Join us at the
Seventh annual Eshel Parent Retreat at the Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center
with Special Guest: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
A weekend of learning and camaraderie in a community of Orthodox parents who have LGBTQ children of all ages.
· Modern conference facilities
· Delicious kosher food in a beautiful location
The Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center is located right outside of Baltimore
· 3.5 hour drive from New York
· Accessible by public transportation (link to Pearlstone page)
Here is what people are saying about the Eshel Parent Retreat:
“I now have a group of parents who understand what I am going through”
“I come every year, it’s on my calendar.”
“A place where I can be myself; I don’t feel judged or hidden.”
“Transformative, community, family, educational, enlightening”
“I’m missing one of my best friend’s son’s bar mitzvah for this!”
Is this for me? Whether you are accepting of your LGBTQ child or struggling with their identity, or somewhere in between, this is the place for you. No judgments will be made about any retreat participant’s levels of acceptance of their LGBTQ child. We only ask that each attendee agree to respect other participants’ feelings and attitudes.
What will happen at this weekend? We will create a comfortable place to share. Sessions will address having an LGBTQ child in Orthodox families and the communities of which we are a part.
Where exactly is it?
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center
5425 Mt. Gilead Road
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Here are the many ways to get to Pearlstone. Once people register we can try to connect you with a ride.
What does the cost of the retreat include?
The price of the retreat is all-inclusive and covers the full program, 6 meals, and snacks, and range from $175 to $650.
Which room shall I pick?
Pearlstone retreat center offers three distinct and comfortable overnight lodging options that provide an option for every event budget and style.
When you register you can see a description of the housing options.