“This Fellowship changed my life. It gave me the tools to better understand myself, to make change in the world, and to create the life I want to live. ”
Becca Kagan, Summer 2016
The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential program for adults ages 21 – 35 that integrates urban organic farming, progressive Jewish learning, and communal living. The program also weaves in themes of mindfulness, food justice, social action, and leadership. Fellows live, learn, and work on our urban farm campus. We accept up to 14 individuals per fellowship season, each Summer and Fall.
Now in its tenth year, the Urban Adamah Fellowship has graduated over 300 young adults who have gone on to work in the fields of environmental education and policy, sustainable agriculture, community organizing, Jewish education, politics, social entrepreneurship, and much more!
You do not need to have specific prior experience in farming, Jewish learning and practice, or community living. We seek candidates who are passionate about engaging whole-heartedly in the internal (mind, heart, and body) and external (farming is physical) work of this experience. Those who thrive in the fellowship arrive ready to go deep, be vulnerable, contribute to the community, and ask sometimes difficult questions about who and how they want to be in the world.
If this sounds like you, join us!
What will we explore?
Plant propagation; harvesting; cultivating healthy soil; vermicomposting; pest management; aquaponics; tending bees, goats, and chickens; tool use and care; cheese making; herbal medicine and so much more! You will leave with the skills and confidence to create and manage your own garden.
Intentional Community & Service
Building intentional community around shared visions of earth-connection and connected Jewish practice; unpacking our social identities and exploring the intersections of power and privilege within those identities, resourcing ourselves to be the allies and leaders we need in this time of great turning; showing up in direct service each week at our farm stand and at internships with food justice partners; exploring how to step into your full power and be a force for love in the world.
Jewish Living & Learning
How Jewish tradition can add depth, meaning, and joy to daily life; how 2,000 year old rituals, texts, and values remain meaningful and relevant; how to develop a Jewish spiritual practice that is infused with mindfulness and earth-connection; how to find your personal connection to Jewish practice; how to lead Jewish ritual and how to build connected Jewish community.
2020 Fellowship Dates
Summer: June 15 – August 20
Fall: August 31 – November 12
First Round: JANUARY 20
Second Round: APRIL 20
Third Round: MAY 5
First Round: MARCH 30
Second Round: JUNE 22