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Olim Girls Pod Counselors

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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.

Olim Girl Counselors

Marlie Thompson

My name is Marlie and I use she/her pronouns. I'm from Birmingham, Alabama and I'm super involved in the southern Jewish community and love spending time with my friends and family. I will be a counselor this year at camp. This will be my 11th summer at camp and my first on Staff! During the year I volunteer at Camp Dream Street and Friendship Circle of Alabama. So excited for this summer!!!

Audrey Gold

Hello! I'm Audrey and I'm from New Orleans. I'll be moving to Chicago in the fall to attend DePaul University and study Comedy Arts. This is my first year on staff but I hope my roll in camp is to be a source of excitement and comfort should someone need to vent. This will be my sixth year at camp!

Emma Carter

My name is Emma Carter and I am from Northwest Arkansas and I am going to be a counselor and lifeguard this summer. I was a camper at Jacobs for 6 years and then attended the NFTY in Israel trip. Since I began to for my Bat Mitzvah project, I have volunteered at a local nursing home painting residents' nails each week. I also have always been a volunteer peer tutor. Some other fun facts about me are that I am vegan; I have 4 siblings who have all also gone to camp; I am very social and love people and animals; I love doing yoga and meditating; I love exercising (pilates, walking, yoga, and weightlifting); and since going to Israel I literally only wear elephant pants.

Sophie Manis

My name is Sophie Manis and I am from Memphis, Tennessee! I have been at Jacobs Camp since the Summer of 2014 during my first year of Maskilim. I am so excited to now be a first-year counselor. During the year I am active in theater, the arts, as well as the Memphis Jewish Community. I have both volunteered and worked for Temple Israel Memphis as a part of their Teen Team. I am so excited for this Summer!

Rotem Yafat

Hello, my name is Rotem Yafat. I am 21 years old. I'm from Israel - I live in Kiryat Ono which is near Tel Aviv. This year I was discharged from the army. After that, I studied for my psychometry exam that occurred two weeks ago. My role at camp is a general counselor. This is going to be my first summer at camp, and I can't wait to spend the summer at Jacobs camp. This year my volunteer work was to distribute food to Holocaust survivors.

Erika Rosenzweig

Hi I'm Erika Rosenzweig and I'm from Parkland, Florida! I am currently studying to be a Landscape Architect at the University of Georgia. I enjoy singing, playing guitar, and sketching in my free time. In school I am on the Hillel Social Programming Team and am fundraising for UGA Dance marathon to support local children's hospitals in Georgia. This year will be my 7th year at Jacobs Camp and I am so excited to be a counselor!