Beth Am Shabbaton 5783

Beth Am Shabbaton at The Pearlstone Center on May 19-21, 2023

Join us at the beautiful Pearlstone Retreat Center for a very special Shabbaton weekend on Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21. The weekend will be filled with events and activities for all ages and will build on the Year of Tzedek with a focus on environmental justice. Programing will be created in conjunction with Tzedek Beth Am’s Environmental Team, Pearlstone, and Hazon.

We hope that throughout the Shabbaton weekend, you will get the opportunity to create meaningful relationships with congregants in ways that cannot be formed within the confines of a few hours at services or events. We hope to provide multigenerational and interest led programming that will deepen our Shabbat experience and understanding of environmental justice. Most of all, we want to create a meaningful Shabbaton that is spiritual, engaging, and fun!

Description of Pearlstone Center

Situated on 180 acres of pasture, woods, and farmland, the expansive campus includes an environmentally friendly full-service conference and retreat center with a variety of outdoor facilities and an abundance of space to enjoy and explore.

The warmth of the building and the nature that surrounds it creates a serene environment for our Beth Am group to come together and connect as one.

Pearlstone’s full-service retreat and conference center is Shabbat-friendly and serves exclusively OU-Kosher food. The modern facilities and natural surroundings help bring Jewish values to life, offering the optimal setting for a variety of Jewish retreat groups.

Description of what is included in the Shabbaton pricing:

  • One motel style room including 2 queen size beds, a twin pull out couch, private bathroom, and the option for a pack-n-play or mini fridge upon request (limited availability)
  • 5 Kosher meals in the dining room in the lounge
  • Snacks and beverages available at any time in the concierge lounge
  • Programming throughout the weekend
  • Access to outdoor spaces including hiking trails, a fire pit, and more
  • Welcome bag at registration
  • Childcare/babysitters to allow parents of young children to attend adult programming on Friday and Saturday nights

Pricing:

First Two People in the Room – $250 per person *

If someone wishes to have a single occupancy room, the price is $500 for that room.

Third through Fifth Persons in the Room – $75 per person (babies under 1 year old free)

If you register by February 15th, a $50 early bird discount will be applied to your price at checkout.

If you are a single person or couple who wishes to share a room with someone else, please contact Susannah Kolstad at skolstad@bethambaltimore.org.

** We have a generous scholarship available for any family who needs assistance. If anyone would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please do so as part of the registration process below. For more details, contact Alex Pomerantz, our Executive Director, to inquire about our scholarships. 

Kadima/USY Track for Shabbaton

Beth Am and Chevrei Tzedek 6th-12th graders will have the opportunity to stay with their friends and Shabbaton counselors in the teen suites at Pearlstone as part of the Beth Am Shabbaton.

They will take part in all Shabbaton programing, and we will also offer special youth group programing throughout the weekend.

Since we will have dedicated staff for this track, Kadima and USY participants can come with or without their families. The package for this track of the Shabbaton will include all of the same meals, programming, and other offerings. The price per teen is $100 for the full weekend. 

If you have any questions about this track, please contact Rabbi Tyler Dratch