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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

Why take Jewish Education Outdoors? 

Did you know that in May 2017, Shoresh will be launching The Shoresh Outdoor School, a year round supplementary school for grades 1-8? Here’s why Shoresh and our friends at UJA Federation’s Julie and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Education and the WOW! Grant Committee

Top 3 Ways to Sweeten Your New Year

We are thrilled to offer the community these three awesome ways to honor family and friends this Rosh Hashana. 1. Honey Our honey bees have been working super hard gathering and transforming nectar for Bela Farm’s wildflowers into honey and

Sharing Our Vision

This post is an excerpt from Risa Alyson Cooper’s vision sharing at The Bela Farm Grand Opening on June 26, 2016. Bruchim ha’baim!  Welcome again!  We’ve arrived at Dina’s Tent, named for the only daughter mentioned in the Torah of

Bela Farm Grand Opening

Bela Farm Grand Opening Opening Remarks by Risa Alyson Cooper Sunday, June 26, 2016 B’ruchim ha’baim.  Welcome friends.  My name is Risa Alyson Cooper, I am one of the Directors of Shoresh, and it is my deep honour and privilege

If You Plant It, They Will Come

Shoresh’s favourite word is “wow” and one of our all-time-favourite sources of wonder and wow is the process of pollination. Watching a bee fly from flower to flower seeking nectar and pollen while inadvertantly spreading pollen from one flower to

Connecting Tzedakah, Tikkun Olam & Indigenous Solidarity

Thank you to our guest bloggers, Sterling Stutz and Emily Green for writing this important post and doing the work to to support Indigenous land defence and self-determination in Canada. As you walk through the city streets of Toronto do you ever

The Shoresh Socialite: Dr. Michael Schecter

We spoke with our dear friend, biological dentist and former Chairman of the Shoresh board, Michael Schecter from Schecter Dental to learn about the unique and inspiring ways that he connects his medical, Jewish and environmental ethics and why he’s a

The Shoresh Socialite: Leah Koenig

We caught up with Leah Koenig, food writer and cookbook author to talk about the evolution of the New Jewish Food Movement, why Jewish foodies need to become environmentalists and why food justice is a Jewish idea. You were a

What We Grow

Reena Polaroid

Seeds Yiddish: Zoymen Hebrew: זרעים And God said: “Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree that has seed-yielding fruit — to you it shall be for

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