Anna Blumenfeld Herman , Camp Director
Anna is so excited to be the Director of the URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp. Anna grew up in Dothan, AL, and began attending the Henry S. Jacobs Camp at age 11. In addition to being a camper, Anna also was a counselor and unit head. Following graduation from the University of Alabama, she became the assistant director at Jacobs, after which she served as a congregational youth director and as the assistant director of the URJ Meetings and Conventions Department. Anna then transitioned to the assistant director of business operations for the URJ’s camping system. In this role, in which she partnered with our 14 URJ camps across North America, she gained a wealth of camping knowledge.
Throughout, she remained connected to Jacobs Camp as a lay leader, serving as the Camp Committee - Development Committee Chair. She also met her husband Nadav at Jacobs Camp, and surrounded by family and many friends from Jacobs and the URJ, they were married at the chapel on Lake Gary.
Anna is thrilled to be home to lead the Jacobs community, and to inspire generations of future campers to create Jacobs “magic” every summer
Carolyn Harari, Associate Director
Carolyn is so excited to be joining the Jacobs Camp community. She grew up at URJ Crane Lake Camp where she started as a camper at age 7. Nine years as a camper followed by three as a staff member at Crane Lake shaped who she is today.
After graduating from Tulane University, Carolyn was not ready to leave New Orleans. She started teaching and soon after became the Camp Director at the New Orleans JCC where she created traditions like the annual Kindness March and sneaking brownies at the overnight. After getting married (where her old camp counselor performed the ceremony!) she moved to Atlanta with her husband and golden doodle Daphne. While in Atlanta, Carolyn ran In the City Camps where she expanded their programming to multiple areas throughout Atlanta and help brought the overnight vibe to a day camp. This past year Carolyn created online bunks and consulted with camps across the country on how to run virtual camp programming.
Carolyn cannot wait to meet the campers, staff members, alumni, and see the Jacobs magic in person this summer!
Sarah Tucker, Assistant Director
Sarah Tucker grew up in Pensacola, Florida and has always considered Jacobs Camp a second home. After many summers as a camper, Sarah returned as a staff member for five years. As a teen, she also served on the board of her local NFTY youth group, P.A.R.T.Y.
Sarah recently graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, specializing in Sports Management. During her time in Gainesville, she became a Jewish leader on campus by interning at UF Hillel and serving on its corporate Board of Directors. She also served in different leadership roles within the Panhellenic community. Sarah's favorite colors are orange and blue, and she loved sporting them on Saturdays to cheer on her Florida Gators. Go Gators!
Sarah is very excited to show her passion for Jewish teen engagement by working with NFTY-Southern region as the Regional Advisor and serving as Jacobs Camp Assistant Director!
Tamisa Huell, Business Manager
Tamisa Huell was born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi and came to Jacobs in January 2018. Before joining the HSJ team, Tamisa has served as in numerous finance positions with other non-profits and multiple supervisor positions. Tamisa has obtained her degrees from Belhaven University and has over 15 years of finance/accounting experience.
Tamisa enjoys spending time with her children and family.
Jacob Fijman, Development Manager
Jacob is thrilled to join the year-round team at URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp as the Development Manager. Jacob grew up in Jackson, MS and throughout his adolescent years, Jacobs Camp was a constant reoccurring element every summer. Jacob was a camper for 8 wonderful summers from Olim through Chalutzim. He traveled to Israel on the NFTY in Israel program with a large group of Jacob’s alumni, and then he returned to Jacobs for 5 summers, where he served as a Machon-Counselor in Training then a Counselor. Jacob attributes much of his personal development to his passion at camp: Adventure. As a camper, he completed team building challenges, clambered up the Alpine Tower, whizzed down the zipline, and traversed the high-strung X course! Jacob transferred all this experience as a staff member by developing the next decade of campers through the rigors of the challenge course.
Jacob graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. After graduation, Jacob worked as an Assistant Executive Housekeeper at Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in Biloxi, MS where he learned the importance of working as a team and supporting one another to get the job done.
Jacob is committed to merging this experience and his deep connection to Jacobs into his new role of Development Manager. Jacob’s goal is to deliver the same formative experience he enjoyed for many years by ensuring continued growth to the program and facilities.
Nadav Herman, Operations Director
Nadav Herman grew up in the Golan Heights, Israel where he first discovered his love of adventure. At the age of 4 Nadav left his Kibbutz and rode his tricycle to the neighboring village. Fast forward to 2008 when he rode his bike across the USA!
Nadav has been at Jacobs Camp since 2005 in a variety of roles from Security Guard to Biking Specialist to Adventure Department Head to you name it! The only job he has not had is a cabin counselor. Nadav loves the community and is so excited to support our facility so that it can be the safest and most exciting for our campers and staff.