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Shoresh Events: 2018

Kavanah Garden Volunteer Hours
Join us every Wednesday to nurture the Kavanah Garden. Join our Tzedakah Garden Crew to grow local, organic food for the Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank or volunteer with building projects, garden maintenance and tending to our pollinator gardens.

Dates: Every Wednesday from May 9th-October 31st
Time: 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information, email volunteer@shoresh.ca

Thank you to Mazon Canada for funding in support of this program.


Apples and Honey Festival: A Rosh Hashana Celebration
The quintessential Rosh Hashana ritual is dipping apples in honey to welcome in a sweet new year. Did you know that in addition to honey, bees also help to bring the apples (and most of the fruits and vegetables we eat) to our plates? Join us to celebrate them and all the gifts they bring to our lives. Activities include honey tasting, meeting a beekeeper, learning about the medicines from the beehive, and more!

Date: Sunday August 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
Cost: $6/person or $18/family
*Please note that Shoresh will be selling our pure Bela’s Bees honey and beeswax candles for Rosh Hashanah

For more information and to register, click here


Shoresh’s Rosh Hashanah Markets
It’s our favourite time of the year: honey time! Our beautiful honey bees have been busy gathering and evaporating nectar that we will enjoy as honey on Rosh Hashanah.  Get your jar of liquid gold at our upcoming markets or get a case of 12 jars delivered to your home by clicking here.

York Region
Date: Sunday August 26th
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive

Mid-Town
Date: Tuesday September 4th
Time: 11:00AM-2:00 PM
Location: Lipa Green Lobby, 4600 Bathurst Street

Downtown
Date: Wednesday September 5th
Time: 7:30 AM-1:00 PM and 3:30 PM-7:00 PM
Location: Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue

Date: Friday September 7th
Time: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location: Harbord Bakery and Calandria, 115 Harbord Street


Shoresh Outdoor School: Fall Session
Give your kids the gift of a meaningful Jewish education in the great outdoors! At the Shoresh Outdoor School we combine wilderness experiences, organic farming and Jewish learning for students JK-Grades 3. This year, we’re thrilled to offer our after-school program at 2 convenient locations tailored to families in both Vaughan and mid-town Toronto.

Vaughan Programming
For kids from JK-Grade 3
Dates: Wednesday September 26th-Wednesday October 31st
Times: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM (Before-care available)
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.

Mid-Town Programming
For kids from Grades 1-3 
Dates: 
Thursday September 27th-Thursday November 1st
Times: 
4:00 PM-5:30 PM (Before-care available)
Location: Cedarvale Ravine

For more information, email jared@shoresh.ca


Fall Colours Mindfulness Hike
Join Shoresh, UJA Federation and CIE Birthright for our 3rd event as part of the Back to Our Roots Workshop Series. Together, we will take an evening hike through the beautiful forests of Earl Bales Park to celebrate the first day of fall while learning how to cultivate mindfulness and gratitude.

Date: Thursday September 20th
Time: 6:30 PM- 7:30pm
Location: Earl Bales Park
For more information, click here

*Space is limited. Please note that enrolment priority will be given to Birthright Israel alumni.


Sukkot on the Farm
Did you know there is a 4-acre urban farm at Lawrence and Allen Road? Join Shoresh, UJA Federation and CIE Birthright for our 4th event as part of the Back to Our Roots Workshop Series. We will gather in this urban oasis to celebrate the agricultural elements of Sukkot, the harvest festival.  Activities include harvesting vegetables that will be donated to tzedakah, an in-depth text study about agricultural roots of Sukkot, and a mindfulness walk around the farm.
Date: Wednesday September 26th
Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Location: David Wilson Memorial Garden at John Polyani Collegiate Institute,  640 Lawrence Ave West

For more information and to register, email jared@shoresh.ca 
*Space is limited. Please note that enrolment priority will be given to Birthright Israel alumni.

From Past to Present: A Jewish Food Tour Through Kensington Market
Travel back in time on the Ontario Jewish Archives’ Stories of Spadina Tour and experience Kensington Market when it was a thriving Jewish village with kosher bakeries, butchers, and shuls. Learn the history of this once-Jewish market while discovering the Jewish cultural renewal happening in the area through Shoresh, Fentster, and Makom. This unique tour includes a visit to Shoresh’s two community gardens in the market.

Date: Wednesday October 3rd
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Kensington Market (exact meeting spot will be emailed to all registered participants one week before the tour)
For more information, click here

*Space is limited. Please note that enrolment priority will be given to Birthright Israel alumni.


Seed Saving and Pollinator Gardening 201
Take a deeper dive into creating and maintaining pollinator habitat! At this workshop, we will collect seeds and divide plants to expand our habitat and learn how to prepare a native pollinator garden for the winter.  

Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to register, email sabrina@shoresh.ca


Bela Farm Stewardship Weeks
Throughout the growing season, we will spend 3 weeks at the farm stewarding the land at Bela Farm by nurturing our trees and bees. Every week will have a mixture of volunteer opportunities and experiential learning. Feel free to come up for a day or stay for a few (if you do stay for multiple nights, bring a tent!) and join us in the beautiful, rolling hills of Hillsburgh to meet our bees and trees!

Dates: 
Tuesday October 9th-Friday October 12th
Location:  Bela Farm, 5750 Sixth Line in Hillsburgh, Ontario, N0B 1Z0
For more information click here.


Taking Root: The Power of Many
Join us for an evening of nourishing food and community as we celebrate Shoresh’s 10th anniversary, honouring the many people, plants, creatures, and traditions that continue to ground and inspire us.

Enjoy over 25 sweet and savoury dishes and drinks, made with love by Toronto’s most talented and kind food producers, creators and purveyors!  Bring your family and friends to enjoy live music; bid on healthy experiences and items in our incredible silent auction; purchase Shoresh products including our own raw honey from Bela’s Bees, locally-made beeswax Shabbat and Chanukah candles; and help us celebrate our biggest achievements of the last decade!

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location: York Mills Gallery, 1885 Leslie St, North York
For more information and to get tickets, click here

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