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This is my family:  6 Jacobs Camp Couples; 11 former Jacobs campers; 17 past or current Jacobs Camp staff members (including 4 assistant directors); 1 Summer 2019 OLIM CAMPER and more FUTURE JACOBS CAMPERS than I can imagine.

My parents began building a Jewish family in Mississippi before there was a Jacobs Camp … but that family has grown into the one you see here, in no small measure, because of what has happened in Utica, Mississippi over the last 50 years.  Ours is only one of hundreds of similar stories each of you could tell.  As we prepare for our 50th summer, and the celebrations that will surround it, let us not forget what an absolute miracle this Jewish camp in Mississippi is, what it has meant to so many of us and how critical it is to our Jewish future.

The secular “Holiday Season” is upon us, bringing much-needed breaks from school and work, treasured family time … and year-end giving.  When Mark and I think about what – and who – we value most in this world,  choices about where to spend both our time and our money become much more clear.  For us, Jacobs Camp is at the top of that list.  We are beyond grateful for the foundation camp has been for our family, and it is our privilege to invest in its future.  You will soon receive a letter asking for your support for the Jacobs Magic Fund.  We hope you’ll respond by joining us in making OUR camp part of your annual giving.  If you just can’t wait, give now at

THANK YOU! We can’t wait to celebrate 50 YEARS with all of you!


Linda Orlansky Posner
Camp Committee Chair