. I spend my summers doing whatever comes to mind, but most of the time I stay at the Jersey shore in Longport! You will rarely ever find me without a smile or my camera because I am literally obsessed with it. I am so psyched for this year and cannot wait to see what is in store for us all. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any ideas or questions! 


NFTY Pennsylvania 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 Director who oversees all programs and administration.

Our Staff

Emily Messinger
NFTY - East Area Manager
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