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Dec 7, 2022

GOING GREEN – Shmita-scale learning

Shmita-scale learning: A seven-year reflection from Jewish environmental leaders
By Jakir Manela, Rabbi Zelig Golden, and Adam Weisberg
As published in ejewishphilanthropy.com

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Oct 14, 2022

The JMORE Food Enthusiast with Guest Eve Wachhaus

On this episode of “The Food Enthusiast,” JMORE’s Dara Bunjon talks with foodie and seasoned hospitality director Eve Wachhaus, chief operating officer of Pearlstone and Hazon.

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Sep 13, 2022

Pearlstone Marks the Return of Autumn with its Fall Harvest Celebration

September 13, 2022
by JMORE Staff
Falling for Autumn: Approximately 220 people attended this year’s Fall Harvest Celebration and enjoyed a farm-to-table feast at Pearlstone. (Photo by Becca Friedman)

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Jul 1, 2022

Looking Forward and Back at Pearlstone’s Annual Meeting

July 1, 2022
The Baltimore Jewish Times Cover Story about Annual Meetings featured Pearlstone.
Outgoing Board Chair, Emile Bendit is quoted.

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May 12, 2022

National Shabbaton inspires Jews of color with the power of connecting as family.

May 11, 2022
By TaRessa Stovall, The Forward
National Shabbaton inspires Jews of color with the power of connecting as family.
This year’s gathering drew 105 diverse Jews and allies from 12 states and…

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Jan 18, 2022

We Are One: Tu B’Shvat and MLK, Sustainability & Justice

We find ourselves immersed in another dark pandemic winter, a reality we could not have fathomed two years ago. And as the pandemic drags on, our social fabric continues to fray, while the climate crisis…

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Nov 15, 2021

COP26: Hope & Despair


I recently returned from COP26 – the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – and it was an unforgettable experience. The number of people, events, issues, spaces…it was truly one of…

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Oct 26, 2021

Moments of Truth: Climate, Antisemitism, & Justice

We arrive at a moment of truth, and we must push through.

World leaders are gathering for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland (COP26). Many say this is our last chance to avoid runaway…

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Oct 3, 2021

The Story of Creation

This past week we read the Creation story twice: once during Simchat Torah then again over Shabbat, the first of the new annual Torah reading cycle, known as Shabbat Breishit.

I love the early chapters…

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Aug 25, 2021

Jakir Manela, CEO of the combined Hazon-Pearlstone Center, talks next steps

By Helen Chernikoff | eJewish Philanthropy

Two decades after the founding of Hazon, the merger is a milestone in Jewish environmentalism.

The combined Hazon-Pearlstone Retreat Center will release its vision…

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