- Shared our unique model of addressing food insecurity in the Jewish community at the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver’s FED Talks to over 600 community members;
- Planted a Pollinator Food Forest at Bela Farm thanks to grant funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation;
- Celebrated the 11,000 native trees we’ve planted in the last 5 years at our Bela Farm Forest Festival;
- Harvested and sold over 1000 jars of Bela’s Bees Raw Honey with the help of over 100 community members through our Community-Supported Beekeeping programs;
- Immersed over 60 students in deep nature-connection through the Shoresh Outdoor School, our afterschool program that explores Jewish teachings and values in the great outdoors;
- Welcomed Shabbat and observed Tisha B’Av in our fields and forests at the Bela Farm Shabbat-On;
- Generated countless moments of awe and wonder with hundreds of students through our school and shul programs
As we close up this year and prepare for 2020, we’re looking back with pride, humility, and deep gratitude. We have worked tirelessly to create a vibrant and diverse community that understands that sustainability is a Jewish value. For more information about Shoresh’s approach to nurturing a generation of Shomrei Adamah, protectors of the earth, check out our Theory of Change.
Shoresh is the Hebrew word for “root.” Your donation today will help us deepen our roots by investing in and strengthening our nature-based Jewish activities.