Jewish Environmental Advocacy Days 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Pearlstone Center 
5425 Mt. Gilead Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136

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Joan Plisko - Pearlstone Center 
(410) 500-5378 

Mobilize & Speak Out!


Heading into the "People’s Climate March," we will gather to raise our Jewish voices in our nation’s capital on behalf of sound environmental policy—for our future and for our children.

  • Meet fellow Jewish climate change activists from across the country
  • Learn about the state of environmental policy in Washington DC
  • Receive training on how to effectively lobby your representatives
  • Share your knowledge and know-how and learn about advocacy initiatives in other communities

 Lobby your elected officials in Washington, DC on climate-related policy in collaboration with state chapters of Interfaith Power & Light.


Wednesday, April 26
11:00 - 12:30 PM: Registration
12:30 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: Opening Circle/Training Begins
5:00 PM: Earth-based activity / Explore Pearlstone
6:30 PM: Dinner (& Discussion)
7:30 PM: Training
9:00 PM: Nighttime activity

Thursday, April 27
7:30 AM: Depart Pearlstone for Washington, DC
9:00 AM: Arrive in Washington, DC for lobbying in conjunction with Interfaith Power & Light state chapters

Following your lobbying appointments in Washington, DC, the Jewish Environmental Advocacy Days gathering is concluded.

Jewish communities will begin gathering in Washington the following day, Friday April 28 in advance of the People’s Climate Mobilization. A special climate-themed Shabbat service will be held on Friday night. Jewish community members will march together in the climate mobilization in the late morning of Saturday, April 29th. For further updates about Jewish participation in the march, visit Hazon or Interfaith Power and Light (DC.MD.NoVA).

Cost: $100/person, includes:

  • 2 meals on Wednesday & breakfast on Thursday (OU-certified kosher)
  • One night lodging in dormitory style rooms (Note: Guests will share rooms with other Lobby Days participants. Some rooms have bunk beds.)
  • One-way transportation to Washington, DC

 Register by April 10th

Commuter Option: $50/person
Wednesday at Pearlstone and meet us in Washington DC

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Pearlstone Center ignites Jewish passion. The expansive 165 acre retreat center, farm and campus host programs that enable and inspire vibrant Jewish life. Engaging Jewish, faith-based, and secular organizations, individuals, and families, Pearlstone Retreat Center serves all ages and backgrounds. The Pearlstone Center’s Community Sustainability Department is the Baltimore Jewish community’s pursuit of the Jewish value of preserving the earth’s resources for future generations, thereby enhancing community vibrancy and our quality of life.Our mission is to foster a more sustainable future by reducing our environmental impact and by increasing environmental-behaviors locally as well as nationally.
The word "hazon" means vision. Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community and a healthier and more sustainable world for all. Our motto is “the Torah is a commentary on the world, and the world is a commentary on the Torah,” which reflects our determination to apply Jewish thought to some of the greatest challenges of our time – and our belief that the act of doing so is good not only for the world, but also for the renewal of Jewish life itself. We were founded in 2000 and we have grown every year since, by pretty much all metrics. We are based in New York City and at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT, and we have staff in Detroit, Boulder and Denver.
 Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming. IPL seeks to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all. Since the year 2000, IPL has helped thousands of congregations address global warming by being better stewards of energy and brings the voice of the faith community into the policy-making arena at the state, local, and federal levels.