This is going to be the best Pesach at Pearlstone yet!
OU gourmet cuisine, scholars in residence, beautiful land, nature hikes, multi-generational programming and social activities, day camp for kids, and many other unique amenities await you…..
“Get-away” without going far away – and feel like you’re a world away!
Year after year, Pearlstone has developed a uniquely enjoyable ten-day, nine-night Passover vacation experience. Now in our 19th year, Pesach at Pearlstone provides a beautiful, Torah observant communal atmosphere, engaging participants of all ages and perspectives with comfort, care, and entertainment. Whether you’ve come for a past retreat, joined or considered us for a prior Pesach, or are looking for someplace new and unique, this coming holiday program is going to be like no other!
~ PROGRAMMING ~
Pearlstone is a year-round kosher retreat center 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD featuring a wonderful Jewish educational farm with a plethora of learning opportunities. Our picturesque working sustainable farm featuring vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, sheep, chickens, and other unique amenities sits on 180 acres of serene grounds.
Pearlstone’s expansive campus satisfies energetic guests with a ropes course, zip line, and sports of all kinds – baseball, basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, and more. Along with yoga and a variety of trail walks, many of these activities fill our robust schedule on a daily basis.
Hands-on lessons led by Pearlstone’s own professional program team will appeal to kids, teens, adults, families, and multi-generational groups, integrating Jewish wisdom with nature connection. Engaging targeted social activities and entertainment for adults and kids of all ages include an inviting selection of lectures, painting and other arts & crafts, game tournaments, movies, and magic.
We are proud to feature world renowned Rabbis, scholars, artists and teachers who will be leading dynamic, thought-provoking and inspiring programs to enrich the experience for all.
A sample schedule is posted on our website to give you a flavor for the amazing programming options that we offer. Upon arrival, guests can check into their rooms then enjoy a tour of our farm and pasture. Kids are introduced to each other and our group leaders through fun arts & crafts activities.
~ SEDERS ~
Individuals and families can choose to be a part of our smoothly paced communal Seder or to have a semi-private Seder in the dining room, where tables are set apart enough for sufficient privacy and personal enjoyment. Our communal Seder offers an enriching community-building environment and engages guests of all ages.
~ DINING ~
The pride of our dining experience is our Farm-To-Table menus which incorporate fresh vegetables and herbs from our own farm. Under the strict supervision of the Orthodox Union (OU), Pearlstone’s innovative Executive Chef and spectacular culinary staff have reinvented Pesach recipes to showcase new foods and flavors with breath-taking style. Our impeccable dining staff set out bountiful and healthy gourmet buffets to delight every palate.
Each meal, whether Dairy or Meat, offers a plethora of garden and dressed salads. Meeting your unique dietary needs is our specialty. Should anyone require vegetarian/vegan options, allergen-free alternatives or child-friendly selections for your family, we will work together to make sure you are all well-nourished and satisfied.
~ ACCOMMODATIONS ~
Pearlstone offers three options for lodging accommodations which all include common lounge spaces between rooms.
Our spacious hotel-style Guest Rooms include 2 Queen beds and an en suite. Our newly built Chestnut Grove rooms feature 1 queen bed, comfortable desk and pullout loveseat and an en suite.
We also have our Garden Lodge dormitory suites, which offer a budget friendly option with a bathroom for each room across the hall.
~ DAVENING AND LEARNING ~
The Pearlstone Center’s largest meeting room is transformed into the Pesach Shul, complete with traditional mechitzah, bima and aron kodesh, and stocked with siddurim and chumashim for your convenience. This large space (two stories tall!) is beautified by a 360-degree complete-room Torah-inspired mural, setting the tone for a visually and acoustically vibrant davening experience. Spirited davening with uplifting voices guide our services. Pearlstone Center’s Library also provides books and seforim for your enjoyment. Alternative prayer opportunities and meditation will be offered as well.
~ MISSION ~
Pearlstone’s mission is to ignite Jewish passion while connecting guests with the land and Jewish values; our peaceful retreat center, beautiful fields and meadows, and dynamic programming enable and inspire vibrant Jewish life.
Pesach at Pearlstone exemplifies this mission. We look forward, with great excitement, to creating an amazing Pesach experience for you and your family!