Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center

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The Pearlstone Retreat Center, Farm and Programs enable and inspire vibrant Jewish life. Engaging Jewish, faith-based, and secular organizations, individuals, and families, Pearlstone serves all ages and backgrounds throughout Baltimore, the Chesapeake region, and beyond!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center
5425 Mt. Gilead Rd.
Reisterstown, MD 21136


Phone: 410-500-5417

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 432080719

CEO/President: Jakir Manela

Chairman: Emile Bendit

Board size: 24

Founder: Richard Pearlstone

Ruling year: 2006

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Situated on 180 acres of green and serene farmland in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, Pearlstone provides loving warmth to people of all ages and backgrounds throughout Baltimore, the Chesapeake region, and beyond. Pearlstone offers a one-of-a-kind, memorable and meaningful experience to all who visit. Our picturesque campus helps create intimate and personal connections between people of all backgrounds and affiliations.

Mission statement

Pearlstone is fertile ground for Living Judaism, embracing the entire range of the Jewish community and forging connections in mind, body, and soul.

Pearlstone ignites Jewish passion, enabling and inspiring vibrant Jewish life through our beautiful retreat center, sustainable farm, and dynamic Jewish educational programs.

Welcoming young Jewish families, young adults, baby boomers, and beyond, Pearlstone cultivates a vibrant and sustainable Jewish community for all, connecting us to Jewish tradition, the earth, and each other.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating293 of 10315 of 32
Fund acquisition rating219 of 10329 of 33
Resource allocation rating740 of 103214 of 33
Asset utilization rating217 of 103110 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$638,547$748,777$966,219$729,483$698,565
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,626,554$2,165,914$1,227,640$1,223,312$1,212,580
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,072,472$4,195,032$2,702,975$2,300,304$1,180,526
Other long-term assets$0$28,620$0$0$74,087
Total long-term assets$5,072,472$4,223,652$2,702,975$2,300,304$1,254,613
Total assets$7,699,026$6,389,566$3,930,615$3,523,616$2,467,193
Payables and accrued expenses$308,208$406,209$295,594$302,831$207,077
Other current liabilities$841,886$861,209$517,208$351,814$477,521
Total current liabilities$1,150,094$1,267,418$812,802$654,645$684,598
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$35,235$0$392,191$364,544$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,127,006$536,000$392,191$364,544$0
Total liabilities$2,277,100$1,803,418$1,204,993$1,019,189$684,598
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,951,681$2,955,853$2,367,515$2,058,925$1,183,297
With donor restrictions$2,470,245$1,630,295$358,107$445,502$599,298
Net assets$5,421,926$4,586,148$2,725,622$2,504,427$1,782,595
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,620,379$3,696,818$2,100,462$2,269,873$2,159,298
Program service revenue$2,503,632$3,252,404$2,734,531$2,537,803$2,334,957
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$82$165$435$27,490
Other revenue$25,750$49,311$16,411$12,190$46,280
Total other revenue$2,529,382$3,301,797$2,751,107$2,550,428$2,408,727
Total revenue$6,149,761$6,998,615$4,851,569$4,820,301$4,568,025
Program services$4,334,358$4,318,453$3,982,868$3,366,586$3,054,994
Management and general$845,581$734,918$485,629$548,912$412,886
Total expenses$5,313,983$5,138,089$4,630,374$4,098,469$3,611,608
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$835,778$1,860,526$221,195$721,832$956,417
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$835,778$1,860,526$221,195$721,832$956,417


Jeremy ManelaChief Executive Officer$192,602

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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