Now in its 12th year, Pesach at Pearlstone 2016 is going to be the best one yet! OU gourmet fare, Scholars in Residence, working sustainable farm, nature hikes, multi-generational programming and social activities, Day Camp for kids, exciting Chol HaMoed day trips, and many other unique amenities await you…..
“Get-away” without going far away –and feel like you’re a world away!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!!
BOOK BY NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Over the past decade, Pearlstone has developed a uniquely enjoyable ten-day, nine-night Passover vacation experience. Now in our 12th year, Pesach at Pearlstone provides a beautiful, Torah observant communal atmosphere, engaging participants of all ages and perspectives with comfort, care, and entertainment–and without you having to do any of the cooking, cleaning, or preparations that can make Pesach so overwhelming! Whether you’ve come for a past retreat, joined or considered us for a prior Pesach, or are looking for someplace new and unique, this coming holiday program is going to be like none other!
Pearlstone is a year-round retreat center featuring a wonderful Jewish educational farm with a plethora of learning opportunities. Our picturesque working sustainable farm featuring vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, goats, chickens, ducks, and other unique amenities sits on 160+ acres of serene grounds. Pearlstone’s expansive campus satisfies energetic guests with a ropes course, zip line, and sports of all kinds – baseball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, and more. Along with yoga and a variety of trail walks, many of these activities fill our robust schedule on a daily basis. Full- and half-day Chol HaMoed trips, on- and off-site activities, as well as hands-on lessons led by Pearlstone’s own professional Programming Team will appeal to kids, teens, adults only, families, and multi-generational groups. Engaging targeted social activities for adults and kids of all ages include an inviting selection of lectures, painting and other arts and crafts, game tournaments, movies, and magic.
The Pesach 2016 Schedule will be posted in January. Our schedule from last year to give you a flavor for the amazing programming that we offer.
The only goat at our Seders is mentioned in “Chad Gadya.” Both private and communal Seder options are available, setting just the right tone for you and your family to have a memorable, traditional experience. Couples and small families can choose to be a part of our smoothly paced communal Seder or to have a private Seder in the Dining Room. Tables are set apart enough for sufficient privacy and personal enjoyment. Larger groups may opt for private Seders in separate meeting rooms. All guests enjoy a gourmet dinner in the Dining Room then return to their Seder tables to finish up. 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.
Don’t let the relaxed, natural atmosphere fool you into thinking our Pesach meals are simplistic. Under the strict kashrus supervision of the Orthodox Union (OU), Pearlstone’s Executive Chef and impeccable dining staff set out gourmet meals to delight every palate. A culinary delight for the eyes and taste buds, our buffets are bountiful and healthy. Whether a milchig or fleishig meal, each offers a fish or other parve entrée as well as a plethora of garden and dressed salads, much of which is grown on our own farm. Meeting your unique dietary needs is our specialty. Should you require vegetarian/vegan options, allergen-free alternatives or child-friendly selections for your family, we will work together to make sure you are allwell-nourished and satisfied.
As the center of communal activity, our beautifully redecorated Main Building is always buzzing. Between meals, the Tea Room displays a variety of both natural and exquisite delectables, and beverages are available continuously throughout the day.
DAVENING AND LEARNING
The Pearlstone Center Library shelves are stocked with siddurim and chumashim for your convenience. Our largest meeting room is transformed into the Pesach Shul, complete with traditional mechitzah, bima and aron kodesh. This large space (two stories tall!) has been recently transformed with a 360-degree complete-room Torah-inspired mural, beautifying the space and setting the tone for a visually and acoustically vibrant davening experience. Cantor Yehoshua Redfern’s powerful and uplifting voice guides our services. Pearlstone Center’s Library also provides gemoras and other seforim for whenever you may want to take in some Torah learning as well.
We are excited to welcome back our brilliant Scholars in Residence, Rabbi Ysoscher Katz and Dr. Sharon Flatto, as well as our Chazzan Cantor Yehoshua Redfern. The Rav Hamachshir from the OU, will provide strict kashrus supervision. We are also proud to feature Pearlstone’s year-round Executive Chef, Rafi Hakiminia, who provides our plentiful and delicious culinary experience. Overseeing it all is the one and only Laura Leventhal, our outstanding Pesach Program Coordinator, leading our staff with her thorough, passionate expertise. Together, all our staff at Pearlstone strive to meet every guest’s desire throughout your Pesach experience.
Pearlstone offers three options for lodging accommodations. Our overly spacious hotel-style Orchardview Guest Rooms include 2 Queen beds and an en suite. We also have 3-bedroom cabins and our Gardenview Lodge dormitory suites which offers comfortable rooming, perfect for extended families to enjoy private space. The cabins and Gardenview Lodge pricing is approximately 10% lower than the Orchardview Guest Rooms. Click on the following links for more details, pictures and pricing.
Pearlstone’s mission is to ignite Jewish passion; our peaceful retreat center, sustainable farm, and dynamic programming enable and inspire vibrant Jewish life. Our Pesach at Pearlstone program exemplifies this mission. We look forward with great excitement to creating an amazing Pesach experience for you and your family!
For more information or to make your reservations:
Laura Leventhal, Pesach Program Coordinator