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Sep 17, 2018

Sukkot: A Spiritual Connection to our Environment

Sukkot: A Spiritual Connection to our Environment

By: Ilana Ungar, Pearlstone JOFFEE Fellow

As our fields are at the height of abundance and our days filled with sunshine we reach a joyful holiday, our…

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Apr 20, 2018

Living Judaism: Pearlstone Eyes Future with Intentional-Living and Hands-On Learning

On a chilly Wednesday morning in April, a school bus filled with fourth graders from Liberty Elementary School in West Baltimore pulled up in front…

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Nov 1, 2016

Finalists announced for Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applying Jewish Wisdom

The top prize winner in the Local category is Hadran Alach: Bringing Our Jewish Agricultural Heritage to Life, a program of the Pearlstone Center in Baltimore, MD. Each year Pearlstone inspires over 20…

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Mar 10, 2016

Pair of Associated agencies named to most innovative list

Two Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore programs and agencies – the JCC’s Charm City Tribe and Pearlstone Center – have been named as two of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish…

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Aug 8, 2015

City Paper Editor Remembers Neely on His Last Issue

…As my time here was winding down last week, tragedy struck, as it too often does in Baltimore. Neely Snyder, a 37-year-old mother of three daughters and a friend of mine, died in a car accident in Reisterstown…

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Mar 17, 2015

Unique Gathering on Jewish Community Farming

In January 2015 at a unique gathering convened by the Leichtag Foundation with the strong support of Urban Adamah and other practitioners, Jewish farmers from across North America and from Israel came…

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Jul 2, 2014

Trails to the Future

It was a farm-to-table experience on Monday night at the Pearlstone center, honoring outgoing board chair Ilene Vogelstein and incoming board chair P.J. Pearlstone, and attendees were invited to partake…

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Apr 20, 2014

Baltimore Green Week kicks off with goats and chickens

For the children visiting the Pearlstone Center’s sustainable farm Sunday, the chickens and baby goats might have been the main event. But supporters of the Family Farm Day said they hope that interaction…

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Mar 20, 2014

Pearlstone Celebrates New Eco-Friendly Cabin

Lovingly nicknamed the “Mud Mansion”, this high-efficiency, four-season cabin combines sustainability with conventional building techniques. Designed and constructed using sustainable and recycled…

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Feb 25, 2013

Farming the Jewish Way

I recently joined more than 150 people at the Pearlstone Center near Baltimore for the 5th annual Beit Midrash to learn about the Jewish calendar and how it connects to sustainability and farming. The…

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