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Fire Circle

March 17 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

5425 Mt Gilead Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136 United States

Join Us in March for… A Taste of Fire Circle!

Where kids have fun and learn OUTSIDE.

Program Details

Fire Circle is a weekly class offered to 10–14-year-olds that weaves together nature connection with the stories of Jewish tradition. We believe these ages serve as a transformative moment in children’s lives as they embark on their B’nai Mitzvah journey.  

Fire Circle provides a nurturing environment for participants to build their Jewish identities and understand what it means to engage in Jewish community and tradition. A key part of this is understanding how Judaism teaches us to be in relationship with the Earth. Our experienced Jewish educators guide participants through hands-on activities on our farm and in the forest.  

In March Fire Circle returns for 2 sessions in preparation for Purim and Passover, before launching as a bi-monthly program in September of 2024. 

During our time together, participants will learn wilderness awareness skills, fire building, plant identification, land stewardship, wild edibles, and more. We will examine the hidden miracles of nature to help us understand the events of the Purim story and explore the parallels between the story of our Exodus from Egypt and the Earth’s the natural cycles.  

Fire Circle is a rite-of-passage experience leading up to a young person’s B’nai Mitzvah. It’s meant to equip them with Jewish wisdom and values to carry with them through their lives.  It is a journey, centered around opportunities that connect all participants more deeply to themselves, Jewish identity, and the human and wild ecosystems in which they live.  

Parents are invited to hang out in the Great Room at Hess House while their children participate in Fire Circle. There is internet, hot beverages, and a comfortable seating space. The program team will occasionally offer tours, crafts, and discussions during this time.

Dates and Pricing

March 17: What can Nature teach us about the miracle of Purim? 

March 31: What does Passover teach us about the Earth’s natural cycles? 

Cost: $36 for 1 session / $54 for 2 sessions 

Teachers and Educators

Rachel Spector, Program Specialist
Avihay Aharoni, Shaliach (Israeli Educator)
Lior Gross
Jill Eisen
Mira Menyuk

Please note that if your child is sick, have them stay home. After symptoms have abated and it is within the 5-day window, please have them wear a mask. Our educators will follow the same procedures.

Questions? Contact Rachel Spector at rspector@pearlstonecenter.org

Pearlstone | 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410.500.5417 | info@pearlstonecenter.org