Happy Birthday to the Trees!

If not for the trees, human life could not exist.  Midrash Sifre (Deuteronomy) 20:19 Our ancestors understood that human life depends on trees. They understood this so deeply that they wrote about trees extensively  and created a holiday, Tu BiShvat,

Shoresh Outdoor School Updates 2023-24

As you will see, we have made some changes to our program offerings this year. You can read more about how we came to these decisions and our intentions for Shoresh programs moving forward below.  We are so grateful to

A Taste of Yesod

Yesod, Hebrew for “foundation,” is our year-long, nature-based B’nei Mitzvah experience for youth seeking a meaningful rite of passage that weaves  Jewish wisdom and ritual, nature connection, and wilderness skills with community and identity building. To give you a taste of

A Week in Camp Shoresh!

By Adi Grossman  Camp Shoresh has given all of us campers an extremely amazing part of the summer. Over the course of only 4 days, Camp Shoresh has taught all of us kids a bit about both nature and our

From Your Local Jewish Beekeepers

We are taught that during the month of Elul, the king is in the field. Lucky for Shoresh staff and volunteers, and our honey bees, we are also in the fields during this auspicious time. Elul often falls in late

We Love Our Pollinator Pals!

Who are pollinators? Pollinators are creatures, such as bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, that move pollen from the anther (male part) of a flower to the stigma (female part) of a flower.  This process, called pollination, fertilizes the flower.  Once

A Matzah Cover with a Story

As Jews, we are commanded not to destroy or waste anything through the commandment of bal tashchit. One area that we really need to look at is how we use, waste and dispose of textiles. Once upon a time, people

Becoming a Shomeret Adamah: A Costa Rica farm 

By Sahara Schecter, Age 10 I wanted to share what I have been doing this past week because I felt really connected to Shoresh.  When I heard Shoresh was looking for travel blog posts I knew exactly what to write

How can I be a Shomeret Adamah?

Hello! We are Mike and Laurenn Schecter. We are full time traveling with our 3 kids for 1 year (maybe more), first all across Canada and currently throughout Central and South America. We have been in the Shoresh family since it’s

Meet the New Stewards of the Kavanah Garden

In order to create a resilient ecosystem, organisms must adapt to change.  If we don’t learn to adapt, we stop growing because we get stuck in the past.                  . In 2008 Risa

What the Talmud can Teach Us How to Live at a Time of Collective Disaster.

Today marks the Siyyum (conclusion) of reading Tractate Taanit of the Talmud! Our new Co-Director, Tiferet Nashman, is engaging in the global Daf Yomi learning cycle, reading one page of Talmud per day. Here’s a glimpse into how teachings from

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