Jewish Learning

Youth and family programs at Urban Adamah integrate Jewish values and ritual with hands-on farm exploration, environmental education, and community building. We welcome youth and families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, as well as those who are not Jewish. Jewish content at camp is thoughtfully incorporated and no prior Jewish background or knowledge is assumed or required.

Ahavah

(love)

Chesed

(kindness)

Tzedek

(justice)

Bal Tashchit

(wise resource use)

Pe’ah

(leaving the corners of the field for those who are food insecure)

Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim

(preventing cruelty to animals)

Jewish Learning at Camp

The core Jewish values of ahava (love), chesed (kindness), and tzedek (justice) guide all of our programs and activities. Jewish tradition is also rich with connections to the natural world and a call to social action. At Urban Adamah, we put ancient Jewish laws of bal tashchit, pe’ah, and tza’ar ba’alei chayim into practice within the context of the environmental and social realities of the 21st century.

We also examine timeless practices like Shabbat and kashrut, which invite renewed connection in an era when technology often mediates our social interactions, and the food and energy consumption choices we make have consequences on people and the environment around the globe.

Brachot (blessings) and hitbodedut (reflection) are also essential components of Camp Urban Adamah programs. They allow us to pause and notice the fleeting and the overlooked and instill in us a sense of awe and gratitude. Learn more about our Jewish programing by visiting our Family Programs page or view our calendar of events

Kashrut

All food served at Camp Urban Adamah and family programs is vegetarian. All ingredients are hekshered kosher according to the standards of Congregation Beth Israel in Berkeley. Our kitchen and all food served is certified kosher by an orthodox mashgiah during any camp week listed as being co-sponsored with Congregation Beth Israel.