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Alexis Erdheim

Originally from Livingston, NJ, I now live in New Orleans and work as a rabbi at Congregation Gates of Prayer during the year. As a rabbi, I run our social justice committee as well as Tribe, a group for Jewish young adults to socialize, learn and celebrate Judaism. This will be my 4th summer on staff at Jacobs Camp and my 1st summer in my role as Olim Unit Head. I serve on the board of World Faith, a nonprofit committed to ending religious violence globally by empowering youth from different faith backgrounds to partner through community service.

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Hayden Eichelbaum

My name is Hayden Eichelbaum and I am 18 years old. I am from San Antonio, Texas and this is my first year at Jacobs. I could not be more excited for this Summer! I spent 9 years attending Greene Family Camp, and I am so excited to experience Camp as a counselor. I love spending time doing Camp related Summer activities such as spending time outside, swimming, spending time, and having fun. I am also so excited to be surrounded by other Jewish people, and to celebrate Shabbat every weekend! I played Varsity basketball this year and I am attending Texas State Honors College in the Fall. I also love being around people, and I am so excited to meet all the other Staff and Campers!

Richard Smith

Hey, My name is Richard Smith and I'm originally from Metairie, LA, but I have grown up and currently live in Clinton, MS. I am a Junior at the University of Mississippi and am working on my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice w/ an emphasis in Homeland Security and an Associate's degree in Psychology. This will be my 5th year at camp, and this will be my second year as a counselor.

Itay Shlanger

Hi! I am Itay Shlanger. I'm from Tel Aviv, Israel. During the year, I have been in the army and recently got out. I'm coming to camp as a counselor and it is my very first time in a summer camp!