The holiday of Shavuot is understood as the rededication of the marriage between Creator and Creation – our rediscovery of how to live as part of nature.

Shavuot was and is the celebration of the culmination of the grain harvest. Sitting at the peak of the dry season, Shavuot is seen as the height of the year, when we receive the Torah on Mount Sinai which is the expression of the wisdom, guidance, and inspiration we receive from the natural world.

For the past 7 years, Shavuot at Pearlstone has provided a retreat filled with inspiring Jewish learning, spirited singing, festive farm-to-table meals, and a pluralistic community building experience. Participants enjoy multiple learning tracks about Judaism and sustainability, keynotes from guest scholars, delicious, healthy food, music, and activities for people of all ages. This multigenerational gathering of participants, both local and distant, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience deep Torah learning and collective communal engagement.

A Jewish Agricultural Journey

Unable to host our retreat in 2020, we gathered virtually for a series of discussions and workshops to bring a piece of Shavuot at Pearlstone to you in your homes. Revisit these conversations between and about the Wheat Harvest, Jewish Agricultural Wisdom, and Community.

Shavuot Sojourn Library