Meet Our Regional Board

Lyla Prass, President
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Hey NFTY CAR! My name is Lyla Prass and I could not be more excited to be your President. Outside of NFTY, I am an avid New Girl and Great British Bake Off binger and will be a senior at Deerfield High School. I am on my school’s Model UN team, design and perform theater, and sing in choir. I absolutely adored being your Membership Vice President last year, and am so excited to see all of the growth, fun programs, and laughs we share together this year, virtually and in person!! I cannot wait to get started!


Noah Shapiro, Programming Vice President 
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Hey everyone! My name is Noah Shapiro, and I am beyond excited to be serving as your Programming Vice President. This year I will be a Senior at Deerfield High School, where I perform in theater, sing in choir, and do a lot of other things! I had an amazing time serving as the Communications VP last year, and can't wait for this next chapter in NFTY-CAR. I can't wait to get the year started, and hopefully see you all in person soon!

Ania Sacks, Social Action Vice President
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Hey NFTY-CAR! I’m Ania Sacks, I’m an incoming senior at OPRF, and I’m so excited to be your 2021-22 SAVP! In my free time you can find me watching Netflix, working on art, playing the violin, going on a walk with my dog, and participating in Jewish activities. NFTY has connected me to my Jewish community, helped me expand my leadership skills, and allowed me to build amazing friendships. I can’t wait to continue growing with NFTY and to help you all grow too!

Daryn Kaplan , Religious & Cultural Vice President
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Hey NFTY-CAR! I’m Daryn, your 5781-5782 RCVP. I’ll be a senior in the fall at Evanston Township High School. I love to play guitar, ride trains, and spend time hanging out with all my cool NFTY friends. Can’t wait to have a great year with everyone!

Molly Schless, Membership Vice President
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Hi NFTY! My name is Molly Schless and I am your new Membership VP! I am a Junior at Buffalo Grove high school where I am a part of choir and other music programs. In my free time, I love to read, go on walks with my dog and hang out with friends. I am so excited for the amazing year ahead and can’t wait to work with everyone!

Aden Weiss, Treasurer
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Hi NFTYites! My name is Aden Weiss and I am the NFTY CAR Treasurer. I’m a rising senior at Oak Park River Forest High School and am an active member of Oak Park Temple. Outside of NFTY I’m an avid distance runner and love eating mexican food. I love NFTY because I get to express myself and learn more about Judaism! One thing I’m most excited to do this year as treasurer is to make merch madness brackets (like march madness) for people to vote on their favorite merch designs.

Lauren Tapper, Communications Vice President
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Hey NFTY! My name is Lauren and I am a junior at the UChicago Lab Schools in Chicago. Outside of NFTY, I am on my school's Model UN team and literary translation journal, and am an avid boba tea drinker.

NFTY Chicago 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. 


Stacy Bernstein


Stacy is a St. Louis native, and grew up at Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI). She was involved in NFTY Missouri Valley…