Adamah NY

Cultivating vibrant Jewish life in deep connection with the earth in New York

Adamah NY implements Adamah’s national mission on a local scale: connecting people and planet in New York through climate action, youth empowerment, and Jewish environmental education.

Together with UJA Federation of New York, and our municipal and regional community partners, Adamah NY is strengthening our communal resiliency in the face of global uncertainty and responding to the existential crisis of our time with the full power of the Jewish spirit.

Adamah NY is poised for tremendous impact in the months and years ahead – catalyzing vibrant 21st century Jewish life at the intersection of Jewish values and sustainability.

Meet Our Team

Miriam Ehrlich

JYCM NY Kvutzah Cohort Coordinator

Miriam is passionate about Tikkun Olam, and has over five years of experience working with non-profits and on political campaigns. She earned her Master of Social Work at Columbia University and was born and raised in New York City.


New York, NY

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Shahar Sadeh

Director, Adamah NY

Dr. Shahar Sadeh is a scholar practitioner with an extensive experience in strategic planning, program management and community engagement and a diverse background in environment, Jewish communal affairs, academic activism and peacebuilding.


New York, NY

New York Community Events

Explore upcoming events in the Greater New York area or see our Full Calendar for national programs that may be of interest to our local audience.

Catch up on previous Events

Climate-Smart Savings for Synagogues, Day Schools, and Yeshivot in NY | June 5, 2024

An informative webinar on saving money for your synagogue or day school by implementing energy efficiency measures in your facilities!

Culinary Climate Action: Intentional Food Choices in NY Jewish Institutions | Mar 18, 2024
Financing Climate Action in New York | Jan 25, 2024
The City, The Climate and Us – Exploring LL97 NYC Buildings Legislation | Dec 6, 2023

Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition

Powered by Adamah, the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition is a network of Jewish community organizations who recognize the existential threat and moral urgency of climate change and are committed to taking action.

The Adamah NY team works with local Jewish institutions to develop and implement organizational Climate Action Plans that both reduce institutional emissions and mobilize the broader New York Jewish community around climate action.

In July 2024 Adamah NY launched a local Climate Action Fund for day schools, yeshivas, and synagogues located in Adamah NY and UJA-Federation of NY catchment area (NYC’s five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester). Matching grants of $5,000-$10,000 are available to support efforts to get to net-zero GHG emissions through projects that source clean electricity, increase electrification, or enhance energy efficiency.  Organizations need to join the Coalition to be eligible to apply. The next application deadline is Friday, November 8, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET. Click here to learn more about the Adamah NY Climate Action Fund, that was made possible thanks to the support of UJA Federation of New York. 

Other interest-free loans of up to $100,000, with a five year pay-back, and matching grants of up to $10,000 are available through Adamah’s North American Climate Action Fund. 

For more information about the Coalition in New York, please contact Dr. Shahar Sadeh, Adamah NY Director, at

Jewish Youth Climate Movement

The Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM) is a Gen Z-led movement integrating Jewish identity and leadership development with community building and climate action. JYCM supports and empowers the next generation of Jewish youth to be leaders in the work to build a sustainable and equitable world for all.

Adamah NY supports and works to expand the impact of JYCM chapters in the Greater New York area.

For more information about JYCM in New York, please contact Miriam Ehrlich, JYCM NY Kvutzah Cohort Coordinator at

Adamah on Campus

Adamah on Campus is building a joyful, resilient generation of Jewish environmental leaders through education, action and community building.

Adamah NY supports and works to expand the impact of Adamah on Campus, and establish more chapters in New York-based university and college campuses.

For more information about Adamah on Campus in New York, contact

Isabella Freedman

Situated on 400 acres just two hours north of New York City in the Berkshire Mountains, Isabella Freedman has served as a cornerstone for nature immersion, transformative retreats, and inspirational educational experiences for over 130 years.

Join one of several retreats offered year-round focused on Jewish holidays, farm-to-table food, music, meditation, yoga, and more. Or let us host your synagogue, professional group, wedding, b’nei mitzvot, or other private events!

Adamah NY Advisory Council

Jessica Haller
Lisa Phillips
Tracy Stein
Alexandra Golub
Michael Lustig
Emily Raviv
For more information, contact

Get to know Adamah NY through our past newsletters
Jan 17, 2024: Planting Trees. Planting Hope
Dec 18, 2023: Jewish and Environmental Worlds in Motion
Nov 15, 2023: Launching Adamah NY

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