URBAN ADAMAH ALL YEAR

Not Your Average Sunday School

At Urban Adamah All Year, young people in grades K – 5 meet approximately every other Sunday to build their understanding of Jewish ritual, traditions, and culture through experiential learning. Students learn through discussion, hands-on projects, shira (“singing”), and engaging with the farm environment. Through these methods, students deepen their understanding of the intersection between Jewish values, caring for the earth, mindfulness, and what it means to be in community with one another.

Want to learn more before signing up? Join us virtually for a UA All Year Information Session on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Click here to register.

All Year programming focuses on building a shared Jewish community and identity within participants’ Chavurah (“small group”) of similarly-aged students led by 2 educators. Students also participate in a block of time dedicated to Shomrei Adamah—being “Guardians of the Earth”—where students learn sustainable farming and land stewardship practices.

Chavurah Time learning is divided into 3 trimesters worth of study and focus. At the end of each trimester, parents and guardians are invited to participate in an adult learning group to strengthen the farm-to-home connection. For more information on Parent Learning Sessions, click here.

We also offer UA All Year Aftercare from 1:00 – 2:00 PM which includes opportunities for less structured play, mindfulness exercises, and the opportunity for students to select from a variety of activity options as part of Chugim (“clubs”). 

2024 – 2025 Details

Duration

October 2024 – May 2025

Pricing

$1,650 for year-round programming  |  10:00 – 1:00 PM

+ $150 for year-round additional aftercare  |  1:00 – 2:00 PM

What’s Included?

15 Sunday sessions including:

  • 3 Parent Learning Sessions
  • 2 Family-wide Sessions
  • 1 Community-wide Chanukah Party [Public Event]

+ 3 non-Sunday events with food provided:

  • Rosh Hashanah Welcome Dinner (Thursday, October 3)
  • All Year Havdalah (Saturday, December 14)
  • Lag B’Omer Party (Saturday, May 17)

Plus, discounts on future youth & family programs!

SCHEDULE

TRIMESTER 1

October 3*

October 6

October 20

November 3

November 17

December 8

TRIMESTER 2

December 14*

December 22

January 12

January 26

February 9

February 23

TRIMESTER 3

March 9

March 23

April 6

April 20

May 4

May 17*

Yellow = Whole Family Participation Event
* = Non-Sunday Event
Red = Parent Learning Session

Want to learn more before signing up?

Join us virtually for a UA All Year Information Session on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Click here to register.

FAQs

  • 10:00 AM – Welcome & Settling In
  • 10:15 AM – All Year Community Morning Meeting 
  • 10:30 AM – Chavurah (“Small Group”) Time: programming based on a thematic focus, such as Kehillah (“Community”), T’fillah (“Prayer”), Jewish holidays, and more. Chavurah Time will include different learning and engagement styles such as singing, reading, creating, exploring, and discussing
  • 11:20 AM – Shomrei Adamah (“Guardians of the Earth”): Hands-on work to help steward and care for our farm 
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 12:20 PM – Avodat Goof (“Tending to the Body”): Time for play and movement
  • 12:50 – All Year Community Closing Circle
  • 1:00 PM – Dismissal

Aftercare:

  • 1:00 PM – Avodat Lev (“Tending to the Heart”): Time for re-regulation after play including mindfulness activities and re-centering the self. 
  • 1:20 PM – Chugim (“Clubs”): Participants will choose from a variety of activity options such as art, music, drama, and games.
  • 2:00 PM – Dismissal 

You’re invited to join us for the following Whole-Family Participation Events:

  • Thursday, October 3 | 5:15 – 7:30 PM – Introduction to Urban Adamah All Year: Rosh Hashanah Edition
  • Sunday, October 20 – Sukkot @ TBD Location with Wilderness Torah 
  • Saturday, December 14 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Evening Havdalah Introduced by Grade 3
  • Sunday, December 22 – Family Chanukkah Party (Public Event)
  • Sunday, March 23 – Volunteering at Gill Tract Farm, Introduced by Grade 5
  • Saturday, May 17 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM  – Lag B’Omer Party
Parent Learning Sessions at the End of Each Trimester
Adults will begin each Parent Learning Session by hearing from a particular age group who recently studied a thematic focus. Then, adults will continue with an adult-only guided discussion and exploration of that topic before joining All Year’s young people for Shomrei Adamah, “Guardians of the Earth” time on the farm. Each age group will introduce and/or lead a particular topic for families throughout the year—some during Parent Learning Sessions and others during Whole-Family Participation Events.
 
  • Sunday, December 8,  10:45 – 11:45 AM – Power of Kehillah Introduced by Grades 1–2
  • Sunday, February 23 | 10:45 – 11:45 AM – Jewish Time Introduced by Grade 4, Siddur Party Introduced by Kindergarten  
  • Sunday, May 4 | 10:45 – 11:45 AM – Final Presentations: All Grades
 
Each Parent Learning session will follow the below schedule: 
 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM:  Optional Attendance for All Year Community Morning Meeting
  • 10:30 – 11:15 AM: Parent Learning Session
  • 11:15 – 11:45 AM: Optional Shomrei Adamah with Young People
  • 11:45 – 12:00 PM: Optional All Year Community Closing Circle with Parents 
 
 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

If registration is full, please follow the prompts for adding yourself to the waitlist.

Urban Adamah is committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone in our community. 

If you wish to apply for financial aid, please follow the prompts in the registration process and ensure to click the box that says “I want to apply for Financial Aid.” All financial aid applications are due by July 3 and are anonymously distributed on a needs-basis.

If you wish to donate funds to the financial aid pool, you will have the opportunity to do so as a part of the registration process. Thank you for helping to make this program accessible to all!

All cancellations must be made through the registration portal.

  • Cancellations on or before July 26 – Full refund minus credit card processing fee.
  • Cancellations on or before August 16 – Refund minus $150 administrative fee and credit card processing fee.
  • Cancellations on or before August 23 – No refunds given unless we are able to fill your spot with someone from the waitlist, in which case you will receive the refund policy of the previous tier.
  • Cancellations beginning September 6 – No refunds given.

Special Cancellation Circumstances

If you must cancel your registration or your child is sent home from UA All Year due to medical reasons including a positive COVID test, we will not offer any refunds. On the rare occasion that your child is sent home from UA All Year for non-medical reasons, we will not offer any refunds.

If UA All Year is canceled due to a decision made by Urban Adamah, withstanding any cancellations due to a public health or environmental emergency, we will give full refunds—or prorated refunds if UA All Year has already begun—minus a $150 deposit and credit card processing fee.

If we cannot run UA All Year as a result of a public health or environmental emergency, we cannot guarantee any refunds.

* There is a 3% non-refundable credit card processing fee.

COVID-19

All eligible participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to the start of UA All Year. All participants must have received a booster in addition to initial vaccination. All UA All Year staff are required to be fully vaccinated with a booster shot.

Our masking policy depends on COVID-19 Community Levels:

  • Low: Participants and staff will not be required to wear masks.
  • Medium or High: Participants and staff will be required to wear masks indoors. 

If the COVID-19 Community Levels change during UA All Year, you will be notified of said changes and what that means for your child with regard to masking and other safety measures. 

If any staff member or child tests positive for COVID-19 or is a close-contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be able to return to UA All Year until providing a negative COVID-19 test result for them and the infected person.

We clean bathrooms regularly, offer individual places to store participant belongings, require plenty of hand sanitizer, and hand washing. We ask that kids bring all their own snacks and lunch for health and safety reasons.


If you have questions, please reach out to our Youth Education Programs Manager at hannah@urbanadamah.org.