Meet Our Regional Board

Robin Falkow, President
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Robin Falkow is a senior from Ramsey, NJ and is honored to be your President! In the past few years, Robin has served on the board of her TYG, the NFTY-GER Cabinet, and was last year's regional Communications Vice President. When not at NFTY events, Robin can be found with a camera in hand practicing photography, playing with her dogs, or baking in the kitchen.

Elianna Perlman, Programming Vice President
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Elianna is a junior from STISY in South Orange, New Jersey. She has served as a Program Coordinator on NFTY-GER's Regional Cabinet and attended URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy for four summers. When she is not at NFTY events, Elianna enjoys reading, knitting, listening to music, and embroidering. She is excited to be serving NFTY-GER as PVP and is looking forward to a fantastic year!

Zohar Grinvald, Social Action Vice President
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Zohar is a senior from Monmouth Country and is thrilled to be serving her second term as Social Action Vice President! Her experiences in UMC and Kutz have made her passionate about partnering with local communities, and she is always looking for new initiatives to share with her NFTY community! Her extroverted personality and love for NFTY keep her busy, but in her free time, Zohar loves to garden, bike, and plan for the future.

Jacob Shinder, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Jacob Shinder is a junior from Closter, New Jersey. He has served as the Programming Vice President for two years on his TYG Board. In this past year, Jacob was in the Songleading Committee and the T.O.N. Committee. Jacob is a proud member of his music department and loves to sing tunes and play on his trumpet. In his free time, Jacob watches action/comedy movies, walks his dog Ginger, rides his bike, and helps his family with technology issues.

Heather Romoff, Membership Vice President
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Heather Romoff is a senior, from Suffern, NY, and is thrilled to be the Membership Vice President. She is a member of BHSSTY and was formerly the NFTY-GER Yearbook Chair. In her free time, Heather enjoys playing softball, tap dancing, and hanging out with her friends. She can always be seen with a smile on her face and a positive attitude.

Lindsay Jacobs, Recruitment Vice President
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Lindsay Jacobs is a junior from Manalapan, New Jersey. Lindsay is excited to be the Recruitment Vice President! Last year she was the Membership Vice President for her TYG, YOSHE, and was the 678 chair on NFTY GER cabinet. Lindsay also attended URJ Camp Harlam for the past seven years. When not at NFTY, she can be found either on the field hockey field, playing lacrosse, or hanging out with friends. Lindsay also loves her dogs, crocs, scrunchies, and nalgenes.

 Nathan Perlam, Financial Vice President
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Nathan Perlman is a Junior from South Orange, New Jersey and is delighted to be serving NFTY-GER as the Financial Vice President this year. Nathan has served two years on the board of his TYG, STISY, including one year as the Financial Vice President. He has also served on NFTY-GER’s cabinet as the Fundraising Chair and the Shuk Manager. Nathan is excited to help the region thrive financially in the upcoming year.

Raina Lambert, Communications Vice President
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Raina Lambert bio coming soon!

Meet Our Regional Cabinet

Program Coordinators: Aiden D’Antonio, Jake Levin, Max Cooper
RAC-NJ Team: Ezri Abraham and Jake Levin
UMC Student Coordinators: Andrew Steiner and Rachel Stern
UMC Team: Rachel Smet
Head Songleader: Ezri Abraham
Family Team: Daisy Nashel and Olivia Deloca
High School Engagement Team: Rachel Smet
678 Team: Ben Sammut
Fundraising Chair: Abby Glick
Media team: Liz Blaine and Charlie Nashel-Watts
Video Chair: Nate Frank

NFTY Garden Empire 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 Director of Youth Engagement who oversees all programs and administration. 

Our Staff

Emily Messinger
NFTY - East Area Manager
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