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    Session One 2018 Slideshow!

    We have had a magical session here at Jacobs Camp! Check out this slideshow to see highlights from our summer!


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  • Why This Jewish Professional Keeps Coming Back to Jacobs Camp

    Jacobs Camp, the Jewish place at a southern pace.  If that pace is staying active from morning to night, then the description fits perfectly! Ever since its founding in 1970, the children of my wonderful temple, Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim in Alexandria, Louisiana have been attending Jacobs camp. I was soon welcomed with open arms and […]


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    Letter from Anna (June 29, 2018)

    I can hardly believe another week has come and gone at camp! The time is flying, but everyone – campers, counselors, and staff – is having the best summer ever! Fun, adventure, and terrific camp activities fill the days; talent shows, bonfires for s’mores, and bunk nights fill the evenings.


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  • The Magic of Jacobs Camp: From the perspective of a first time staff member

    I arrived at camp during the morning on May 31, 2018. That first day was a blur, but I remember the end of it vividly. I was working in the office until around 10:30pm. As I walked outside, I heard the familiar and comforting “amein” of the shehecheyanu. I turned to my right and saw Mason Greenberg and Charlie Cox in colorful adirondack chairs on the porch, strumming guitars, and practicing the shehecheyanu - the Jewish prayer that celebrates something happening for the first time.


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    Letter from Anna (June 22, 2018)

    It’s been an exciting and amazing week at camp, and I can’t believe how quickly the days fly by. Our Olim campers have headed home and we miss them. Their absence reminds us, especially with all that goes on in our world these days, how important it is for us to treasure each moment we’re together as a community in this sacred place.


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    Olim A Slideshow 2018

    We were sad to say goodbye to Olim A today, but we know they will return next summer for even more fun!


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    Letter from Anna (June 15, 2018)

    After months and months of waiting, opening day finally arrived! Our first campers of 2018 came down Morrison Road on Sunday and our amazing staff members were at the gate to welcome them home with plenty of hugs, high-fives, and hoopla galore!


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  • A Talmidim Camper’s Take on Tevunah (Insightfulness)

    During the Opening Ceremony on June 10th, campers spoke about the four Jewish values that will guide Session One of 2018: tevunah  (insightfulness), shleimut  (wholeness), nimratzut  (passion), and sig sug  (personal growth). Talmidim camper Chloe Deitelzweig's beautiful words on tevunah resonated with the Jacobs Camp family; and we are pleased to share them with you.


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    Session One Opening Day 2018 Video!

    We had an amazing start to the best summer ever! Check out the video from Opening Day of Session One here.


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  • COUNTDOWN TO OPENING DAY 2018!

    Can you believe Opening Day is only 2 weeks away? We could not be more excited to welcome you and your campers to HSJ on June 10th! We’re looking forward to having an incredible summer, and we’re so thrilled you’ll be here with us! Our primary goal for the first day of camp is to welcome you home to Jacobs and to help your children quickly transition into the camp routine.


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