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Adva Reunion

Oct 30, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

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Reunite with old friends and ones you do not yet know!

Come back and get your cup refilled with Adamah, Teva, and Urban Adamah goodness! Sing songs that make your heart yearn, see your old friends, hug goats, be awed by the compost piles, make new friends, get inspired by the amazing community that is Adamah, Teva, and Urban Adamah! Bring your whole self; leave with body, mind, and soul renewed.

We are excited to offer all registration prices at a deep discount, rather than offering financial aid or a sliding scale for the reunion fees.

While we are not offering financial aid for program fees, we do have a limited amount of money available to help subsidize the cost of a plane ticket for those who are traveling from far away.  This money is available on a first-come-first-served basis!  Please contact Rebecca for details as soon as possible if you are interested, as these funds are limited. This is only available for those who are flying.

The following fees include Room & Board and are per person.


Accommodation  Normal Price  Adva Price
Standard Plus  590  300
Standard  430  250
Basic  380  200
Dormitory  340  150
Camper  320  90
Commuter  270  90
Children*  160  0


Fall Adamah fellows will be offering Adva reunionites FREE shuttle service to and from BDL (Hartford) Airport and to and from Wassaic Metro-North train station. Click the “register here” button to see shuttle times and to sign up. Click here for general information about transportation to Isabella Freedman.

Please note this retreat is for alumni of the Adamah Fellowship (Urban & Rural) and Teva staff. If you have questions, please email after checking out the FAQ section!

*There is no registration fee for children in the same room as their parent(s). See FAQ.



I never did Adamah or Urban Adamah, and I never worked for Teva, but I really like you guys. Can I come?

Thanks so much for your interest in Adamah and Teva. We’d love to meet you, but the Adva reunion is specifically for those who completed the Adamah Fellowship, or who were Teva educators. Want to apply to the Adamah Fellowship? Click here. Want to learn more about working for Teva? Click here.

What about Urban Adamah? I did Urban Adamah. Can I come?

Can I bring my best friend?

This reunion is by and for alumni of Teva & Adamah. While we encourage you to bring a significant other and children, we cannot accommodate friends as part of the reunion. We encourage those interested in Teva, Adamah, and Isabella Freedman to attend one of our other excellent programs.

I don’t make a lot of money. Can I do work trade, or get a scholarship or something?

Instead of offering financial aid or work-trade opportunities, we have decided to offer registration at a deeply-discounted rate to everyone who attends. Camping and dormitory options are a great choice for those with tight budgets.

I make so much money. Do you want some?

We love receiving support from our alumni! You are always welcome to make a donation to Adamah or Teva, if you don’t already. Let us know if you’d like to help make it possible for others to come to reunion by contributing to our flight subsidies for those who are traveling from far away.

How are the goats doing?

They’re great, thanks for asking! They can’t wait to see you.

Can I come early?

Yes! We are offering the option of early-arrival for a flat fee of $36 per person! Arrive on Thursday afternoon, October 29th, and enjoy an extra night and day of reunion goodness.

What time is check-in?

If you’re arriving on Thursday, you may check in at 5 pm. On Friday, check-in is from 2 to 5 pm.

Do I have to register if I’m staying with a friend on campus or nearby?

Yes, in that case you should register as a commuter.

I’d love to offer a ride to other alumni who aren’t coming from NYC or Hartford. How can I do that?

Check out our new carpool initiative and add your car! If you are looking for a ride, adding yourself to the wait list (on the right hand side of the page) is the best way to be notified when movements occur.

What time are the shuttles to and from the Wassaic Train Station?

We’re picking folks up from the train station at 4 pm on Thursday, and 2 pm and 4 pm on Friday. These times correspond to the trains departing from Grand Central at 11:47 pm and 12:47, respectively. On Sunday, we’re departing Freedman at 1:30 pm to catch the train departing from Wassaic at 2:27 pm.

What time are the shuttles to and from Hartford/Bradley International Airport?

We’re picking folks up from the airport at 4 pm on Thursday and 3 pm on Friday. The drop-off time on Sunday will be determined based on the itinerary of those flying.

We need two rooms. How much should we pay?

Children are only free if sharing a room with their parent(s). That said, there may a room that accommodates your whole family. Our dormitory rooms fit up to three people, while our basic, standard, and standard plus rooms fit up to about four people, depending on their ages and needs. Please give the Registrar a call at (860) 824-5991 ext. 0 or email to discuss options.

I will be doing Adamah in the Fall, or will be working on-site for Teva in the fall. Do I need to pay and/or register?

You do not need to pay, but stay tuned for info on how to register!  Don’t worry, there will be a spot saved for you until then.


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