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: Aaron Max

Board size: 23

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 rating285 of 11048 of 36
Fund acquisition rating20 of 11052 of 37
Resource allocation rating617 of 110526 of 37
Asset utilization rating577 of 110419 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,871,622$1,126,602$638,547$748,777$966,219
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,956,327$3,447,187$2,626,554$2,165,914$1,227,640
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,966,842$5,297,470$5,072,472$4,195,032$2,702,975
Other long-term assets$0$63,526$0$28,620$0
Total long-term assets$10,966,842$5,360,996$5,072,472$4,223,652$2,702,975
Total assets$17,923,169$8,808,183$7,699,026$6,389,566$3,930,615
Payables and accrued expenses$1,164,445$458,037$308,208$406,209$295,594
Other current liabilities$695,448$635,252$841,886$861,209$517,208
Total current liabilities$1,859,893$1,093,289$1,150,094$1,267,418$812,802
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,592$0$35,235$0$392,191
Total long-term liabilities$3,767,323$1,063,088$1,127,006$536,000$392,191
Total liabilities$5,627,216$2,156,377$2,277,100$1,803,418$1,204,993
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,301,553$2,188,186$2,951,681$2,955,853$2,367,515
With donor restrictions$7,994,400$4,463,620$2,470,245$1,630,295$358,107
Net assets$12,295,953$6,651,806$5,421,926$4,586,148$2,725,622
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$8,865,570$3,958,075$3,620,379$3,696,818$2,100,462
Program service revenue$2,001,222$1,110,430$2,503,632$3,252,404$2,734,531
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12$0$0$82$165
Other revenue$327,251$52,322$25,750$49,311$16,411
Total other revenue$2,328,485$1,162,752$2,529,382$3,301,797$2,751,107
Total revenue$11,194,055$5,120,827$6,149,761$6,998,615$4,851,569
Program services$4,405,803$2,992,796$4,334,358$4,318,453$3,982,868
Management and general$981,458$708,295$845,581$734,918$485,629
Total expenses$5,551,643$3,890,947$5,313,983$5,138,089$4,630,374
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$5,642,412$1,229,880$835,778$1,860,526$221,195
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,642,412$1,229,880$835,778$1,860,526$221,195


Jeremy Jakir K ManelaCEO$215,056
Claudia FathDirector of Finance$77,668

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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Program accomplishments

In 2022

13,000 people participated in Jewish Environmental Education and Immersive Retreats

18,000 people participated in community engagement efforts, including retreat rentals, campus use and farming

Over 100 organizations joined the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition