MEET THE MAGIC MAKERS

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR & LA MANAGER

FINANCE CONSULTANT

Originally from St. Louis, Brian is a lifelong camper and experienced camp director. Camp Sabra is his camp “home,” where he spent 10 summers, climbing the ranks from camper to assistant director. He then ventured off the beaten path to work for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, running their Kid’s Program, before returning to the Jewish camping world. Brian has staffed 11 Birthright Israel trips, and also served as the Director of University of Missouri’s Hillel. Brian graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Journalism, offering skills he puts to good use in each Trybal Tribune article. Sports, running and traveling are Brian’s true passions, as well as all things Color War! Brian and his beautiful wife reside in Los Angeles.

EVENTS MANAGER

MARK GUTMAN

ZOOM PRODUCER

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, Mark hasn’t missed a summer at camp since 1998 when he was a first-time camper at Shwayder Camp. After receiving his degree in Human Development and family studies from Colorado State University, he spent a year volunteering as a tour guide in Israel. Mark continued to pursue his career in Jewish Education. He went on to serve as the Director of Youth Engagement at Congregation Beth El, outside of Boston, and then at Temple Rodef Shalom, in Northern Virginia. Most recently, he returned to the camping world as the Assistant Director at Camp Interlaken in Wisconsin. Currently, Mark resides in Milwaukee with his wife, Hannah, and their dog, Boomer.

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OUR TEAM

Inspired by Birthright alumni and a lifelong passion for color war, Trybal aims to bring the magic of immersive experiences for young adults back to North America. Our team is second to none. We are camp professionals, experience designers, ski junkies, DJs, non-profit executives, artists, travel geeks, and friends. Together, we are committed to delivering exceptional programs that are inviting to Jewish young adults of all backgrounds.

Trybal is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

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founder & CEo

Born and raised in the Boston area, Carine has more than a decade of experience working in Jewish travel and experiential marketing. Carine has served in a number of roles, including the Director of Marketing at Authentic Israel, as a consultant for Start-Up Nation Central in Tel Aviv & the iCenter in Chicago, and as a tour guide for LivingSocial Adventures. Carine is a Wexner Graduate Fellow and ROI alum. In 2018, she was named a "36 Under 36" by The Jewish Week and a Chai in the Hub honoree by CJP in Boston. Carine holds a B.S. in Anthropology from Bates College, a Certificate in Marketing from Georgetown University, and an MBA with honors from Boston University's Questrom School of Business. Carine is a proud alumna of URJ Eisner Camp.

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Shereen sarick

Aspen, CO

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Rabbi

adam allenberg

Los Angeles, CA

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Jordan Vaughter

San Franciso, CA

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lauren katz

Los Angeles, CA

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sydney waco

Los Angeles, CA

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RABBI

JEFF STOMBAUGH

Chicago, IL

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Ari Warsawski

Boston, MA

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Ben Michaels

Albany, NY

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Roni Israeli

Rosh HaNikra, Israel

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Max Bevilacqua

Boston, MA

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Sarah Greenwell

New City, NY

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Rena Singer

New York, NY

CONTACT TRYBAL

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A native New Yorker who never gave up his accent after moving to the DC area two decades years ago, Aryeh comes to Trybal after serving as the CFO of Hillel International for 25 years. As a senior executive, he was responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the global headquarters operations and budget. Aryeh was also intimately involved with the planning and running of the very first Birthright trips in 1999 and for many years thereafter. He has been involved with Camp Moshava, located in the Pocono Mountains, for more than 50 years, as a camper, staff, and Board officer. Aryeh has an MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York. He and his wife are proud parents of six children and have 10 lovely grandchildren.

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A native New Yorker, Samantha spent eight transformative summers at Camp Wicostua in New Hampshire. Prior to Trybal, Samantha channeled her passion for camp and organizing experiences by serving as an Events Manager for the Foundation for Jewish Camp for over seven years. In August 2019, she became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), the premiere designation in the events world. Samantha expanded her leadership skills as Birthright Israel Fellow and has led three Birthright trips. Samantha dovetails the CMP training, Fellowship experience, and her passion for camp to elevate Trybal’s events and programs nationally. Samantha has a B.A. in Journalism and Cinema Studies from Northeastern University, with a minor in Communications.