Meet Our Regional Board


Sienna Shapiro, President
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Hi, Ohio Valley! My name is Sienna Shapiro and I am so excited to be running for your 2022-2023 Regional Board President! I am a junior at Carmel High School and proud member of IFTY. I am involved in Best Buddies, sewing clothes, and horseback riding. NFTY has been a large part of my life since I was a child, and I hope to give the same experience to future generations.

Stephanie Grunwald, Programming Vice President
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Hi OV! My name is Stephanie Grunwald and I am a current junior at Carmel High School. Outside of NFTY, I am involved in show choir at my school as well as a mentor for new freshmen. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family. GUCI and NFTY have played a huge part in my life and I am excited to be able to give back to the community as it has done so much for me!

Yael Epstein, Social Action Vice President
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Hi OV! My name is Yael Epstein and I am your 2022-2023 SAVP. I am a sophomore at Brebeuf Jesuit in Indianapolis, Indiana and belong to Temple Beth Shalom. I play keyboard in a rock band, participate in percussion ensemble, go to GUCI every summer, and much more. I love going to concerts and my favorite musicians are Bob Marley, girl in red, and Dr. Dog. I am beyond excited to be your SAVP and work with all of you to do some social action and have lots of fun!



Sydney Kraus, Religious and Cultural Vice President
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Hi! My name is Sydney Kraus. I am currently a junior at William Mason High School in Mason, OH. I’m a percussionist in the MHS Marching Band, and a competitive dancer. I have been on the board of my TYG since freshman year, currently the PVP. I enjoy meeting new people, creating connections, and having the opportunity to learn from experiences.


Alaina Towne, Membership Vice President
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Hi! I’m Alaina Towne and I’m running to be your next MVP! I go to Congregation Beth Tikvah in Worthington, Ohio and I’m a junior at Liberty High School! In addition to the work I do for my youth group, I love spending time with people in and out of the temple! From traveling to hanging out with friends, you can almost always find me surrounding myself with people! 🙂 Some of my favorite hobbies are playing viola, reading, and tennis!

NFTY Ohio 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. The leadership of NFTY-OV is always available to answer questions and provide useful resources. We are here to assist in the development and enhancement of local youth programs.


Stacy Bernstein


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