The Residency PROGRAM
The Urban Adamah Residency Program is an opportunity for young adults, ages 21 – 35 to live on site at the farm, build community with like-minded and hearted souls, and support the work of Urban Adamah through our work-trade program. The commitment is for three months, and is renewable for three-month periods indefinitely.
Please note, due to COVID-19 our farm is currently closed. While the program is still open for applications, we are running an amended version to support the health and safety of our community members. Please contact Sasha Hippard our Young Adult Programs Associate & Residency Program Manager for more information!
HOUSING & Fees
Housing options are all fully furnished and include a 1-bedroom apartment or a room in a shared 2- or 3-bedroom apartment.
Room fees are:
1-bedroom* apartment: $1,400 per month
2-bedroom: $900/room per month
3-bedroom: $725/room per month
*Note: 1-bedroom apartment uses a shared bathroom in the hall.
A furnished one-bedroom apartment or a furnished bedroom in a shared apartment with one or two other residents. (Residents have a chance to speak with the other potential residents before they commit) Room fees are as follows
$725 – three bedroom apartment
$900 – two bedroom apartment
$1400 – one bedroom apartment
The apartments overlook the Urban Adamah farm. The fee covers furniture, utilities, internet, and laundry. Note that the one-bedroom apartment uses a shared bathroom outside of their unit.
Residents are entitled to participate for free in all Urban Adamah open-to-the-public programs (with limited exceptions).
Residents have the opportunity to create and host their own programs for each other, their peers, and/or the Urban Adamah community onsite. The gatherings can be a Shabbat dinner, holiday program, or skill-share in alignment with one or more of Urban Adamah’s four pillars — Jewish Tradition, Mindfulness, Social Action, and/or Sustainable Agriculture.
Space for Residents to grown their own food.
Monthly check-ins with all the residents and the program manager. As well as one on one check-ins bi-monthly with the program manager.
Residents are invited to staff/fellow’s monthly farm lunches and occasional other staff organized social events.
RESIDENTS COMMIT TO...
Residents are required to give 10 hours a month to support Urban Adamah’s public programs, retreats, site rentals, farm, and/or administrative departments. These hours are usually on weekends and evenings and are scheduled one month in advance. Applicants should not apply to the program if they will be generally unavailable during these times. Please note that if a resident is unable to meet their required work hours over the course of the program, Urban Adamah will charge them $20 per hour for all remaining hours to cover the cost of hiring others to do the work.
Residents agree to abide by Urban Adamah’s Site and Guest Policies. They may use the Camp Street Residence communal spaces or other spaces around the farm pending availability and with explicit approval of the public programs coordinator at least 3 days in advance.
Residents must commit to attend the following:
Monthly evening meetings:
This meeting occurs the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM. Residents and staff review community agreements, give / receive feedback, and sign up for work-trade hours for the following month.
We ask residents to make time for an every other month personal check-in meeting with the program manager.
Residents must be available for orientations with the program manager and department team(s) they work-trade alongside.
Retreats & Fellowship Connection:
Residents become part of an extended community of staff, program participants, and fellows. We ask residents to be available to participate in a dinner with the incoming fellowship group the first week of the summer and fall fellowship. Residents also may participate in helping Urban Adamah Staff set-up, host, and break down retreats. This will be a part of the work trade.