Youth Scholarships Available for Jewish Summer Experiences
“Jacobs camp has been a uniquely wonderful and meaningful experience for 3 of my kids. It would not have been financially possible to send three kids so many years without help and support. Jacobs Camp, Temple Emanu-El, and JCRS were always generous supporters. Each has a simple, confidential process. It was as easy as filling out a simple form. It was unintrusive and quick. We are so grateful to each for their help in giving our children this incredible gift!” – Valerie Thompson
We firmly believe that Jewish summer camp participation provides a lifelong connection to Judaism and supports the attendance of our youth at the URJ-sponsored Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi. Our senior staff is invited to participate each summer as guest faculty. Annually, Temple Emanu-El hosts a Jacobs Camp recruiting event and a Jacobs Camp Shabbat. To help ensure that every child who wishes to attend can participate in Jewish summer camping experiences or travel/study in Israel, numerous financial assistance scholarships are provided — thanks to our Sisterhood and Grafman Endowment Fund. These funds offer financial need-based scholarships for Jewish summer experiences.