Event Locations

The Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, MD will be our base November 8-10, with field trips to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and rural Maryland​ departing from there. 

Starting on Sunday evening, November 10, our base will be the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD. Here workshops, meals, and lodging will be available November 10 - 13. 


The Pearlstone Center 

In 1982, Richard Pearlstone founded The Jack Pearlstone Institute for Living Judaism in partnership with The Associated in memory of his father, Jack, who had a deep commitment to the Jewish future characterized by vision, innovation and energy. After nearly 20 years of introducing Jewish people to their heritage and traditions through various programs and events, the physical retreat center known today as the Pearlstone Center was opened in the picturesque suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland in 2001. Several years later, Pearlstone Center launched its Jewish educational farm to provide a hands-on nature experience for its community.

In living Jack’s legacy, the Pearlstone Center creates common ground for individuals, groups, and families connecting through retreats, conferences, field trips, volunteering, multicultural programs, fellowships, workshops, and celebrations. We embrace everyone with warmth and sincerity and strive to facilitate the interconnectedness of people no matter their background or affiliation.


Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD
Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD

The Pearlstone Center connects people to the land so they can understand and value the connection between man and earth and easily focus on the fundamental elements of life. They teach through motivating, joyous, and hands-on experiences.


Local Things to Do

Light City, a free festival of light, music and innovation, returns to Baltimore in its fourth year Friday, November 1-Saturday, November 10, 2019. It will feature a Light Art Walk at its center with awe-inspiring light art installations, performances, a fun-filled family zone, and Neighborhood Light events throughout Baltimore. 

At the same time, the Baltimore Book Festival is running November 1 - 10th. This celebration of literary arts features author appearances, booksignings, exhibitor and bookseller tents, readings on multiple stages, children's activities, and cooking demonstrations. 


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