Adamah on Campus

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

WHO are we?

Adamah on Campus works with students across the country to form chapters on their campuses, creating local programming and opportunities to connect with the national Adamah Campus network.

Adamah on Campus inspires students who seek:
– Jewish community connected with the earth
– Connection to Jewish and environmental values
– Meaningful climate action.

Any student is welcome and encouraged to connect with us and we will help you engage in a way that feels meaningful to you!

WHAT do we do?

Adamah on Campus prioritizes and creates opportunities for:

– Jewish environmental education
– Coordinated climate action
– Leadership development and mentorship
– A national Adamah Campus network and community
– Immersive experiences

WHERE do chapters exist?

Chapters exist across the country, through diverse university settings, and in a range of Jewish communities. A chapter might be built within a Hillel, and/or an independent registered student organization or club, and/or something else! We know that every campus is so different, so we will work with you to design and implement the best fit at yours!

Scroll down to see a list of our active chapters. Let us know if you want to be connected to an existing chapter or if you want to create and launch a new one!

HOW do chapters work?

Chapters host a minimum of 3 programs per semester, including one in each of the following categories:

– Community building event / Jewish holiday celebration (Examples: Tu B’Shvat seders, Eco-Shabbat experiences, Reverse Tashlich, lunch and learns with another group on campus)
– Jewish environmental education program (Examples: Speaker series, Food justice workshops, movie night and discussion, text studies)
– Climate action (Examples: Climate advocacy or march, regenerative farming programming, composting initiatives, joining the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition)

Every Adamah Campus Chapter has 2 student leaders serve on the Campus Leaders Cohort which connects virtually every month.

WHY join us?

We are in a global climate crisis, and Jewish tradition compels us to respond. In the wake of increasing climate disasters and anti-Semitism, young Jews know intimately the anxieties and challenges of growing up in a world rife with injustice and an uncertain future.

We need to connect with the earth and with each other.

We center the voices of young leaders in order to make change.

Active Chapters

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Michigan
  • George Washington University
  • University of Southern California
  • Princeton University
  • CSUN, Pierce College, and Los Angeles Valley College (powered by 818 Hillel)
  • University of Maryland
  • Washington University St. Louis
  • Ohio State University
  • Dickinson College
  • Colorado State University 
  • UC Irvine (part of Hillel Orange County)
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Syracuse University and SUNY ESF
  • Florida State University (FSU)

Meet Our Team

Liana Rothman

Liana Rothman

Youth Empowerment Director

Liana is the director of Youth Empowerment at Adamah and co-founder of the Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM). Liana oversees JYCM and Adamah on Campus, supporting Jewish teens and college students with taking climate action, and promoting climate justice within institutions. She is pursuing a MPA in nonprofit management and public service from NYU. — 212.908.2526

New York, NY

Shaina Morrel headshot

Shaina Morrel

Adamah on Campus Manager

Shaina comes to Adamah with a background in Jewish college engagement, having previously worked as a Hillel social justice Springboard Fellow. She is a graduate of George Washington University and enjoys traveling and cooking in her free time. — 212.908.2505

Hartford, CT

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my campus doesn’t have a Hillel, can we still become a chapter?
Q: How should our chapter be structured?
Q: Does Adamah on Campus offer any financial support to chapters?
Q: How did Adamah on Campus come to be?
Q: What is the National Student Leadership Board?
Q: Can I have an Adamah on Campus Chapter if my organization is already a member of Adamah’s Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition?

Before engaging with Adamah, I felt helpless against climate change. After getting involved in the organization, I finally had the community, resources, and support I needed to make a difference. I now feel inspired, galvanized, and empowered to fight for a better world.

Rivka, Rutgers University
Campus leaders visited the Arava Institute ahead of joining the Adamah delegation to the COP 27 UN Global Climate Summit in 2022.
Adamah Campus leaders gathered for a leadership retreat

Through Adamah, I’ve discovered the activism at the core of Judaism, which has not only inspired me, but connected me deeply to my Jewish history and to thousands of years of Jewish culture and learnings. For me, this connection has been one of the most powerful means of relating to and understanding my own Judaism and finding meaning in ancient texts and teachings. [I] feel like I am capable of actually changing my community and the world… I intend on using this knowledge and responsibility to improve global systems and mitigate climate change into college and throughout my career.

Ava, Emory University

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