Tomer Levy – Regional Director – Middle East

Tomer had his first encounter with a Frisbee seeing people tossing a disc around Rabin Square in Tel Aviv while passing by on his way home.

Immediately falling in love with the disc, he got heavily involved in event planning and produced the first international tournament in Israel (Bulaflow) in 2005, the 2009 Ultimate Peace in the Middle East Event in Hayarkon Park and was Manager of Production for the first Ultimate Peace Summer Camp held in Acco in July 2010.

Tomer has as strong corporate background and has held top level positions in various large Israeli corporations. He is currently the owner of Bulata Productions.

Tomer is married to Piri Levy and is the devoted father to two beautiful daughters.

Karym Barhom - Middle East Program Manager

In 2009, Karym was introduced to Frisbee at Ultimate Peace’s first event in Tel Aviv. From 2007-2011, Karym studied and received his Bachelors of Arts in Informal Education at Beit Berl College in Kfar Saba. Karym’s extensive background in playing and coaching soccer was a natural fit for Ultimate. His work experience includes coaching many kids and young adults in Soccer, which he continues today.  He also worked for five years as an Activities Director for Noar HaOved in Tel Aviv – bridging communication and building relationships with Israeli Arab and Jewish
middle and high school students.

Karym’s extensive experience with Arab and Jewish relations naturally led him to UP’s commitment to building relationships with Palestinian kids in addition to Israeli Arab and Jewish kids. However, it was the 5 values of UP that convinced Karym to join us in 2011 as a Community Coach and now he is a permanent member of our staff.

Karym was born and lives with his family in Ein Rafa, a small arab village on the way to Jerusalem where he hikes and rides the trails with his horses. Karym loves to meet new people, go camping with friends and travel to new places.

Yuval Zolotushko - CIT Program Leader

Hometown: Haifa, Israel
Playing Frisbee for 7 year. Working with Tamra and Arabe. Started playing back in 2005, played with team Israel Juniors at worlds 2006 (WJUC), European championships 2007 (EUC), coached Team Israel Juniors at European Championships 2011 (EYUC) and played with Team Israel in the 2011 European Club Championships – open division (EUC).

Eric Rait - Special Advisor and CIT Program Leader

Eric Rait was born and raised in the US and started playing ultimate in high school in the 1970s, when there were even fewer rules governing the game. He played for a couple years on the Tufts team and then moved to Israel, where he initially focused on growing tomatoes, cucumbers and dates at Kibbutz Lotan. The next time he tried to play ultimate was at Cornell in the early 1990s and the game had changed (so had he apparently) – fouls had specific names, and the game was a bit less laid back than it had been in the 70s. Eric lives in Tel Aviv today, works in the field of organizational and leadership development, and still prides himself on being able to teach anyone how to throw a disc. Oh, yeah, he also loves UP!

Michal Perl – CIT Program Leader

Michal Pearl was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. When she started high school, her family relocated to New York City and she became Mickey. She fell in love with Ultimate in college where she played for the Brandeis University women’s team for four years. Besides playing lots of Ultimate, Mickey received a Cum Laude degree in Health: Science, Society, and Policy. In 2009, while attending a J-Street convention in Washington DC, she found out about Ultimate Peace and immediately decided to try her luck and join the summer camp staff. After attending camp in the summer of 2010 she was hooked, and have been working with Ultimate Peace ever since! Mickey returned to Israel this past summer to work with Ultimate Peace year-round. Oh, she also found the time to receive a Masters degree in International Public Health Policy from the London School of Economics – and play UK club ultimate – this past year.