“Urban Adamah transformed my relationship to myself, the Earth, and Judaism. I wouldn’t be who I am today without these past few months… amazing people, amazing program, 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 eighth year, the Urban Adamah Fellowship has graduated over 190 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.
2018 Fellowship Dates
Summer: June 11 – August 22 (Application deadline: March 20th)
Fall: August 28 – November 20
Thanks to a special one time grant, we are able to offer the 2018 Summer Fellowship for a flat fee of $600. We can offer the Fall Fellowship for a sliding scale fee of $600-$3,000. The 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.