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Nehirim East Retreat

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Nehirim East is May 15-17, 2015 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Baltimore, MD! Schedule, rates and more details coming soon.

The Nehirim East¬†Retreat will bring the best of the Nehirim (now in its 11th year!) to the Pearlstone¬†Retreat Center ( ¬≠¬≠¬≠¬†We’ll bring about 75 LGBT Jews, partners, and allies together for a heartful, fun weekend where you can…

EXPLORE your connection to Judaism with spirited­­­ Shabbat services, workshops, and community-led programming.

RELAX and enjoy nature and a beautiful site outside Baltimore, MD.

CONNECT with an inclusive and diverse community­­­ of LGBT Jews, partners, and allies.

Learn More:

Transportation and Timing

For directions and transportation information, please visit the Pearlstone website ( To offer or request a ride to the retreat, visit our­­­ Facebook Schmooze page. All specific transportation information can be found here.


For more information, please­­­ email us at info[at]

2014 Schedule (2015 TBA)

3:00‚ÄĒ5:15 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Arrival, snacks, registration, bookstore shopping
6:00‚ÄĒ6:45 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Welcome and opening program
6:45‚ÄĒ8:00 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Candlelighting and Shabbat services (Chani Getter)
8:00‚ÄĒ9:00 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Shabbos Dinner
10:00‚ÄĒ10:55 ¬†¬†¬†Mishpacha groups
11:00‚ÄĒ12:00 ¬†¬†¬†Tisch
12 step meeting (participant-led)

8:30-9:45                   Breakfast
9:45‚ÄĒ12:00 ¬† Shabbat Morning Spiritual Practice (choose one)
12:30-2:00     Lunch
2:00-3:15       Afternoon Session 1 (choose one)
3:15-3:30        Break
3:30‚ÄĒ4:45 ¬† ¬† Afternoon Session 2 (choose one of two)
4:45-5:00        Break
5:00-6:15     Afternoon Session 3 (choose one of two)
6:30‚ÄĒ7:45 ¬† Seudah Shlishit (Third meal) – Dinner
7:45-8:00    Traditional Maariv
8:10‚ÄĒ8:30¬† Havdallah and dance program
8:45-9:45    Mishpacha Groups
10:00 Night Program
8:00‚ÄĒ8:30 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Optional Shacharit (participant-led)
8:15‚ÄĒ9:00 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Breakfast
9:00‚ÄĒ10:00¬† ¬†¬†¬† Mishpacha
10:00-11:00      Sunday morning session (choose one of two)       
11:15‚ÄĒ12:00 ¬†¬†Closing session
12:00‚ÄĒ1:15 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Lunch