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J.C. Cohen became Director of the URJs Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica,
Mississippi in 2000. Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, he proudly considers himself a
product of Jacobs Camp and NFTYs Southern Region. J.C. received a bachelors
degree in Religion from ColgateUniversity, a Masters in Social Work
from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in Jewish
Communal Service from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in
Prior to becoming Director of Jacobs, J.C. served for four-and-a-half years as
Assistant Director at Greene Family Camp and four years on the URJs national
youth staff in a range of capacities, including Director of NFTY.
married to Valerie Cohen, who serves as Senior Rabbi at Beth Israel Congregation
in Jackson, Mississippi. They have a son, Gabriel, a
daughter, Marisa, a cat, Xena Warrior Kitty and two dogs, Bridges and Temple.