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MEET THE TEAM

Our Tribe

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, educators, artists, travel geeks, and friends. Together, we are committed to delivering exceptional programs that are inviting to Jewish young adults of all backgrounds.

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Aryeh Furst

Finance Manager

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 14 lovely grandchildren.

founder & CEo

Born and raised in the Boston area, Carine has over 15 years 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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OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

As a proud resident of the New York Capital Region, Ben has worked with Jewish organizations for over a decade, including in his roles as the Office Manager at Eisner Camp and the Manager of Business Development & Special Projects for Shmaltz Brewing. Ben holds a B.A in Economics and an MBA concentrated in New Venture Development, both from SUNY University at Albany, as well as a certificate in Project Management from Cornell University. His passions include helping others overcome obstacles, exploring entrepreneurial ideas, and doing anything outdoors. As Trybal’s official Bubbe, you can find Ben wandering around camp kvelling that you’re making such wonderful friends and memories…but worried that you’re not eating!

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Community Manager

Raised in the Midwest but currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah, Emily has been chasing her passion for Jewish community across the country. Emily is a former Engagement Associate at Northwestern Hillel, and most recently departed from her role as the Director of Teen Engagement and Education for Temple Emanuel and year-round Program Director for Shwayder Camp in Denver, Colorado. She holds a BA in Theatre and Drama from Indiana University, and received her Certificate in Jewish Leadership from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. If she’s not serving bug juice to the masses at Trybal, she’s probably hanging out with her fiancé Ben and dog, Banjo.

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OPERATIONS & Program Manager

After growing up in Long-guy-land, Aly became a snowbird early and moved to South Florida with her family. Aly comes to Trybal after five years at Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach in her most recent role as Assistant Director of Development & Operations. She now lives in Atlanta with her boyfriend, where you can find them exploring local parks and restaurants while playing Pokemon Go. Aly graduated from the University of Delaware and holds a certificate in Jewish Leadership from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. She is an alumna of NFTY-NAR, URJ Eisner Camp, and the Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship, Be'er Sheva.

seasonal staff

(aka the real MVPs)

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Shereen sarick

Aspen, CO

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SHAWN SHAFNER

Washington, DC

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Rabbi
adam allenberg

Los Angeles, CA

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Jordan Vaughter

South Orange, NJ

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RABBI
JEFF STOMBAUGH

Detroit, MI

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becky smith

Boston, MA

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Ari Warsawski

Boston, MA

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RABBI RENA SINGER

Chicago, IL

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LIZ ALPERN

Brooklyn, NY

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BRIAN MITCHELL

Phoenix, AZ

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Chicago, IL

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LINOR VAKNIN

Oakland, CA

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EFRAIM YUDeWITZ

Sharon, MA

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NAOMI IZEN

Kittery, ME

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Mark Gutman

Milwaukee, WI

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aARON BOCK

Amsterdam, NL

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JOBU PHILLIPS

Los Angeles, CA

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HEATHER GORDON

Washington, DC

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MAYA OHCANA

Chicago, IL

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JAY BELSKY

Far Rockaway, NY

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BERRY COHEN

Brooklyn, NY

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Rabbi Jess jacobs

Los Angeles, CA

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RABBI joanne loiben

Miami, FL

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ARIELA WALLACE

Los Angeles, CA

JOIN OUR TEAM

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