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Happy Birthday to You, Trees!

“If not for the trees, human life could not exist.” Midrash Sifre to Deuteronomy 20:18 Tu B’Shevat is the new year for trees. This ancient celebration has changed and evolved over time but is perhaps more significant now then ever before.

What Will You Dedicate Yourself to This Chanukah?

  Did you know that Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, means “dedication?” Traditionally, this refers to the eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and

Shoresh Chanukah Campaign

December 4-8, 2017 CLICK HERE to donate today (and select the Chanukah Campaign from the fund menu). GET BEESWAX CHANUKAH CANDLES AND SUPPORT SHORESH’S WORK CONNECTING PEOPLE, LAND, AND JEWISH TRADITION! We have an extremely limited supply (only 36 boxes!) of hand-dipped, 100%

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 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 everyone knows and

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