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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

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

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

Shoresh’s Top 10 “WOW” Moments in 2016

2016 was a WOW-filled year. Here are our highlights. Celebrated the Bela Farm Grand Opening! Over 200 diverse community members gathered together to mark the beginning of Shoresh’s stewardship of Bela Farm, a rural centre for sustainable, land-based Judaism in Hillsburgh, Ontario.

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

WOW for Bees and Honey!

Awe is more than an emotion; it is a way of understanding, insight into a meaning greater than ourselves. The beginning of awe is wonder, and the beginning of wisdom is awe. -Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel WOW is our favorite

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

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