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Adamah cultivates vibrant Jewish life in deep connection with the earth.

Adamah Founders Circle

The Adamah Founders Circle provides the renewable fuel for our movement and engages with global leaders at the intersection of sustainability and Jewish life.

Consider joining one of three levels:




Our Founding Members

as of December 10, 2023


Richie Pearlstone & Amy Elias
Josh Fidler & Genine Macks Fidler


Emile Bendit & Diane Abeloff
Francine Lavin Weaver


Becky Brenner & Robert Russel
Judith Swirnow Dack
Ethan & Gretchen Davidson
Alisa & Dan Doctoroff
Marina & Andrew Lewin
Susan Mattisinko & Rob DeLeon
Jeff Schoenfeld
Anita & Michael Siegal

Contact Jakir Manela at for more information.

Gifts of Stock

Your gift of appreciated stock to Adamah offers critical mission support with several personal financial advantages:

  • Avoid federal and state tax on capital gains
  • Receive an income-tax deduction for the full market value of your gift if you itemize deductions and have held the assets for at least one year
  • Make a larger gift at a lower original cost to you

Please consult your financial planner or tax advisor to determine how these tax advantages might apply to you.

Electronic Stock Transfer to Adamah are processed by The Associated:
E*TRADE Securities
Account name: Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore
Receiving Broker: E-Trade
Account number: 511-142107
DTC # 0015
FFC: [account name or number]

Prior to making your gift of stock, please email details to Include the stock name, date sent, number of shares, and the brokerage account from which the gift is being made. Please also provide the name of your fund and fund number if designated for a donor advised fund.

You may also call Lesley Austen at the Associated at 410-369-9297 with questions, or to inform the pending stock gift arrival. Providing notice enables us to credit and acknowledge your gift in a timely fashion. More information can be found here.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70½ or older, an IRA, 401(k), and 403(b) charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit Adamah’s mission this year.

Your gift from an IRA charitable rollover offers a few personal financial advantages:

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works:

  1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to designate Adamah as a beneficiary for a gift.
  2. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue our important work.
  3. Please note that charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
  4. Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

Donor Advised Funds

Your gift from a Donor Advised Fund offers critical mission support with several personal financial advantages:

  • Donate a wide range of assets
  • Maximize tax benefits
  • Grow your charitable dollars tax free

Please consult your financial planner or tax advisor to determine how these advantages may apply to you.

Information for Donor Advised Fund Donations
Adamah’s EIN: 43-2080719
Adamah’s Address: 5425 Mt Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Please note: this past year Adamah changed its name from “Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center.” Many databases that DAFs use have not been updated, so if you look up the above EIN you may find Pearlstone. You can use that as well (while the name changed, the EIN did not, and we retained “Pearlstone” as a DBA for these purposes).

If your Donor Advised Fund Organization alerts you that a donation to Adamah has been voided or returned (often an “Adjustment Confirmation” email), please email

Thank you for your support! Please email with any questions or for more information.

Shorashim Legacy Gifts

If you have a sapling in your hand and someone tells you the Messiah has arrived, first plant the sapling and then go out to welcome the Messiah.

Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai

Shorashim means “roots” in Hebrew.

Our roots are the promises we keep to our children, our earth, and each other. Your bequest to Adamah keeps your promise to make the world a better place.

Your legacy gift to Adamah is a living gift that continues to grow…in the rich farm soil of the Adamah Fellowship… for the youth who discover a new perspective through the immersive outdoor education experience of Teva… while building community during transformative holiday celebrations at our Retreat Centers… and for participants of all our programs which strengthen Jewish identity and inspire commitment to tikkun olam  – healing the world.

Together we will build a more environmentally sustainable world for all. Your gift to our Shorashim Society is an enduring one, growing stronger for generations to come. Thank you!

Thank you for your support! Please email with any questions or for more information.

Gift a Tree

There is hope for a tree; if it is cut down, it will sprout again; and its new shoots shall not fail.

Job 14:7
Contribute to Pearlstone Reforestation with a Gift that Grows

A tree is a memorable gift for many occasions:

  • In honor of the birth of a baby, graduation, or marriage
  • As a birthday gift or anniversary gift
  • In memory of a loved one or pet
  • Jewish holidays such as Rosh HaShanah, Tu BiShvat, or Shavuot
  • Just because you care about the environment