Culture, Israel, Justice, Mishegas

More opportunities for Jewish farming

Between jobs? Just finished college? Want to live somewhere beautiful and learn about farming and sustainability? Here are two excellent choices – one in Connecticut and one in Israel. This photo is from my visit to the second. Each are wonderful communities – why not apply for both?

ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship

Now in its seventh successful year, ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for Jewish young adults in their 20s that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, community building and contemplative spiritual practice.

A typical day is spent on our six-acre farm, in our commercial kitchen and on our goat pasture, helping to create a sustainable business that models ecological design, financial viability and social responsibility. Evenings are spent learning about Judaism and sustainability, building community and cultivating leadership skills.

Where else can you say a blessing while using recycled vegetable oil to fuel a truck that is filled with organic produce and naturally fermented kosher pickles? Click here for the answer to this and other frequently asked questions.

An amazing staff and assortment of visiting faculty will help you listen to and follow your soul’s yearning for ecological and spiritual wholeness, recraft a Jewish identity that sings to you, and build relationships and skills that will sustain you for the rest of your life.

Learn about our harvest, meet our alumni and view our photo gallery. You can even hear us sing on our new CD, read comments and reflections from the ADAMAH community on our blog, and find out what we have planned for the future.

2009 ADAMAH Fellowships

Summer Session:
May 24 to September 7, 2009

Fall Session:
September 13 to December 13, 2009

To Apply for Upcoming Seasons

We are accepting applications for the Summer and Fall 2009 ADAMAH fellowships on a rolling basis. Fourteen summer fellows and fourteen fall fellows will be selected to participate in the 2009 Program. Fellows are asked to pay a fee of $500 to cover part of the cost of the ADAMAH Fellowship. Financial Aid is available for those in need.

To apply for financial aid, please complete the financial aid section of the ADAMAH Application (.doc).


Duration: 6 Months / Program Cost: $4,500
Hava & Adam Eco-Israel offers English-speaking Jewish young adults, ages 20-30, an opportunity to develop a deep, personal, land-based relationship to the land of Israel, its people and heritage. Eco-Israel is a unique Israeli-Jewish expression of the growing worldwide movement centered on the health, economic and spiritual values of authentic permaculture-ecological living. Through organic soil cultivation and food production, communal living and learning, the Eco-Israel project aims to cultivate a new land ethic, renewing the Jewish people’s traditional approach to its ancient, sacred ecological relationship with the Land of Israel.
Participants in Eco-Israel spend 5.5 months living on the Hava & Adam environmental educational center and ecological farm, located near the city of Modi’in, in central Israel, creating a dynamic self-reliant community – together with Israeli volunteers – developing a strong connection with the diversity of Israeli landscapes – human and natural. Contact Info:Naomi Katz, Tel: (+972) 2-930-9331; Fax: (+972) 2 586-0522; [email protected]

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