The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make

Hi, my name is Joshua. I have been a camper at Henry S. Jacobs Camp for 8 years, but Jacobs Camp goes way back in my history. My dad grew up in Dothan, Alabama, and attended camp for all of his childhood. He worked at camp for many years as a counselor and a food...
Rudi Scheidt – A Jewish Legacy

Rudi Scheidt – A Jewish Legacy

On Sunday, April 12th, 2020, Rudi E. Scheidt passed away in his Memphis home surrounded by his family. While it has been two months since Rudi’s death, no amount of time passed will allow us to forget Rudi’s legacy to Memphis, Reform Judaism, and Jacobs...
A Camper’s Perspective – by Ellie and Megan

A Camper’s Perspective – by Ellie and Megan

Knowing that I am not able to go to camp this summer has not been easy. Thinking about what could have been another amazing year of Jacobs Magic still sometimes makes me tear up.  Whenever I remember that I will have to wait another year to go through the HSJ gates...
One of the Greatest Joys of My Life

One of the Greatest Joys of My Life

I know that we are all heartbroken that we couldn’t be physically together – and at home – in Utica for Gary Lazarus’s installation, but one of the few benefits of the remote format was that it allowed our tent to be even larger. What a blessing for us to...