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It Takes a Village

Everything we do at Shoresh is done in community. From building beehives, to planting community gardens and harvesting local, organic food for tzedakah, we are constantly reminded that it takes a village to change the world. As we prepare for

Top Ten Reasons to Come to Taking Root

We are in full swing planning and preparing for Taking Root,  our annual celebration of EVERYTHING Shoresh does to connect people, land, and Jewish tradition.  It will be a wonderful evening of nourishing noshes, live music, and hands-on Shoresh sweetness

Taking Root 2017: Venue Awesomeness

We are so excited to announce our new venue for Taking Root 2017: York Mills Gallery! Not only do we get to hold our event in this gorgeous space located in midtown Toronto but they are sponsoring the event by

Shoresh Outdoor School: Semester One

By: Juliana Isaac, Shoresh’s Garden Coordinator Our first cohort of the Shoresh Outdoor School has just graduated! Over the last eight weeks, our students have been learning about Judaism, the natural world, and the incredible connection between the two. Throughout

Climate Change is Real: Do Something

By guest blogger: Rabbi Adam Winston. Rabbi Winston is a popular speaker and teacher of Jewish ethics and mysticism. He enjoys learning new things, long chills in remote locations, and baked Brie with jam. He lives in Toronto with his

Environmental Education in Unlikely Places 

By: Tiferet Nashman, Program Coordinator, Shoresh When you think of sites for nature conservation, a cemetery is not likely the first place that comes to mind! However, when Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks approached Shoresh about doing Jewish environmental education at

My Hero Morris Saxe

By: Avery Aubin-McDougall Junior Chicken Farmer at Bela Farm In Hebrew school we were given the assignment of giving a presentation on our hero.  Most people picked people who were famous and well known- people who had done things that

First Day of the Shoresh Outdoor School

We officially launched the Shoresh Outdoor School on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, despite the cold and wet day!  Ten amazing kids between the ages of 5-11 joined us in the Kavanah Garden for hands-on nature-based Jewish learning in the great

Birds for Bela

By: Farmer Amy My name is Amy and I will be the keeper of the chickens and turkeys at Bela along with my daughter Avery.  We have been counting the days and weeks and months until we could have our

Why Shoresh Loves Winter

March 14, 2017 So, how about this weather, eh? Last month was the warmest February on record and here we are today, one week away from the spring equinox and the snow keeps falling.  While many people dislike Ontario’s cold,

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