Adam Berman is the Executive Director of Urban Adamah. He served as the Executive Director of the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, a retreat center and intentional community in the Connecticut Berkshires from 2002 – 2009. At Isabella Freedman, Adam founded ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship, a three month leadership training program for Jewish young adults that integrates Jewish learning and living with sustainable agriculture, green living skills, teaching and contemplative spiritual practice. He also served as the program’s first Director. At Isabella Freedman, Adam also co-founded the Jewish Greening Fellowship (JGF), an intensive 18-month Fellowship program for Jewish professionals from twenty different New York Jewish summer camps and community centers. The JGF, funded by a significant grant from the UJA Federation of New York, is working to reduce the carbon footprints of Jewish communal agencies and place environmental stewardship high on the agenda of every agency that participates. For three years (1996-1999), Adam served as the Director of the Teva Learning Center, the leading Jewish environmental education program in the United States. Currently, Adam serves on the Board of Directors of the David Brower Center, and on Advisory Boards for the Teva Learning Center, Wilderness Torah and Adamah. He teaches widely on issues related to Judaism, ecology and civic leadership. Adam holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Brown University.