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Bringing Gardening Home

Written by guest blogger Michael Mikhailovsky Nature exists around the human made world, and it gives us a lot. It sustains and nourishes us. It gives us clean air to breathe, food and shelter. It gives us strength to overcome

Black Lives Matter

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof / Justice, justice, you shall pursue – Deuteronomy 16:20 This is one of the core Jewish teachings in which Shoresh grounds our spaces and programs. The Torah teaches us that justice must be actively sought, for our

Bela’s Roots

Coming soon…


Since 2012 we have been offering hands-on Jewish garden programming at Baycrest.  Workshops include planting, weeding, watering, making herbal teas and preparing pickles!  In 2014, in addition to running our regular, bi-weekly gardening programs at the Moutainview Day Centre we helped

Why I Eat Local

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Why I Give

RYAN STORM: SAVING THE BEES FROM THE BIMA He’s only in high school, but Ryan Storm has already done so much incredible work to promote clean, sustainable eating and help preserve the environment. On his blog, Ry’s Ratings, he posts


Community members have shared some really kind words about Shoresh and our programs!  Here are some of the smiley notes we have received: ABOUT KAVANAH GARDEN PROGRAMS “The Kavanah Garden is a place that brings the words of Torah to

Chanukah and Energy Conservation

By guest blogger, Zachary Sadowski December 3, 2014 The holiday of Chanukah is intrinsically linked to the idea of energy consumption and conservation. Everyone knows the basic idea of the story: many, many years ago a jug of oil thought

Moving Forward with the Kosher Humane Organic Meat Movement in Toronto

0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false A Toronto resident chicken that lives at Bathurst and Eglinton The word koshermeans “fit” — and so, when applied to food, it means “fit for eating.”  We would all

Maxie’s Garden

When we hear the word “tzedakah,” many of us think of the word “charity,” or recall placing our parents’ pocket change in jangling boxes (known as a pushke in Yiddish)  in Hebrew school or at synagogue. In fact, the word

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