“I feel much more connected to myself, the people around me, the earth, Jewish tradition, and just about everything else. I have been exposed to so much knowledge, so many issues, countless amazing people, innumerable possibilities, and a whole new future.” –Aaron, Spring 2013
Training for a Lifetime
The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential program for adults ages 21-31 that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living. Fellows learn and work at our farm in Berkeley, California, and live together in a shared house nearby. We accept up to 14 individuals per Fellowship season.
Now in our third year, the Urban Adamah Fellowship has graduated nearly 100 young adults who have gone on to work in the fields of environmental education and policy, sustainable agriculture, community organizing, Jewish education and social entrepreneurship.
As an Urban Adamah fellow, you can expect to gain significant skills, training and experience in all aspects of
• Sustainable Urban Agriculture
• Community Building
• Leadership Development
• Urban Food Access
Spring: March 2 to May 23
Summer: June 8 to August 29
Fall: September 7 to November 25
The cost of the Fellowship is on a sliding scale from $1,300-$1,800 and includes room, board and educational programming. We are able to offer this highly subsidized fee thanks to the generous support of individuals and foundations. Please note that limited financial aid is also available.
The fellowship is very competitive. Seasons typically fill at least six weeks before the start date and sometimes much sooner.
You do not need to have prior experience in farming, social justice or Jewish practice to apply to the Fellowship. Many of our fellows enter the Fellowship without knowing the difference between a seed and a seedling, and leave three months later with the skills and confidence to create their own thriving gardens. We seek candidates who are passionate about engaging whole-heartedly in experiential education and community building in a Jewish context, who want to contribute their talents and skills inside and outside the Jewish world.
Adamah in Connecticut
Are you looking for an immersive farming and Jewish learning experience on a working organic farm in the country? Check out Adamah, our sister fellowship in the Connecticut Berkshires.
The Urban Adamah Fellowship is supported by the generous contributions of individuals and foundations, including the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Hazon, Koret Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Natan and Repair the World .