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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


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: 
Monday July 23rd-Thursday July 26th
Tuesday October 9th-Friday October 12th
Location:  Bela Farm, 5750 Sixth Line in Hillsburgh, Ontario, N0B 1Z0
For more information click here.


Mindfulness Nature Walk
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel taught the importance of interacting with the world from a place of radical amazement. What better way to deepen your connection to nature than hiking through one of the beautiful parks in Toronto?! Shoresh’s Urban Nature Adventure will inspire you to question, explore, and discover the natural world from a Jewish perspective. 

Date: Thursday June 28th
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St. Please meet in the parking lot next to the Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard. To get to the parking lot turn onto Raoul Wallenberg Rd off Bathurst, just south of Sheppard. At your first “V” make a right.
For more information, click here

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


Fun with Fermentation: Learn How to Pickle
No sandwich is complete without a kosher dill! Learn how to make your own pickled products, like sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickled beans, alongside our elders at the Bernard Betel Centre. Hear their stories and be part of intergenerational learning while also picking up a new cooking skill.

Date: Wednesday July 18th
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Bernard Betel Centre (1003 Steeles Avenue)
For more information, click here

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


Tzekdakah from the Ground Up
Did you know that 15% of Jewish families in the GTA are living below the poverty line? Join us at your local community garden to learn more about poverty and hunger in the community while contributing to change by helping to tend to the organic crops we’re growing for Chasdei Kaduri, the Jewish Food Bank. 

Date: Wednesday August 22nd
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden (145 Lebovic Campus Drive, opposite Rumsey Rd.)
For more information, click here

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


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-12:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to register, click here


What’s in my Chicken Soup?
Join us in a beautiful backyard to explore Toronto’s leading advocate for raising backyard chickens! We will be discussing animal ethics, implications of kosher law, and will even be making our very own chicken soup (which some even call “Jewish Penicillin”)!

Date: Thursday September 20th
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30pm
Location: Bathurst & Eglinton – specific location to be emailed upon registration.
For more information, click here

*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 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, the Ontario Jewish Archives, 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 (meeting spot TBD)
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


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


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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