Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
Adva Reunion is for alumni of Adamah & Teva.
Come back and get your cup refilled with Adamah & Teva 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! 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.
Please note this retreat is for alumni of the Adamah Fellowship and Teva staff. If you have questions, please email email@example.com after checking out the FAQ section!
The following fees include Room & Board and are per person.
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*Children sharing a room with their parent(s) come for free.
I never did 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.
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.
Will there be programming for my kids?
Yes, absolutely! We will have Gan Adamah for kids under 5 to join with their parents, and we will have Camp Teva for kids ages 5-12.
How are the goats doing?
They’re great, thanks for asking! They can’t wait to see you.
Can I arrive early or stick around after the retreat is over?
You are welcome to arrive on Thursday afternoon or evening. We will not have any formal programming until Friday afternoon, however. So if you’d like to come for an extra night and enjoy some quiet time at Freedman or join Adamah in the field, you are more than welcome! See the option to add an extra night when you register.
I’m arriving late/leaving early/sleeping over only one night. Can I pay less?
While we’d love for everyone to participate in the entire program, we understand that you may need to arrive late or leave early. We cannot prorate partial stays.
Should I camp?
That’s for you to decide. We normally don’t offer camping this late in the year. It’s going to be very cold outside! If you plan to camp, be prepared! Bring a good sleeping bag and warm clothes. Keep in mind that we will likely sell out of beds, so if you change your mind at the last minute, you may not have the option of upgrading to indoor lodging.
What time is check-in?
Check-in is on Friday, November 17, from 2-5 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.
We need two rooms. How much should we pay?
Children are only free if sharing a room with their parent(s). We recommend our Standard and Standard Plus rooms for parties of three or more. Please give the Registrar a call at (860) 824-5991 ext. 0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Check out the rideshare board 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.
We will provide complimentary shuttles from Wassaic Train Station and Bradley International Airport at the designated times on arrival and departure day. Please sign up for shuttles when you register. If you want to sign up for a shuttle after you’ve already registered, please call (860) 824-5991 ext. 0 at least a week before the retreat to reserve your spot.
Shuttles to and from Wassaic Train Station (Wassaic, NY)
Arrival Shuttles – from Wassaic Train Station to Isabella Freedman:
- 2:03 pm & 4:03 pm on Friday, 11/17 (trains departing from Grand Central at 11:47 am and 1:47 pm, respectively)
Departure Shuttle – from Isabella Freedman to Wassaic Train Station:
- 1:30 pm on Sunday, 11/19 (for train departing from Wassaic at 2:27 pm and arriving at Grand Central at 4:47 pm)
Shuttles to and from Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT)
Arrival Shuttle – from BDL to Isabella Freedman:
- 3:00 pm on Friday 11/17
Departure Shuttles – from Isabella Freedman to BDL:
- 9:00 am* & 2:00 pm on Sunday 11/19
*The retreat ends at 1 pm, but we understand some people may have to catch an earlier flight.
If you require transportation outside of our designated shuttle times, we recommend the taxi service Taximan – (845) 789-1242 or using the rideshare board to coordinate rides. For more information on getting here, including driving directions, airport options, and more, click here.
Check out the schedule of the last Adva Reunion to get a sense of what to expect this year. Stay tuned for more information!