||is a program of the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
that cultivates the soil and the soul to produce food,
build and transform identities, and
gather a community of people changing the world.
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2013 Applications Now Available
Where else can you say a blessing while using recycled vegetable oil to fuel a truck that is filled with organic produce and naturally fermented kosher pickles? Come see for yourself!
Programs at Adamah integrate physical, social, spiritual, Jewish and ecological realms in order to inspire participants to a life of service – to the Jewish community and to the earth. We emphasize hands-on experience and peer leadership to empower participants with skills and confidence to make a difference, and we offer positive ways to connect to the core Jewish principles of awe and gratitude, which inspire participants well after they leave.
"My sense of Jewish identity has taken root and flowered – adding a fertile foundation for individual growth and expression, as well as communal accountability and celebration. This was my first experience living in a Jewish community. My sense of purpose and place within the Jewish world has been nurturted, supported, challenged, strengthened and clarified through this experience." -Eden Pearlstein
"My Adamah experienced allowed me see a clearer path between my spiritual life and my day-to-day ecological lifestyle choices. At Adamah the two became intertwined like never before and this relationship has remained strong in my life since." -Seth Shames
Adamah is unique in its natural setting, its experience of intentional community, its ecological vision and holistic approach, its integration of hands-on activities and text study, and its teaching of Jewish values through sustainable agriculture. Adamah is also the largest, most established Jewish educational farm in North America.
The Adamah Fellowship
Now in its seventh successful year, the Adamah Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for Jewish young adults in their 20s that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, community building and contemplative spiritual practice. 2013 Applications are now available.
Farm & Learn Programs
Adamah offers several one-day and weeklong programs throughout the year for families, schools, and individuals of all ages looking to connect to Adamah’s ecological, Jewish and spiritual offerings. We also design custom programs for visiting groups. Whether you’re interested in service learning trips on our farm, institutional greening tours and classes, or workshops on artisanal food production, we would love to work with you to plan an Adamah visit for your summer camp, day school, youth group, company or family.
See our Sample Programs or contact David Weisberg to book your program today.
CSA Shares: Click here if you would like to purchase a share of vegetables, flowers, pickles, jam, cheese or yogurt, to pick up in Falls Village from June-November.
Adamah operates a 10-acre farm (transitioning to Organic Certification) that includes: 6 acres of mixed vegetables, the Saal Family Orchard, blueberries and raspberries, and an organic goat dairy. We grow the ingredients for our line of kosher, organic lacto-fermented and preserved products, and make goat cheese and yogurt from milk from our herd of 14 milking does. The sale of all these products supports our educational programming.
Send us your email address to be added to our Sales Event Announcement List, so you'll know when we're selling our products at a farmer's market, community center or event near you.
Our vegetables are also served in the dining hall at Isabella Freedman, and are delivered weekly to the West Hartford Jewish Local Greens CSA.
In the News
To find out what's happening on the farm, in the barnyard and among our fellows, sign up for our Quartely Newsletter, check out our Blog and read the latest articles about Adamah.
Learn here about our future plans.
Make a Donation
Half of our funding comes from individual donations. If you believe that building Jewish identity and community, renewing ancient Jewish ecological, agricultural and spiritual wisdom, and producing healthy organic kosher food products are worthy goals, please make a donation, or consider becoming a monthly supporter of the Adamah program and help our work to take root, grow, and flourish!