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 last fall, 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 returning home to lead the Jacobs community, and to inspire generations of future campers to create Jacobs “magic” every summer
Adam Orlansky, Assistant Director
Adam Orlansky grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and has always considered Jacobs Camp a second home. After seven summers as a camper, Adam returned as a staff member for three consecutive summers.
Adam is a recent graduate of the University of Texas where he earned a Bachelor’s in Sport Management and Minor in Business. While at UT, Adam built on his Jewish leadership experience by serving as a Recruitment Chair for Sigma Alpha Mu and continued his passion for serving the community while being active in one of the university’s great service organizations, Texas Cowboys. He also studied abroad in London and spent Saturdays in the fall cheering on the Longhorns. Hook ‘em!
Adam is extremely excited to be back home as the newest member of the year-round staff at HSJ.
Sandy Doucet , Business Manager
Sandy Doucet, originally from Louisiana, came to Jacobs in September 2005. She loves the people at HSJ, especially the staff. According to Sandy, our staff are all wonderful people who genuinely care about others and go the extra mile to help those in need. She really enjoys working with the summer staff as they amaze her with their insight and zest for life. Most of all, Sandy enjoys seeing the smiling faces of campers, and hearing about their great summer camp experiences.
Sandy has been married for twenty years, and has 3 fantastic children. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, traveling, and shopping.
Greg King, Facilities Manager
Greg King is originally from Edwards, MS and came to Jacobs in April 2014. Before joining the HSJ team, he served as the Water and Waste Water Commissioner for the City of Port Gibson. Before that, he gained over 15 years of experience working in construction.
Greg lives at Camp with his wife, Yvett and two of their three wonderful children. Their kids love to be part of the HSJ community every summer.