Upcoming Events

Dec 8th

Cordials, Schnapps, and L’chaims: Let thy beverage be thy medicine

Thursday Evening, December 8th 

Facilitated by Casey Yurow, Pearlstone Center

Included with Admission – Buy Tickets Now!

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Join Pearlstone Center’s Program Director, Casey Yurow,  for a multi-sensory and mind-altering evening exploring the relationship between Jews, plants and therapeutic beverages. We’ll get to taste a variety of cordials made from the seven species of Israel – dates, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olives, wheat, and barley – and look into some historical uses of fruit, herb, and spice infused beverages in Jewish tradition and beyond. The evening will include opportunities for hands-on beverage blending for folks to take home with them.


This program is designed for participants aged 21 and over. Dietary laws will be observed. Places are limited so please book your space in advance by purchasing your ticket online.

Dec 11th

Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing

Sunday, December 11th at 1 pm


Speaker: Author Mike Silver 


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More Jewish athletes have competed as boxers than all other professional sports combined. From 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and nearly 200 others were ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing chronicles an era when boxers named “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom, Ruby Goldstein (“The Jewel of the Ghetto”), Leach Cross (“The Fighting Dentist”), Joe Bernstein (“The Pride of the Bowery”) and hundreds of other fabulous Jewish boxers literally fought their way out of poverty to become instant heroes to a generation of immigrants struggling to enter the American mainstream. Author and historian Mike Silver presents this vibrant social history in an entertaining and informative presentation.

Dec 18th

Debating our Fate: End-of-Life Care in Maryland

Sunday, December 18th at 1pm

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Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in AMerica logo, shades of green with a stethoscope as the ampersand.



This important topic is one that is too often only discussed at the most challenging of times. Our panel of experts will discuss end-of-life care, including Jewish teachings and the contemporary legal landscape.




Carla S. Alexander, MD

University of Maryland School of Medicine



Rabbi Mitchell S Ackerson

Director, Pastoral Care, Lifebridge Health System



Rabbi David Rose

Chaplain, Hospice JSSA



Rabbi George Driesen

Compassion and Choices