Jewish Deafblind Adults Share Faith, Community at Shabbaton 2017

Picture a bucolic weekend retreat with activities such as braiding challah, baking gingerbread cookies, prayer services, networking, the mitzvah of tefillin. Sounds like an ordinary Shabbaton, where Jews come together to learn and celebrate their collective heritage. But the participants who gathered June 16-18 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown for the Deafblind Shabbaton… Read More

Pearlstone to Hold Fourth of July Celebration

The Pearlstone Center will host a summer festival, complete with swimming, sports, art and wilderness survival classes, on Tuesday. The center recently hosted its first quarterly festival corresponding to Jewish holidays this past spring, but Jakir Manela, executive director at the Pearlstone Center, said the Fourth of July festival is an outlier because it celebrates… Read More