Recent News


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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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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Nov 6, 2012

The Baltimore Jewish Times The Pearlstone Center Named One of North America’s Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits

The Pearlstone Center, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, has been named one of the nation’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in Slingshot ’12-‘13, a resource…

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Oct 3, 2012

The Baltimore Jewish Times “My Inner Hippie”

Maayan Jaffe “It’s not just a retreat center or a farm; it really is a spiritual place. Pearlstone, for me, is a place for self-reflection. The grounds make me feel rejuvenated. It’s magical. And…

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Sep 3, 2012

The Baltimore Jewish Times “New Executive Director Wants To ‘Ignite Jewish Passion’ at the Pearlstone Center”

By Maayan Jaffe “Whether an individual or group comes to Pearlstone for an immersive retreat, a daylong meeting, a simacha or a program on the farm, their experience ignites a passion and a personal…

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