LIVING IN COMMUNITY

“The fellowship is life-changing, life-affirming, and life-growing. Building community with others who were committed to creating a more just world through personal change and collective action, was, quite simply, beautiful.”

Molly Schulman, Summer 2018

Communal Living

Fellows live in a shared community residence right on the farm. Living communally is a rich opportunity to develop communication skills, appreciate differences, and resolve conflicts. The Urban Adamah staff supports this process through community-building exercises, regular meetings, and other practices. Mutual trust and honest communication are cornerstones of the community.

Food

The community house is vegetarian. Urban Adamah provides a food budget sufficient to purchase foodstuffs for the season. Food shopping responsibilities and cooking, as well as all household duties, are shared among fellows.

Jewish Observance

At Urban Adamah we practice a creative and expansive approach to Jewish tradition. Fellows are invited to develop new, relevant and deeply personal, connections to our Tradition.

We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and experiences of Jewish practice. For some fellows, Urban Adamah is their first exposure to Jewish tradition. Others have been part of Jewish educational settings and communities their entire lives.

Please note that the fellow’s kitchen is strictly vegetarian. No meat of any kind is allowed. Also, we do play musical instruments during Shabbat and holiday programming, as part of the program.