“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 Fellow, 2016
The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential leadership program for adults ages 21-31 that integrates urban organic farming, mindfulness practice, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living. 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 eighth year, the Urban Adamah Fellowship has graduated over 250 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 more.
You do not need to have specific prior experience in any of the four content areas of the fellowship: farming, mindfulness practice, social justice work, or Jewish practice. 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 I learn?
Social Justice & Leadership
Unpacking how privilege and power operate in our lives and the world; showing up as an ally for food justice organizations; learning tools for effective communication across difference (NVC); exploring how to step into your full power and be a force for love in the world; Building intentional community around shared visions.
Jewish Living & Learning
How Jewish tradition can add depth, meaning, and joy to your life; how to make 2,000 year old rituals, texts, and values meaningful and relevant; how to build conscious jewish community; how to develop a Jewish spiritual practice that is infused by mindfulness and earth-connection.
To slow down and notice; to bravely go where your ego may be afraid to journey; to develop the muscle of mindfulness in a loving and supportive community; to integrate mindful awareness into your daily life and become more fully present; to develop clarity of vision for your life.