Hi, I’m Kiki. I grew up in the Bay Area at the intersection of music and Judaism, and I continue to find myself deeply involved in Jewish and musical worlds today. I moved to British Columbia for university where I received my degree in Psychology and Italian. Throughout my 20’s I also lived in Italy performing Italian theater and working on farms, and in Israel/Palestine for the Dorot Fellowship where I biked up and down the country and created a one-woman show about land and identity.
My work over the past decade has revolved around music, performance, social justice, and community building. Prior to working at Urban Adamah, I directed an arts and music program for youth experiencing homelessness to elevate their songs and stories. I have co-led numerous retreats and workshops centered on grief and healing, Jewish spirituality and ritual, and the voice as personal power. I also lead Shabbat and High Holiday services throughout the Bay Area. For the past few years, I have written and directed a politically satirical, feminist, musical Purim show. I am excited to weave in sustainable agriculture, food justice, and hands in soil into my work. I believe the world will be a happier, healthier, more peaceful place when we become more connected to the land we walk on and to the food we eat.
At the farm, you will likely find me in the goat pen.