The Jacobs blog



Unit Head

Elijah Thompson

My name is Elijah Thompson and I’m from Birmingham, Alabama. During the year I’m a student at the University of Alabama studying Sports Media, Communication Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies. This summer I’ll be the Garin Unit Head. This will be my 11th summer at camp, 4th on staff, and my first summer on the leadership team. I’m summer excited to make this summer the best one yet!


Linoy Mizrahi

I’m Linoy Mizrahi, I am 21 years old and from Israel. I was released from the army in November. Since then, I have been a flight attendant for Arkia airlines. This will be my first summer at Jacobs Camp/ My role at camp this summer is video editing.

Marlie Thompson

My name is Marlie Thompson and I’m from Birmingham, AL! I am currently studying Sociology and Social Advocacy at the University of Alabama. I am active in organizations around Alabama’s campus to help the community. I love doing arts and crafts, dancing with my friends, and being at camp! I have been going to camp for 12 years now, and am excited to be a second year counselor this year!

Madison Avenancio

Hi i’m Madison! I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. I nanny fulltime for three different families, I take care of kids as young as 2 months old! Additionally, I volunteer with Kindred Hospice and The Leukemia Lymphoma Society. In my free time I play videogames with friends. This will be my first year at camp and I’m looking forward to this experience. This summer I will be a camp counselor and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Linoy Dar Marshal

My name is Linoy, I am 22 years old and live in Herzliya. During the last few months I worked as a private math teacher and have been studying for a university entry exam. I enjoy spending my free time exercising and meeting with family and friends. In addition, I volunteer in a nursing home with a woman named Hava. At camp, I am going to be a dance specialist. It’s my first time in a summer camp and I am very excited!

Caroline Gill

Hi! My name is Caroline Gill and I’m from Birmingham AL! I will be attending the college of Charleston in the fall and studying Judaism all four years. I have been coming to camp for over 8 years now and I am SO excited to finally be on staff. I love reading a good book and spending time with my friends. I nanny various families during the year and volunteer at the YWCA in Birmingham. I have a dog who requires lots of activity so hiking has become a frequent hobby of mine. I’m so excited to meet your child and make their summer the best yet!

Elliette Vorhoff

Hi, my name is Elliette Vorhoff, and I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana! This will be my first year as a counselor, but I have gone to Jacobs Camp for 7 years and attended Solelim last year. I have been a volunteer for Miracle League in New Orleans for over 6 years, helping children with disabilities play sports like baseball that they would otherwise not be able to take part in. I will be attending the University of Vermont in the fall to pursue environmental studies. I’m so excited to meet all of you and can’t wait to make so many unforgettable memories with all of you this summer!

Ella Gregory

I’m Ella and I’m from Memphis. I am currently a senior in high school and will be a first time counselor this summer. I was a camper at Jacobs camp from Garin 3 all through Chalutzim. I will be attending the University of Connecticut this fall as a marketing major. Additionally, I hope to be able to minor in dramatic arts because I love theatre. Outside of school, I work backstage and tech for my school’s shows and I am on my temple’s youth group board.

Eden Libi Monakier

My name is Eden Monakier, I live with my parents and four younger siblings at a small kibbutz called Barkai in Israel. For the past four years I was a social affairs officer in the IDF, and recently got discharged. Now I work as a medical secretary. My role at camp is a sculpting instructor, and in general I love all types of arts! It will be my first time at camp and I am really excited for the experience and being a part of the staff.

Tillie Reagler

Hello everyone! My name is Tillie Reagler, and I am from Hot Springs, Arkansas. This is my twelfth summer at camp! During my last year of high school, I participated in several volunteer opportunities to become an eagle scout!  Additionally, I helped plan Camp Dream Street, a camp for children with disabilities. This summer, I will be a counselor, lifeguard, and swim instructor! I cannot wait!!

Roye Edelman

My name is Roye, I’m 21 years old from Israel. I love extreme and adventure, music and people. I have currently finished with my service in the army! I was in the IT team and my job software and network management focus. Before the army, I was an assistant bike instructor in my city’s team!

Michael Hirsch

I’m from Memphis, TN, and this is my first year as a counselor! I’ve been going to camp for over 10 summers, and I was a solel at camp last summer! I am very excited to start at Indiana University this fall as a finance major! My favorite hobbies include playing soccer, lifting weights, and playing guitar.

Jacob Shapiro

My name is Jacob. I am from Memphis, Tennessee. I just graduated highschool and will be attending college at the University of Alabama. I love to play the piano and work out. This year at camp I will be a counselor and lifeguard. This will be my 10th year at Jacob’s Camp and I’m sure it will be the best!

Micah Unowsky

Hi, I’m Micah Unowsky from Memphis, TN. I am a rising freshman at Ithaca College where I plan to study film. This will be my first year as a counselor, but prior to that, I was a camper for about 6 years. More stuff about me: I love basketball and am an avid Memphis Grizzlies fan, I love watching movies, and I was on the bowling team last school year!

Elon Lovette

My name is Elon Lovette and I am from Birmingham, AL. I worked as a barista at Starbucks, but am now shifting my work to something outside (construction or something on the water). I like to go out with friends during my free time and work out. I will be a lifeguard at camp and hopefully get to do something with sports. This will be my first summer at camp and I’m very excited for it!

Troy Hottel

My name is Troy Hottel. I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I am attending Auburn University as a business student during the year. My role at camp is in-cabin counselor at Jacobs Camp. I went to Jacobs Camp last summer for the first time and I am excited to return for my second summer in Mississippi!