• Staff Preview!

    We are so excited to announce our incredible staff for Summer 2017! We will continue to update this page as staff are hired. We still have positions available — contact aherman@urj.org for more information! Counselors: Josh Balkin, Emma Barron, Amanda Brenner, Paulina Bullard, Sam Canales, Ben Caplan, Noah Chensasky, Caroline Danziger, Nir Erlich, Ziv Fadida, Emma […]


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  • Stayed on Freedom

    Originally posted on CCAR blog By Rabbi Micah Streiffer “I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom.” This week, as part of the CCAR rabbinical convention in Atlanta, I had the opportunity to explore the Civil Rights movement, through a tour of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, lectures from leaders […]


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  • Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Jacobs Camp and NFTY SO

    I know what you’re thinking: “That’s not how it goes, Becci. The phrase is, ‘Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten,’” but, if I’m being honest, I have to disagree. Kindergarten was confined to one year, but the impact that Jacobs Camp and NFTY Southern have had on my life evolved with me over many years.


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  • Shabbat Letter From Anna (July 29th, 2016)

    Dear Jacobs Community,   Wow! I can’t believe that I am writing my last Shabbat letter for 2016! It feels like yesterday that we opened the gates and welcomed our campers home! Our largest summer ever was simply spectacular! I know amazing memories have been created throughout camp. It has been an absolute pleasure spending […]


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  • Chalutzim Goes Behind the Scenes at HSJ

    Chalutzim 2016 writes about their experience shadowing Jacobs staff members!


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  • Jacobs Camp’s Best Kept Secret

    Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss writes about the secret to the huge success Jacobs Camp has had in the past two years.


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  • Shabbat Letter From Anna (July 22th, 2016)

    Dear Families, It’s hard to believe another week has gone by! Week 3 was jam packed and full of lots of excitement and Jacobs Magic. We continue to see our campers connecting with one another and their counselors. We all met amazing families on the road this year and in years past, and it is […]


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  • Finishing Each Other’s Sentences

    Maggie Mullenix and Mary Beth Muslow, two Chalutzim campers, write about why camp friendships are so strong.


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  • Jewish Values: Gotta Catch ‘em All!

    Staff member Jacob Craig writes about how Pokémon GO instills some of the same Jewish values that camp does.


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  • Shabbat Letter from Anna (July 15, 2016)

    Dear Families,   This first full week of camp was incredible! Time is already going by so fast! Camp already feels like a family; new bonds have formed that span across age groups and cities. I know the friendships made here this summer really will last a lifetime.  Our first Shabbat together concluded with Havdallah in the valley, and […]


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