Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Resources

Curriculum for Jewish Outdoor Education

Chai vekayam:

The Farm at Pearlstone is proud to present the second edition of Chai Ve’Kayam, our Jewish agricultural curriculum manual. Our Curriculum was first published one year ago, featuring experiential lessons in Jewish agricultural laws. This year’s edition offers our eight most outstanding lessons in Jewish agricultural education, great fodder for educators at Jewish congregations, schools, camps, gardens and farms around the country. We also offer an in-depth guide to The Hebrew Calendar Garden, a dynamic outdoor Jewish experience of time, space, earth, and spirit.

The Pearlstone Center is proud to present Hadran Alach, a Jewish sourcebook on land, agriculture, and sustainability.  Hadran Alach includes biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and contemporary primary sources of the core concepts of Jewish, agricultural law.  Sections include: Brachot (blessings), Pe’ah, leket, and shichecha (food justice), Kilayim (forbidden mixtures), Shmittah (the Sabbatical year), Orlah (forbidden fruit), Bikkurim (first fruits), and more.   Our source sheets include guided questions to prompt discussion and new insights.  A remarkable resource for teachers, clergy, farmers, and seekers!

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future has added more food consumption, health and demographic statistics to its online Maryland Food System Map. The online mapping tool and website illustrates locations for alternative sources of food in the City of Baltimore, including all public markets and the City’s Baltimarket, a virtual supermarket program. In addition, the map now shows locations that accept SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps) and statistics about SNAP usage in Maryland.For more information about locally grown food in the Baltimore area, view the Maryland Food System Map at