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Every Kid Goes to Camp

It is always amazing how quickly chants catch on at camp. Whether a unit is chanting “messy night” excited for their messy night evening program or the whole camp on Friday night is chanting “cherry cobbler.” When there is chanting at camp there is excitement...

Summer 2021 Session 2 Slideshow

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To Dream Street with Love

For their Chalutzim project, the campers chose to partner with Dream Street to clean up and enhance the Dream Street garden by adding two new flower beds, weeding the existing beds, and cleaning the dedication signs. Jacobs Camp is grateful to Dream Street to...

Time Flies…But Where Does It Go?!

It is absolutely true that “time flies when you’re having fun,” and we have evidence of that from our amazing week, but y’all, I cannot believe it’s the end of July. Where does the time go?! WE ARE NOT READY FOR THE SUMMER TO END! This week was Maccabiah, and I’m so...

Week in Review – Session 2; Week 3

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I miss you, but I will miss camp more!

The night before the 2nd session of camp started, and we were putting our 8-year-old first-time camper to bed, she looked at my wife Nicole and I and said, “ I’m not ready...I need a few more days at home before I go.”  To be fair, while I went to many camps growing...

Olim B Slideshow

https://vimeo.com/578928614

We’re Savoring Every Minute Together!

We started this week on a high note when we learned that 100% of last week’s COVID-19 tests came back negative! The news, of course, was our signal to celebrate, which is exactly what we did—with a huge party and Israeli dance session on Sunday, followed by cake for...

Week in Review – Session 2; Week 2

https://vimeo.com/578167307
What does it mean to have been a Jacobs camper?

What does it mean to have been a Jacobs camper?

My name is Clare (Levy) Clarke, and I am the new Alumni Committee Chair for the Jacobs Camp Committee. I grew up in Memphis and now live in Nashville with my husband, Robin, and our three young children, Norah, Eden and Owen. My first summer at Jacobs Camp was in...

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Lessons I Learned in Virtual Solelim

Lessons I Learned in Virtual Solelim

This summer, my Chalutzim year eagerly awaited our return to camp, after two long years away, for our Solelim year. Needless to say, we were incredibly disappointed to find out that Jacobs would not be opening this summer. When we saw that Jacobs would be offering a...

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Innovation and Fun: Dream Street on Your Street

Innovation and Fun: Dream Street on Your Street

My name is Alana Schipper and I am the current Chair of the Board of Advisors for Camp Dream Street. My first year at Jacobs Camp was the summer before freshman year of high school. From there, I got involved in NFTY Southern, and ultimately became a staff member at...

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Preparing for Virtual Solelim

Preparing for Virtual Solelim

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Anna Herman asking if I would be interested in a “virtual Solelim program” this summer. I, almost without thinking, said I was interested and that I would love that opportunity. This does, however, beg a question: why did I...

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The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make

Hi, my name is Joshua. I have been a camper at Henry S. Jacobs Camp for 8 years, but Jacobs Camp goes way back in my history. My dad grew up in Dothan, Alabama, and attended camp for all of his childhood. He worked at camp for many years as a counselor and a food...

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Rudi Scheidt – A Jewish Legacy

Rudi Scheidt – A Jewish Legacy

On Sunday, April 12th, 2020, Rudi E. Scheidt passed away in his Memphis home surrounded by his family. While it has been two months since Rudi's death, no amount of time passed will allow us to forget Rudi's legacy to Memphis, Reform Judaism, and Jacobs Camp. Rudi's...

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