Naftali grew up in Suffern, NY, where he attended Congregation Bais Torah, led by Rabbi Berel Wein. Naftali credits his family and community in veering his interest towards communal work. With a background in social work, he previously worked at the OU’s office in New York for a number of years as the Director of Community Outreach and Engagement for Yachad.
As the Southeast Regional Director, Naftali works closely with the region’s synagogue rabbinic and lay leadership, as well as local federations and Jewish organizations to connect, network and develop meaningful relationships and provide resources.
Naftali and his wife Shani live in Boca Raton and are members of the Boca Raton Synagogue, an OU-member shul.