"I'm a seed, Adamah has been my soil, and the people here have provided sunlight and water to help me grow more fully into myself." –Hana Zweibel, Fall 2011
Now in its tenth successful year, Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for Jewish adults ages 20-32 that integrates organic agriculture, farm-to-table living, Jewish learning, community building, and spiritual practice.
A typical day is spent on our six-acre farm, in our commercial kitchen and on our goat pasture, helping to create a sustainable business that models ecological design, financial viability and social responsibility. Evenings are spent learning about Judaism and sustainability, building community and cultivating leadership skills.
Our amazing staff and assortment of visiting faculty will help you listen to and follow your soul’s yearning for ecological and spiritual wholeness, recraft a Jewish identity that sings to you, and build relationships and skills that will sustain you for the rest of your life.
2013 Fellowship Dates
Spring 2013: April 7 - June 3 Summer 2012: May 29 - September 2 Fall 2012: August 28 - December 9
We encourage you to read this website thoroughly before submitting your application: meet our alumni and view our photo gallery. You can even hear us sing on our new CD, read comments and reflections from the Adamah community on our blog, and stay tuned to find out what we have planned for the future.
"Adamah has taught me that it is possible to live in accordance with my highest ideals and provided me with knowledge, practical skills and relationships that will help me continue to do so." –Garth Silberstein, Fall 2011
"In these three months, I have felt the most present I have in my entire life, I have been blown away by the most supportive community I've lived in, and have been reconnected to values of environmental stewardship, service to others, gratitude, and compassion." –Jordan Kahn-Tietz, Fall 2011
"Adamah allowed me to connect with chickens, the sunrise and a beautiful Jewish community. Adamah pushed me to 'feel' my Jewish roots and let go of my Jewish critiques." –Rachel Salloway, Fall 2011
We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Adamah Fellowships. Fellows are asked to pay a fee ($1000 spring, $1200 summer, $1500 fall) to cover part of the cost of the Adamah Fellowship. Financial Aid is available for those in need.
Looking for an Adamah-esque experience but would rather live in city and delve deeply into the interrelated issues of sustainability, food justice and urban poverty? Check out Urban Adamah, our sister program in Berkeley, CA.
The ADAMAH Fellowship would not be possible without the financial support of the following foundations: UJA-Federation of New York, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Dorot Foundation, The Grinspoon Foundation, Hazon, The Chuck Goldman Family Supporting Foundation, The Gottesman Fund, The Weaver Foundation, The Friedman Family Foundation, Repair the World
And the following alumni: Rachel Ackoff, Leah Ahmadi, Adina Allen, Rachel (Sonia) Alexander, Linda Aziz-Zadeh, Danya Bader-Natal, Rachel Bedick, Sefira Bell-Masterson, Helen Bennett, Miriam Benowitz, Rebecca Bloomfield, Shemariah Blum-Evitts, Judy Brenner, Risa Alyson and Mathew Cooper, Adam Cromer, Simeon Darwick, Aaron Desatnik, Molly Dunn, Adam Edell, Rachel English, Miriam Feiner, Emily and Shir Yaakov Feit, Charles & Lizou Fenyvesi, Tsivia Finman, Tammy Forstater, Ben Friedman, Anna Garner, Julia Gazdag, Joseph Gindi, Davida Ginsberg, Zelig Golden, Monica Gomery, Gabriel Greenberg, Rachel Gross, Rachel Gross, Anna and Naf Hanau, Elana Havusha, Laura Held, Catherine Jampel, Megan Jensen, Jordan Kahn-Tietz, Renna Khuner-Haber, Ariel Kohane, Liron Kranzler, Rachel Kriger, Ashley Lauber, Shari and Harold Levy, Joshua J Lichtman, Leslie Lyons, Sabrina Malach, Jeremy and Netsitsah Manela, Elisheva Margulies, Jody Mitchell, Ilana Morady, Davita Moyer, Elizabeth Myre, Blair Nosan, Josh Ontell, Morris Panitz, Chana and Eden Pearlstein, Jacob Perlman, Anneli Radestad, Rebekah Robinson, Ian Roblee-Hertzmark, Elana Rosen-Brown, Joshua Rosenstein, Jason Ross, Heather Schoen, Batyah Schuman, Jordan Schuster, Ashley Seiver, Seth Shames, Jacob Siegel, Lillian Siegel, Avi Silverman, Daniel Bowman Simon, Ayelet Singer, Tracy Strausberg, Jennifer Vehaba, Rebecca Weaver, Eric Wehlitz, Lauren Weinberg, Tali Weinberg, Jeff Yoskowitz, Jeremy Zorn
And the following, and many, many more! Allen Family Foundation ~ Amy Shevrin Living Trust ~ Anonymous ~ Deutsch Consulting INC ~ Gendler Family Foundation ~ Lois Felder Trust DTD. 12-21-93 ~ Kol Tzedek ~ Charitable Gift Fund ~ The Bank of America Foundation ~ The Garner Family Foundation ~ United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism ~ Annie BananieFred & Elizabeth Bahnson, Laura Bellows, Andrew Block, Shifra Bronznick, Kim Burnham, Aliza Chameides, Barbara Chandler, Elizabeth Cisek, Kathleen Cisek, Jeffrey Cohen, Martin & Judith Cohen, Ann Dunlea, Rachel Feingold, Gerard Feld, Len Felson, Cari Gardner, Joseph Genberg, Dr. William Goldstein, Galya Greenberg, Margo Lynn Hablutzel, Nancy Handwerger, Wendy Herbert, Lisa Kent, Whitney Larsen, Ashley Lauber, Lisa Lenkiewicz, Stuart Lerman, Audrey A. Lin, Dakota Miller, Valerie Oppenheim, Andrew Ouellette, Mark E. Pruce, Kim & Salloway Rickler, Ben Rosenthal, Benjamin G Rosenthal, Marni Rothman, Phyllis Saltzman, James & Amy Sanogueira, Jordan Schuster, Elaine Shaoiro, Ilene Sheng, Adam Sher, Charles Sherman, Rachel Shmookler, Charles Silverstein, Yoshi Silverstein, Lucas Skorczeski, Avi Stark, Henry Stark, Peri Stark, Tova Stark, Tsippi Stark, Sidney Start, Ariel Stimson, Gil Tansman, Terry, Jordan A. Tietz, Baisa Tsvaygenbaum, Larry Uman, Noah Weissberg- Luft, Anita Yap, Michael Yasner, Elie Zwiebel, Janet Zwiebel