“Urban Adamah transformed my relationship to myself, the Earth, and Judaism. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the past few months and I am eternally grateful to the program and the people for creating and maintaining such an amazing experience.”
– Ari Eisenstadt, Summer 2015
Training for a Lifetime
The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential leadership program for adults ages 21-31 that combines urban organic farming, mindfulness practice, social action 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 its fifth year, the Urban Adamah Fellowship has graduated over 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.
2017 Fellowship Dates
Spring: March 13 – May 26
Summer: June 12 – August 25
Fall: September 4 – November 21
Thanks to our program supporters, we are able to offer the 2016 Fellowship for a sliding scale fee of $600-$3,000. This highly subsidized fee covers housing, food and all program-related expenses.
Prior Experience NOT Required
You do not need to have prior experience in farming, mindfulness practice, social action, 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.