Former Jacobs campers named assistant directors

Anna Herman, the new director of Henry S. Jacobs Camp, announced that two familiar faces will be taking on new roles at the Reform movement’s camp in Mississippi.

Sam Pailet of New Orleans has been named the camp’s assistant director, and Becci Craig of Jackson will be the new NFTY Southern regional advisor and the camp’s summer assistant director.

“We are excited to have added two home grown Jacobs magicians to connect all of our generations. Together with Ellen Alexander, our Director of Development, and Sandy Doucet, our Business Manager, we will engage, connect and inspire our children, parents, alumni, and stakeholders,” Herman said.

Pailet attended Jacobs Camp since his Olim summer with eight years as a camper. After his NFTY in Israel trip in 2007, he returned to camp for the next seven summers and has served as a Machon, counselor, Cornerstone Fellow, sports department head and Olim unit head for the last two consecutive summers.

Pailet is a 2014 graduate of Louisiana State University Ourso School of Business with a major in management and a minor in entrepreneurship. He was an active member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

He will live in Utica year-round, and Herman said his “business degree, service experience and relationships will add new dimensions to our future.”

Jacobs spent eight years as a camper, then was on staff as a Machon, counselor, Cornerstone Fellow, and this past season as a member of the senior leadership team as the camper care associate.

She was active in NFTY throughout high school, serving as regional president. At the University of Georgia she was on the executive board for Sigma Delta Tau sorority.