Meet Our Regional Board

Blair, President
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Hey MV! I’m Blair and I could not be more excited to serve as the President for the upcoming school year! I’m going to be a senior at Parkway Central High School next year, and I am a member of UHTYG. This summer, I am spending the first week of summer being a counselor at Camp Rainbow for the second time, and I’m going to NYC for a fashion program! In my free time I love to play with my dog Rocky and do makeup. I cannot wait to see everyone at events this year!

Samantha, Programming Vice President
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Hey Missouri Valley! I’m Samantha  and I cant wait to be your 2019-2020 Programming Vice President!! I’m a sophomore from Colorado. I love to swim, hike, and play with my dog!! I have gone to summer camp for the past 6 years and plan on becoming a lifeguard! In my free time you can most likely find me attempting to learn guitar or drawing!! This year is going to be so fun!

Ayelet, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Hey Missouri Valley! I’m Ayelet and I’m so excited to be your Religious and Cultural Vice President for this upcoming year. This year I will be a senior at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, and I am a member of PBnJ. This summer will be my 10th summer at URJ camp Kalsman, and I am also going to be a counselor at Camp Rainbow. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time include hanging out with friends and watching Friends. I cannot wait for an amazing year in MV!

Josh, Social Action Vice President
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Hello NFTY Mo Valley! I'm Josh and I'm your Social Action Vice President for the 2019-2020 term, and I couldn't be more ecstatic! I belong to United Hebrew in St. Louis, and I'm a junior at Parkway Central High School. Some hobbies of mine include playing sports, listening to music, hanging out with my friends, and playing Xbox (my gamertag is iubh you should add me). Some activities I'm involved in at school are baseball and speech and debate. Debate has led me to become so passionate and social issues and I hope I can educate all of you on the social issues we see in the world today! Can't wait to spend time with everyone this year!

Alexis, SLIID Membership Vice President
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Hey MV! I’m Alexis  and I’m super excited to serve as your SLIID MVP for this upcoming year. I’m going to be a junior at Parkway Central High School next year and I am a member of UHTYG in St. Louis. Other than NFTY, I’m on my high schools varsity dance team and I ride horses competitively. My horses name is Secret and I also have a gerbil named Vladimir. This summer, I’m going to Israel for 3 weeks and I can’t wait. So pumped to see all of you this upcoming year!!

Jack, Western Membership Vice President
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What's up MV! I'm Jack and can't wait to work as your Western MVP. When I'm not doing something NFTY related, I am most likely outside exploring Colorado, or playing some sort of sport. I am going to be a Junior at Cherry Creek High School this upcoming year. For the past four summers, I went to Surprise Lake Camp in Coldspring, New York. But this summer I am not going back, and am going to be a lifeguard. I can't wait to have some of the best events ever!

Sonya, Communications and Visuals Vice President
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Hey Missouri Valley! My name is Sonya, and I'm stoked to be your 2019-2020 Communications Vice President. I am a member of BTY in Boulder, Colorado, and I will be a junior this upcoming school year. This summer will be a blast because I will be attending Kutz for the first time! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, playing with my dogs, bopping to music, and hiking in the beautiful mountains. However, I'm usually pretty busy playing volleyball. One of my favorite things to do is talk to people, so feel free to contact me whenever. I can't wait for this year in NFTY and all the memories and friendships it will bring!

Jonathan, Special Projects Coordinator
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Hey MV! My name is Jonathan and I am thrilled to be your 2019-2020 Special Projects Coordinator. This summer, I am going to be an overnight counselor at Camp Rainbow for the first time and I can’t wait. This upcoming year I will be a junior at Cherry Creek High School in Denver, Colorado. I love to watch Colorado sports in my free time, and when I’m not at school or NFTY I’m generally playing ultimate frisbee or hanging out with friends. I also enjoy playing the alto saxophone in my school’s symphonic, jazz, and marching band. I’m looking forward to an excellent year!

NFTY Missouri Valley 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 of Youth Engagement who oversees all programs and administration. 


Beth Lipschutz


Beth Lipschutz, MSW, is the Regional Director for Youth Engagement for NFTY Missouri Valley. In this position, she mentors the Regional Board and other teen leaders as they plan…