For over 10 years, the Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center has grown to become one of the nation’s most popular Jewish retreat centers. A great part of that success has been Kayam Farm, a dynamic nationally renown Jewish environmental education program.

Today we mark the dawn of a new era at Pearlstone, with a new holistic name, Pearlstone Center, that reflects our integration of immersive retreats, dynamic education, and hands-on agriculture. And with this new identity comes renewed purpose: Our new mission at Pearlstone is to ignite Jewish passion!

As you can see in our new logo above, the new Pearlstone brand synthesizes a leaf and Menorah, integrating nature and spirit and embodying our Jewish environmental values. These values infuse everything we do: inspirational retreats, lifecycle celebrations, and transformative learning and volunteering on the farm. Pearlstone glows with the joy and love of all of you who have come here to Retreat, Farm, Learn, and Celebrate!

Finally, please join us in celebrating our second consecutive year featured in the Slingshot Guide! Now consistently recognized as one of the top 50 most innovative Jewish organizations in North America, Pearlstone truly is a unique and wonderful place to be.

So don’t be a stranger! Come ignite YOUR passion here, with a Pearlstone experience nourishing body, mind, heart, and soul.


Jakir Manela                           Ilene Vogelstein
Executive Director                  Board President