Completing a Vision:

A $9 Million Phase III Capital Campaign

Urban Adamah is in the third and final stage of developing the farm campus on Sixth Street in West Berkeley. In March 2018, we launched a $9 million Phase III capital campaign to complete the campus, setting the stage for magnified impact and growth for decades to come. We need your partnership to fully realize our vision for a vibrant urban farm-based Jewish education center that engages tens of thousands of individuals each year in experiences that open the heart, uplift the spirit, and build community.

For a full description of the planned developed and anticipated impact:

Phase III Primary Components

Retreat Lodge

A 48-bed lodge that will serve Bay Area youth and young adults through overnight programs. It also will provide a unique venue for school groups, synagogues, and others seeking a place for their own retreats. Guests will have full access to all that Urban Adamah has to offer including our educational farm, a restored creek, a variety of indoor and outdoor program spaces, and our renowned Jewish environmental educator team.

Cost: $5.4 million

Raised to date: $3.85 million

Construction In-progress

Barn & Craft Center

A two-story structure that will serve as a “messy” program space – paint, carpentry, ceramics, etc. for kids and adults of all ages – as well as house offices for our site maintenance and farm staff.

Cost: $600,000

Raised to date: $475,000

Construction Complete

Community Hall

A 2,400 sq. ft. structure that will replace our main tents. It will become our largest indoor program space, with seating for 200. Holiday programs, Shabbat services, youth camps, workshops , trainings, and simchas of all kinds will bring it to life.

Cost: $2.35 million

Raised to date: $0

Anticipated ground breaking date: Fall 2021

Landscape & Enhancements

Many small outdoors spaces will support gathering, growing, and learning. These include a living sukkah in the center of our main farm, a mushroom forest, a havdallah spice garden, and a 60 seat amphitheater.

Cost: $645,000

Raised to date: $15,000

In progress: Winter 2019 – Spring 2020

*Projected cost for all elements above include 23% added for a Maintenance Endowment Fund.

We hope you’ll consider contributing to our Capital Campaign. 

Help Us Grow

Please consider supporting our campaign to build a permanent home by making a tax-deductible gift today.

*Please note that with a gift of $3,600 or more, you will receive a monthly CSA share delivered to your home if you live within 10 miles of the farm.

General donations and Capital Campaign gifts may also be made by check, payable to:
Urban Adamah 1151 Sixth St, Berkeley, CA 94710.

Urban Adamah is a 501(c)3 organization with federal tax ID # 27-4349643.