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Sarah Bate

Hi! My Name is Sarah Bate! I am from Mount Laurel NJ, but have been living in New Orleans for 2 YEARS. During the year I am the Director of Community Youth Engagement for Jewish Crescent City Youth, I am so excited to see my JewCCY participants this summer. At camp I will be the Olim A and Chalutzim unit head. This is my 5th summer at HSJ.

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Hayden Eichelbaum

My name is Hayden Eichelbaum and I am 18 years old. I am from San Antonio, Texas and this is my first year at Jacobs. I could not be more excited for this Summer! I spent 9 years attending Greene Family Camp, and I am so excited to experience Camp as a counselor. I love spending time doing Camp related Summer activities such as spending time outside, swimming, spending time and having fun. I am also so excited to be surrounded by other Jewish people, and to celebrate Shabbat every weekend! I played Varsity basketball this year and I am attending Texas State Honors College in the Fall. I also love being around people, and I am so excited to meet all the other staff and campers!

Eli Goldman

My name is Eli Goldman, I am from Little Rock, Arkansas. I went to camp for 7 years and this will be my first year on staff. I will be a counselor this summer, but when I am at home I work in a restaurant. In my free time, I am either, playing video games, playing my guitar/bass, or talking to friends. Camp has had a huge part of my life, and I know if I hadn't gone to camp as a kid my life would be drastically different.

Gabriel Kertesz

My name is Gabriel Kertesz and I am from (and have lived all my life in) Homewood, Alabama. I will be attending the University of Chicago this fall and I'm not quite sure what I want to study. I will be a counselor this summer and, while this is my first year on staff, I was a camper for eight years and I am really excited to return to Jacobs Camp! I am an Eagle Scout; I play the trumpet, and I was on the Homewood High School Robotics team and was president of the Scholars' Bowl team. I am a huge football and basketball fan and at camp, I always enjoy paddling around the lake, swimming, sports, and seeing all of my friends!

Zachary Morrison

Hi, I'm Zack! I'm going into my freshman year at Full Sail University in Orlando with a major in music production after camp this summer. This will be my ninth year at camp, and my first year on staff. As a counselor, I want to make every one of my camper's time at HSJ just as memorable and impactful as mine was, Camp's always been my home, and I want to be able to share that comfort and ease with everyone I can! At home, I'm a fan of all things music, gaming, football, and pro wrestling. I'd rather be at Jacobs' than anywhere else in the world, and I can't wait to make this summer the best one yet!

Richard Smith 

Hey, My name is Richard Smith and I'm originally from Metairie, LA, but I have grown up and currently live in Clinton, MS. I am a Junior at the University of Mississippi and am working on my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice w/ an emphasis in Homeland Security and an Associate's degree in Psychology. This will be my 5th year at camp, and this will be my second year as a counselor.