Pesach at Pearlstone
April 5 – April 14
Gather your family for an unforgettable Pesach
Beautiful surroundings, nourishing Kosher meals, engaging programming, and outstanding hospitality create the setting for an inspiring and memorable Pesach experience.
We are sold out for the 2023 retreat. Feel free to fill out a short contact form to be notified when we open registration for next year.
Pesach at Pearlstone is a comprehensive immersive retreat experience including lodging, meals, snacks, seders and access to campus amenities. Programming includes a robust offering of thought-provoking lectures, engaging activities for various age groups, and inspiring programs for all Jewish backgrounds and religious approaches.
RETREAT | Leave the cleaning to us and settle in for 10 relaxing days of delicious Kosher for Pesach cuisine and an expansive campus full of amenities.
FARM | Over 10 acres of land are dedicated to sustainable agriculture where we grow and harvest the Certified Organic produce featured in the meals prepared by our talented culinary team.
LEARN | Pearlstone Educators and inspiring guest Scholars lead engaging activities and thought provoking lectures that bring Judaism alive.
CELEBRATE | Integrating body, mind, heart and soul, Pesach at Pearlstone enables people to authentically connect to their Jewish roots and ignites Jewish passion.
For questions about Peasch, contact email@example.com
Pricing and Lodging
- Standard Room Double Occupancy (two adults 13+): $3,455 per person
- Single Occupancy (one adult 13+): $5,195 per person
- Garden Lodge Dorm Rooms: $2,945 per adult
- Youth ages 6 – 12: $1,345 per person
- Youth ages 1 – 5: $795 per person
- Infants up to 12 months: $135 per person
Children’s rates assume sharing a room with at least one adult (13+), regardless of lodging style
Pearlstone has a limited number of cabins which can accommodate up to 9 guests. Please inquire for availability and pricing. More details about our lodging options can be found here.
Hotel-style lodging with private bathrooms. Our 36 larger rooms have two queen beds, and a twin sleeper couch. Our 24 smaller rooms have one queen bed, a lounge chair, and mini fridges. All rooms are accessible, with some ADA compliant. Guest lounge areas are available near all rooms.
Garden Lodge Dorm Room:
Each room sleeps 2-6 people in bunks and twin beds, with common bathrooms down the hall.
Guest Room rates require a minimum of 1 adult/room. Families who want adjoining rooms will be charged for two Double Occupancy rooms plus the cost of any additional child(ren).
Rates are comprehensive of food, lodging, campus amenities, on-site programming/activities and inclusive of taxes (6% sales tax + 9.5% lodging tax on applicable portions of package).
Pearlstone is only accepting reservations for the entire Pesach holiday (Wednesday, April 5 – Friday, April 14). At its discretion and subject to availability, Pearlstone may at a later date offer partial week packages (e.g. first days/seders only). Please be aware current interest and demand indicates that is unlikely.
Age-appropriate programming for children 5 years+ without required adult supervision will be available for a minimum of 2 hours/day. Some days will offer more extensive activities for children and families. There will be programs available for children 4 and under with adult supervision. Guests are welcome to arrange and pay for babysitting services but must share details of these plans with Pearlstone in advance and must comply with Pearlstone’s COVID-19 policies.
Pearlstone encourages all guests to attend the communal seder. Separate tables for private family seders in shared dining room are available on a limited, first-come-first-serve basis. Pearlstone is currently unable to offer private seder rooms.
No off-campus excursions are currently planned nor included in package rates. Optional trips may be created at a later date and offered for an additional fee accordingly.
Pearlstone ignites Jewish passion and enables people to authentically connect to their Jewish roots.
Impactful, hands-on experiences bring Jewish tradition to life while fostering connections in body, mind, heart and soul. We look forward with great excitement to creating an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind, and meaningful Pesach experience for you and your family!
Classes and Activities: Grounded in earth-based Torah, a robust schedule of thoughtful Jewish content enables connection to Judaism, community, and the natural world. Programs for adults and kids of all ages include hands-on activities, thought-provoking lectures, nature adventure, arts & crafts, games, and more!
Davening Options: We will offer a traditional mechitza minyan, and have siddurim and chumashim. A Torah-inspired floor-to-ceiling mural sets the tone for a visually and acoustically vibrant davening experience. Powerful and uplifting voices guide daily services.
Pearlstone provides everything needed to set just the right tone for you and your family to have a memorable, traditional experience. We provide everything you will need for your Seder, but feel free to bring special books or kids’ projects to enhance your family’s holiday experience.
Please note that as an OU-Kosher supervised facility, we are unable to allow outside kiddush cups and Seder plates.
There are two seder options: Our smoothly paced Communal Seder offers an enriching community-building environment and engages guests of all ages. Individuals and small families can opt to have a semi-private Seder in the Dining Room where tables are set apart enough for sufficient privacy and personal enjoyment.
Teachers and Educators
Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, Scholar-in-Residence
Currently the Chair of the Department of Talmud at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. He received ordination in 1986 from Rabbi Roth, dayan of UTA Satmer. Rabbi Katz studied in Brisk and in Yeshivat Beis Yosef, Navaradok for over ten years. A graduate of the HaSha’ar Program for Jewish Educators, Rabbi Katz has taught at the Ma’ayanot High School for Girls and SAR High School. Rabbi Katz was appointed as Rabbi of the Prospect Heights Shul in Brooklyn, NY and currently holds several positions including Director of the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies and Educational Director of Judaic Studies at Luria Academy in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Sharon Flatto, Scholar-in-Residence
A professor of Judaic Studies and the Director of the Judaic Studies Graduate Program at Brooklyn College, she received her Ph.D. in Jewish history from Yale University, her B.A. from Barnard College, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. Specializing in early modern Jewish history and Kabbalah, Professor Flatto has taught at a broad range of educational institutions, including Yale, Queens College and Brown, and at numerous adult education programs. She has received multiple awards and grants, and is the author of “The Kabbalistic Culture of Eighteenth-Century Prague: Ezekiel Landau (the ‘Noda Biyehudah’) and his Contemporaries” (Littman Press, 2010) and various scholarly articles.
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman, Scholar-in-Residence
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman has forty years of experience in the field of Jewish education. He was a founding family of Moshav Meor Modiim in 1976, where he served several years as the Director of the Center of Jewish Education, which successfully ran programs for over 5,000 participants from over 25 countries. In 1988, Rabbi Trugman and his wife took the position of Regional Directors of NCSY in Denver, Colorado. The Trugmans returned to Israel in 1995 and are now the Directors of Ohr Chadash: New Horizons in Jewish Experience, a dynamic program they created that has run programs for tens of thousands of participants. Their website, you-tube channel and facebook have gotten millions of visits. Rabbi Trugman has visited over 45 cities world-wide, leading Shabbatons, giving classes, performing music and serving as scholars-in-residence.
Rachel Trugman, Scholar-in-Residence
Rachel Trugman, along with her work for Ohr Chadash, is also a family therapist with a private practice and an artist who has published a coloring book with poetry entitled Tales of the Talmud.
Rabbi Petahya Wolf Lichtenstein, Education Director
Teacher, farmer, scribe, and designer. He serves as Director of Education at Pearlstone. Petahya graduated from the Rabbinical College of America and Pratt Institute of Design. He has served the Jewish community as a mentor and teacher of Earth-Based Torah and Jewish mysticism in both the US and Israel for over 20 years. As a Rabbi and speaker, Petahya has built trans-denominational relationships across every boundary and met in interfaith dialogue with the Vatican’s liaison to the Jewish people.
Details about Pearlstone
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