Rachel Binstock

Rachel Binstock is Urban Adamah’s Fellowship Director and is also an artist, educator, and ritualist. Rachel was born and raised in Evanston, IL. She studied Environmental Anthropology at Wash U in St. Louis where she joined the student run farm and started writing curriculum on Jewish ecology and environmental issues. After graduating Rachel worked as a political organizer in D.C. and then on college campuses across the state of Illinois, fighting against big banks, big ag, and big pharma. She decided she wanted to build the world she believed in and so joined the farm team at Eden Village Camp in the Hudson valley where she learned how to grow her own food and teach others how to do the same. There she developed curriculum, helped manage the farm, and ran a Jewish farm educator apprenticeship. She has been working at Urban Adamah since Purim 5776 (2015) first as an educator and program coordinator with youth and families and now with young adults. Rachel spends her spare time practicing primitive skills, doing yoga, and playing the banjo. She also loves to sing!