Luna Manela   Adamah Apprentice

As an Adamah Apprentice Luna is excited to get her hands dirty working the land, expand her knowledge on social justice, and more deeply explore her Jewish identity. After graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in musical theater, she decided to pull a 180° and learn about organic agriculture and permaculture, living communally at Hava ve Adam Eco-Educational Farm in Israel. She is a book nerd, a shruti box enthusiast, and loves cooking up a storm while simultaneously busting out her ever growing repertoire of kitchen dance moves.

Falls Village, CT | luna.manela@hazon.org
Shamu Sadeh   Managing Director of Education, Isabella Freedman

Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh is the Managing Director of Education at Isabella Freedman. He is the co-founder and former director of Adamah, and prior to that he worked as the Director of Teva, and now he leads our efforts to educate all Isabella Freedman guests. 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 help harvest and pickle, and DJ staff dance parties.

Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x363 | shamu.sadeh@hazon.org
Janna Siller   Farm Director and Advocacy Coordinator

Janna wears a few hats at Hazon. As the Adamah Farm Director, Janna leads apprentices, residential fellows, and volunteers in growing organic vegetables for the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, local customers, and food banks while maintaining the fields as resonant learning space. She teaches about growing food, climate change, policy, food systems, and Jewish tradition. As Hazon’s advocacy coordinator, Janna leads grassroots efforts to raise Jewish voices on behalf of a more just and regenerative food system. Janna has been farming since 2005 and has been at Adamah since 2011. Physical work with community and in the soil informs and inspires her approach as an advocate and educator.

Falls Village, CT | janna.siller@hazon.org
Eli Steinberg   Apprentice at Adamah

Eli Steinberg is an Adamah apprentice, from Memphis Tennessee, who has an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology from Warren Wilson College in Asheville North Carolina, a work college where he also worked as a garden educator, waste/recycling worker, vegan chef, and daycare teacher.  In college, he spent a semester abroad studying food security comparing and contrasting the food systems of Tanzania, India, and Italy. Eli has worked and volunteered on a number of farms across the country and is very passionate about regenerative agriculture, ecological land management, food, food/climate justice and education. Besides food and agriculture, Eli loves live music, outdoor recreation, his family and friends, Memphis basketball, and wild animals.

Falls Village, CT | eli.steinberg@hazon.org
Carly Sugar   Adamah Program Director
As Adamah Program Director, Carly Sugar (she/her) is the point of contact for all things Adamah Fellowship. A Summer 2015 Alum, Carly is grateful to return to Falls Village to organize and facilitate dynamic, immersive programming for fellows and alumni.
Carly most recently served as Founding Director of Giving Gardens at Yad Ezra– an educational garden and greenhouse at a kosher food pantry in Detroit’s suburbs. Through her life and work in the city of Detroit, on Anishinaabe land, she has explored the intersection of food skills, Jewish ritual, and social change work, driven by the wisdom of Detroit’s food system workers and activists. Carly enjoys long, often unfruitful, foraging walks in the woods, and hoarding frozen chicken stock.
Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x364 | carly.sugar@hazon.org