Meet Our Regional Board

Brock Jacobs, President
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Hey NFTY-SO! My name is Brock Jacobs and I live in Maumelle, Arkansas home of LaFTY. This year I will be serving as your Regional President and I am so excited! I am seventeen years old and I’m going to be a senior at Maumelle High School this year. When I am not doing NFTY, I love to sing with my school choir and participate in my schools theatre department, and binge watch The Office. Another fun fact is that I am an identical twin. I can’t wait to see how this year goes and I hope to see each and everyone one of you at an event!

Emma Benjamin, Programming Vice President
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Hi y’all! I’m Emma Benjamin and I’m so excited to be NFTY-SO’s Programming Vice President this year! I’m looking forward to this upcoming year and am so excited to plan programs and make sure every event is a fun and memorable one! I’m super thrilled for the upcoming year and I hope y’all are too!

Ella Rockoff, Social Action Vice President
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Hey y’all! My name is Ella Rockoff and I’m your 2018-2019 SAVP! I reside in Jackson, MS and I am a Junior in high school. I am so so so excited for this year! I cant  wait to become bffs with everyone in NFTY-SO and create awesome memories together learning about Judaism and current issues in the world. A fun fact about me is that I can touch my tongue to my nose.

Lauren CohenReligious & Cultural Vice President
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Hey y’all! My name is Lauren Cohen from Atlanta, Georgia and  I’m your Religious and Cultural VP this year!  I can’t wait to serve on NFTY- SO’s board! Growing up attending Jewish day school, I sat through thousands of services ranging anywhere from orthodox to secular. On board, I hope to make both fun and spiritual services that allow everyone to feel connected no matter their religious beliefs. I’m SO excited for this year and I hope you are too!!

Marlie Thompson,  Membership Vice President
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Hey y'all! I’m Marlie Thompson and I’m NFTY-SO’s Membership Vice President. I live in Birmingham, AL and I’m a sophomore in high school, making me the youngest person on board this year. I love NFTY-SO because it gives me opportunities to see my closest friends throughout the year. I'm so excited to see what this year has in store for our region and to get a huge increase in members!

Maddie GoffCommunications Vice President
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Hey y’all! I’m Maddie Goff and I’m serving as the 2018-2019 Communications Vice President. Over the past few years NFTY has really become my home and I can’t wait for y’all to share the NFTY magic with y’all!! When I’m not at NFTY events, you can find me in my hometown, New Orleans. I’m a student trainer for my school Newman, and I’m on student council as my grades PEP representative. I love NFTY-SO because it allows me to stay in touch with all my friends across the south and it creates a community where Judaism is celebrated! Can’t wait to see y’all at events!!

NFTY Southern 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. 


Sarah Tucker

Sarah Tucker grew up in Pensacola, Florida. She grew up at Jacobs Camp and always considered it a second home. As a teen, she also served on the board…