Contact Us

Shamu Sadeh   Director of Adamah

Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh is the co-founder and director of Adamah. He teaches Judaism and ecology, turns the compost piles, maintains the orchards, and supervises and mentors staff and Adamah Fellows. His wife Jaimie and kids Yonah, Ibby and Lev keep the bees, help harvest and pickle, and DJ staff dance parties.

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Sarah Chandler   Director of Earth Based Spiritual Practice

Sarah Chandler is a Jewish experiential educator, community activist, spiritual leader, and blogger. Most recently, Sarah has served as the Director of Jewish Family Life & Learning (JoyFuLL) at West End Synagogue in Manhattan. She has her M.A. in Jewish Communal and Experiential Education and Hebrew Bible from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and has been an educator with the Teva Learning Center since 2003.

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Janna Siller   Farm Manager

Janna leads the Adamah crew in growing organic vegetables for CSA distribution, value-added production, Isabella Freedman food service, and donations, while maintaining the fields as resonant learning space for fellows and visitors. She teaches classes on practical farming and gardening skills as well as classes that explore the big picture systems, policies and issues that shape what we eat and how it is grown. Janna lives in Falls Village with her family – Arthur, Tzuf, and the cats.

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Arthur Siller   Adamah Value-Added Products Manager

Arthur leads the Adamah crew in pickling, jamming, and other preservation pursuits. He teaches, mentors, builds, fixes, and finds lost objects. His early interest in nature, science, and agriculture led him to study geology as an undergraduate, agronomy as a master’s student, and the exciting relationships between rocks, soil, and bacteria as a farmer and fermenter. He lives in Falls Village with his family: Janna, Tzuf, and the cats.

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