The Baltimore Jewish Times “New Executive Director Wants To ‘Ignite Jewish Passion’ at the Pearlstone Center”

By Maayan Jaffe “Whether an individual or group comes to Pearlstone for an immersive retreat, a daylong meeting, a simacha or a program on the farm, their experience ignites a passion and a personal transformation not found in other Jewish or secular experiences.  It may be one of the few places where the diversity of our community comes together and lives in harmony… Today, in large part due to the influence of the farm on the center, Pearlstone is not just a conference and retreat center, it is a platform for innovation, a hub for impactful, inspirational and environmentally friendly experiences. Consistent throughout this transformation was one man, Pearlstone’s new executive director, Jakir Manela.”