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The Hills (of Hillsburgh) Are Alive

It’s been three years since we had our epic grand opening at Bela Farm, our rural home for sustainable, land-based Judaism. Since then we’ve developed our apiary and planted 11,000 trees and 4-acres of native wildflowers to nurture the local

Garden Like a Mensch

While many of us do not SEE hunger or poverty, it is a sad and growing reality within the Jewish community and beyond. Did you know that: 57,195 Canadian Jews live below the poverty line (14.6% of Jews living in

Our Top 10 in 2018

Did you know that 2018 marks our 10-year birthday celebration!???? Happy birthday to us! We’ve got some fabulous programming lined up to celebrate this very special year and hope you will join in the fun, celebration and healing of our

This Is How We Do It

We are on a mission to inspire and empower our community to take care of the earth by connecting people, land, and Jewish tradition.  This is no small feat. How does a small, grassroots organization implement such a lofty goal?

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%

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

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

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

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