• A Message from Anna: April 2018

    Hi Y’all, Thanks to all of you who reached out after my last blog post during the winter. It was wonderful to hear from people I already know and to connect with lots of others I haven’t yet met – especially during the seasons when we don’t have many chances to be together in person. […]


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  • L’Dor V’Dor

    My daughter, Maya, age 7 ½, is an extremely social and enthusiastic child who loves pretty much everything she tries. So, this year toward the beginning of 1st grade, I decided to show her the promotional video on Jacob’s website.  I was thinking in the back of my mind that I would just plant the […]


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  • Rabbi’s Message

    Dear Friends: As we prepare for Jacobs Camp’s fourth summer under the stellar leadership of Anna Herman, we have much to celebrate: Camper enrollment has increased from approximately 360 to about 450. Still very much a “Jewish place,” Jacobs has quickened its “southern pace.” Anna – together with Nadav, and now Sarah and Joshua – […]


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  • Matzah Moments

    This week’s Torah portion focuses on how to honor God’s miracle of freeing us from Egypt. The portion focuses mainly on the sanctimony of  Matzah. We remember that the Israelites had to rush out of Egypt so quickly, they did not have time to let their dough rise, and they had to bake the bread on their backs.


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  • Why I Want to be in Touch with You

    Happy New Year, y’all, and many thanks for your generous year-end contributions to the Jacobs Magic Fund. Your support, totaling $80,428, ensures that in 2018, Jacobs Camp will be able to enhance our facilities, enrich our programming, and provide scholarship support to more families than ever before.


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  • Build Your Future: Work at Camp

    Benjamin Hausmann is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and just started working at Tokyo Electron as a Field Applications Engineer where he maintains quality and control for semiconductor wafer processing equipment. We cannot begin to explain what any of that means, but we can explain how he got there.


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  • Second Session 2017

    Thank you for an amazing summer! We can’t wait to see you next year!


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  • A Word from our New Assistant Directors

    Words cannot describe my excitement about becoming an Assistant Director at our camp. Clearly the shoes left for me to fill by my predecessor, Adam O., will be large because of the commitment, joy, and success he brought to this job and community.


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  • Letter from Anna (July 28, 2017)

    It is so hard to believe that this is our last Shabbat of the summer! This week was a full one for our whole community, as we focused on Musar Avodah (work ethic) and Yoshrah (integrity). This week has really shown exactly how strong our community is!


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  • Humans of Jacobs Camp

    "Last night was supposed to be the Maskilim girls' camp out, but it ended up raining all day so the ground was too wet. Since we had to go back to the cabin, our counselors let us sleep in our sleeping bags on the floor. It was so much fun because we still got to camp out even though we were inside." -Elena


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