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Jul 14, 2021

Topsy Turvy Bus Meets Banana Car

A book about the Topsy Turvy bus is coming out in January 2022 and the release will be followed by a bus tour.

Hazon usually uses its Topsy Turvy bus as a mobile classroom. When this became unfeasible…

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Jul 8, 2021

Hazon and Pearlstone Announce Merger; Jakir Manela Named As New CEO

By Becky O’Brien | Boulder Jewish News

Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S., and Pearlstone, one of the largest Jewish retreat centers and Jewish outdoor education sites…

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Jul 8, 2021

Pearlstone Announces Merger Plans with Hazon

By Alan Feiler | JMORE

The Pearlstone Retreat Center and Outdoor Education Campus in Reisterstown announced July 8 it has merged with the New York-headquartered Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental…

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Jul 8, 2021

Pearlstone Announces Merger with Hazon

By Selah Maya Zighelboim | Baltimore Jewish Times

Pearlstone and Hazon, a national Jewish environmental organization, are merging, Pearlstone announced in an email.

“This is a merger of two strong organizations…

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May 12, 2021

The Maryland Legislative session is over AND there is still work to be done!

Here are highlights of the BIG VICTORIES for the environment achieved this year:

  • The Environmental Justice Commission: Strengthens the existing Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities…
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May 5, 2021

Pikesville native returns home to film cooking show

By Jesse Berman | Baltimore Jewish Times

When families sit down to watch a show about American barbecuing, they may not be expecting to be greeted by a self-described Jewish intellectual who was born in…

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Apr 9, 2021

The Associated is Going Green (BALTIMORE FISHBOWL)

Climate change is accelerating, causing an increase in deadly climate events. This past year record-breaking hurricanes, devastating wildfires and soaring temperatures pummeled our planet.

Many organizations…

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Feb 5, 2021

The Power of Community Solar (Baltimore Case Study)

What does it look like for a Jewish community to collectively take concrete action towards large-scale solar power?

This conversation about the power of a Community-Wide Solar Initiative highlights the…

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Dec 29, 2020

Amid a challenging year for staff and revenue, Pearlstone adopts new programs

Jesse Berman | Baltimore Jewish Times

In a normal year, Pearlstone Center, a Jewish retreat center in Reisterstown, has a $6 million budget and more than 120 staff members, with around 45 of them full…

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May 21, 2020

Pearlstone Reinvents Itself in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

“Pearlstone has created dynamic, new strategies for community impact during these difficult times.” Read this article from The Associated, published May 21, 2020.

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