Chesapeake Retreat 2019


Friday, March 1, 2019 – Sunday, March 3, 2019
Pearlstone Retreat Center, 5425 Mount Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136


If you are interested in volunteering, leading a workshop or service, or taking on a work-study role—or if you have questions—please contact the 2019 co-chairs Sherri Vishner Glazer and Marcel Estévez at We are looking forward to spending this retreat with you!

The 2019 Chesapeake Retreat 

Join individuals of all ages, families and havurot for the National Havurah Committee Chesapeake Retreat, to sing, pray, eat, relax and learn together. This year’s theme will look at communal and personal responsibility, as well as how each of us can do our part to build our Jewish communities and the community at large. We will also explore the ideas of repair and brokenness, within the context of building community. Please contact co-chairs Marcel Estevez or Sherri Vishner Glazer at if you are interested in leading a workshop or service, or taking on another volunteer role. Registration opens December 16, 2018. Register by January 20, 2019 to avoid the late fee. Registration closes January 27, 2019. Sign up for email updates:


About the Retreat

The National Havurah Committee (NHC) Chesapeake Retreat is a weekend-long gathering of individuals and families from the Mid-Atlantic region and elsewhere who come together to build community, study, pray, sing, dance, work on an organic farm, relax in a beautiful rural setting, make new friends, and otherwise have fun. Held at the Pearlstone Retreat Center outside Baltimore, Maryland, the annual gathering draws people of all ages, Jewish identities and practices, and interests. For some attendees, this is an opportunity to catch up with their NHC friends living in other cities. For others, this is a first introduction to the NHC community. The Chesapeake Retreat prides itself on being welcoming and accessible to newcomers, individuals with disabilities, individuals with all types of Jewish education and practice, individuals of all ages, and all others. This is a space to be ourselves, to learn from each other, to explore an annual theme, and to recharge our spirits within a warm and welcoming community.

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