YOUNG Adult Weekend Immersion

Step back. Slow down. Spend a weekend in your body.

Urban Adamah’s Weekend Immersion retreats for adults ages 21-35 are the perfect antidote for a hectic life. Join us for a weekend of unplugging from what distracts and contracts, and plugging into what grounds and opens. We’ll farm. We’ll sing. We’ll eat amazing food. We’ll connect – to self, to others, to earth – and celebrate the miracle of life and community.  

Sprouts:

“This retreat provided me with the escape I so badly needed. Urban Adamah gave me a sense of peace and the opportunity to get my hands dirty, my stomach full and my spirits uplifted.”

Marina, Spring 2019 Immersion

Sample Retreat Schedule

Friday

3:30     Arrive & Shabbat Harvest

5:30     Opening

6:30     Kabbalat Shabbat

8:00     Shabbat Dinner

9:00     Improv Games & Bonfire

Saturday

7:00      Sunrise Yoga

8:00      Breakfast

9:00      Avodat Lev
              (Morning Meditation Service)

10:00    Farm Tour & Sadeh
              (Farming)

12:30     Lunch

1:30       Break, Optional Meditation

3:00      Herbal Medicine Making

4:30      Homesteading 101:
               Pickles & Kraut

6:30      Dinner

7:30      Havdalah & Night Hike

Sunday

8:00     Avodat Lev
             (Morning Meditative Service)

9:00     Breakfast

10:00   Community Calendar Creation

11:30     Closing

12:30     Lunch

Dates & Registration

Winter Immersion | December 6 – 8, 2019

Spring Immersion | Spring 2020 TBD

*Registration coming soon

For questions about the Weekend Immersion retreat, please contact Ari Eisen.

Fees, FOOD & Lodging

$75 per participant

*includes all food, lodging, and program.

This retreat includes all meals and snacks Friday afternoon through Sunday lunch. Meals are vegetarian with gluten free and dairy free options provided. Meals are not prepared under Kosher supervision. 

This program takes place at our urban farm in Berkeley, California. Participants sleep in our newly built Retreat Residence. Guests will sleep in rooms with 4 beds per room and shared bathrooms. Single rooms with queen beds are available for an additional fee of $75 per person. Please email Ari Eisen if you’d like to book a single room. 

Please note: The retreat is only open to all adults ages 18 – 35. There will be musical instruments and farm work on Shabbat.

TESTIMONIALS

Alex

Winter 2018 IMMERSION

“Very spiritual! From the hands-on activities to the reflective and meditative practices, I had the space both physically and emotionally to connect with myself and the earth.”

Mikaela

Spring 2019 IMMERSION

“I’ve never felt so welcomed and included as I did at Urban Adamah. Staff and other retreat participants explained Jewish traditions with warmth and I had the awesome opportunity to participate in some very special rituals.”

Marina

Spring 2019 IMMERSION

“The facilitators were warm and welcoming, the food was wholesome and delicious, and the space was perfect for a relaxing retreat for the mind, body and soul.”

Partnerships

Moishe House & Retreatology

Thanks to their generous support of Moishe House and Retreatology, we are able to offer these retreats at highly subsidized rates.

Retreatology is the premier training in the art of Jewish Retreat-Making. Participants learn how to create a Jewish gathering for their friends and community from start to finish. Retreatologists are eligible for a grant of up to $5,000 to plan and execute the Jewish learning retreat they have always dreamed of creating. Whether it’s creative writing, Jewish mindfulness, Jewish food or Torah yoga, Retreatology and Moishe House are here to make it possible. Peer-Led Retreats happen almost every weekend in cities around the world. If you’d like to find one in your city, email anna@moishehouse.org.

 

We are also grateful to be partnering with Eden Village West and Camp Tawonga, two Jewish summer camps in the Bay Area and Covenant Wines and Fieldwork Brewing, our preferred wine and beer vendors.