Making an impact with every encounter.

A welcoming space for people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and faith traditions.

This vibrant living laboratory for both Jewish and universal inspiration engages over 20,000 annual visitors in experiential learning, immersive retreats, and joyous celebrations on 180 acres of lush forest, rolling hills, wild meadows, and organic farmland.

Rent our Retreat Center

Outstanding hospitality and a one-of-a-kind setting create the ideal venue for memorable events and meaningful gatherings. Pearlstone offers modern conference facilities, farm-to-table dining, comfortable overnight lodging, abundant outdoor space, and premier amenities with convenient proximity to Baltimore and Washington D.C.

Gather on our Campus

Bring a group to rent our pavilions, enjoy our high ropes course, explore our trails, enjoy a day at the pool, or even camp out on our 400-acre campus.

Or, enjoy our grounds on a family vacation in our 7-bedroom rental property (with private pool) or one of our smaller cabins.

Immersive Family Retreats and Holiday Celebrations

Retreats at Pearlstone foster transformative personal growth and deep community connection. Enjoy warm and welcoming hospitality at our full-service retreat center with experiential learning anchored in earth-based spiritual wisdom, joyful nature connection, and Jewish tradition.

Outdoor Environmental Education

Land, water, and other natural resources on the Pearlstone campus serve as a vibrant outdoor classroom for innovative immersive learning. Our passionate eco-stewardship experts guide participants through experiential nature connection which integrates sustainability with Earth-based Jewish values and wisdom.

Sustainability at Pearlstone

Preserving earth’s resources for future generations

Renewable energy projects, community engagement, ecological land restoration, farm-to-table dining… environmental sustainability is woven into everything we do!

Renewable Energy

We are on our way towards 100% renewable energy! The retreat lodging rooftop holds 10,000 ft2 of solar panels, the conference center utilizes a geothermal HVAC system, and hot water in the kitchen is provided by a solar thermal heater.

The Green Loan Fund

Faith-based organizations in Baltimore can apply for interest-free funds to invest in capital projects that improve facility energy efficiency. The aggregate total loaned to date exceeds $900,000 with cumulative savings is over $1.5 million!

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Stream Restoration

A commitment to the ecological health of our land led us to carefully develop a 1,300-foot stretch of stream with a “riffle-pool” sequence, reducing erosion and downstream pollution. As a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, we are responsible for impact on a watershed that spans more than 64,000 square miles.

Prescribed Fire

How can fire heal and transform the land? Grasslands and fire have an ancient, natural and beneficial relationship. Controlled burns have been a key ingredient in our strategy to convert 45 acres from lawn to meadow.

Pearlstone | 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410.500.5417 |

Pearlstone is proud to be an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore.  

We harness the strength of the Associated agencies to form one united network; this approach allows Jewish Baltimore to collectively meet the needs of today’s Jews and tomorrow’s leaders.

Your financial support of The Associated ensures that, together, we can create engaging educational experiences that will strengthen our Jewish future, provide critical social services to those who need a helping hand, advocate for social justice and equality for all and connect to Jews in Israel and around the world.