What’s On

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Shoresh Holiday Series

Connect with nature, celebrate tradition, and ignite your excitement for the holidays. 

Tisha B’Av Climate Grief Gathering 5784

Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, marks the destruction of both temples and many other tragedies throughout Jewish history. Today, we are faced with a daily awareness about the ecological collapse of Earth’s life-giving systems. As we watch the anemic responses of our social and political leaders, we can identify with the grief and powerlessness of our ancestors. Join us on this special day to grieve the destruction, to give space to all the feelings that accompany loss, and to find grounding in nature and community. 
Date: Tuesday August 13, 2024
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Kings Mill Park
Details and accessibility info:
The hike includes some fairly uneven terrain, which may be slippery due to mud. Sections of the trail surface are uneven with exposed roots and gravel.

Upcoming (save the date!):

Wednesday, September 11th: Rosh Hashanah/High Holidays Hike

Sunday, October 20th: Sukkot Festival

Sunday, December 8th: Chanukah Hike

Shoresh at Bela Farm  

Join us at Bela Farm to connect to the earth, Jewish tradition, and each other. Visiting the farm is a great opportunity to build community, unwind and slow down, while learning hands-on skills and tending to the Earth. 

See events below!  

All-Ages Bela Farm Garlic Harvest 

Come gather in our fields to learn all about garlic! Together we will harvest, bundle, and cure our organic garlic bulbs while learning about Jewish herbal and culinary traditions and folklore regarding this powerful plant. Participants will take home a bundle of fresh garlic. 

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2024 
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM 
Location: Bela Farm, 5750 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh ON 
Cost/fee: $18.00 (Sliding scale $9.00-$36.00) 

Accessibility information: Bela Farm is a working farm, located 1.25 hours from Toronto by car. The ground is hilly and can be quite steep in places. The rest area has picnic tables with fixed benches, and there are benches and chairs inside Beit Shoresh, our shed and gathering space. There is an outhouse on site with one step up. 

For more information, contact Tamar Goldberg at 

To sign up, click here: 


Shoresh’s Honey Harvest at Bela Farm

Join us for one or two days of harvesting honey at Bela Farm for some sticky, sweet fun! We’ll spend some slow time together becoming grounded in the land and we’ll work together to extract honey from the frames of Bela’s bees’ hives. The honey comb will be uncapped by hand, the frames will be spun in our extractor, the honey will be poured into buckets, weighed, tested for moisture, and recorded, before being transferred to jars, which will be spread to our community in advance of Rosh Hashanah for a sweet new year! Participants will take home a jar of raw honey. 

Dates: Wednesday August 7 and Thursday August 8
Time: 10 AM-6 PM
Location: Bela Farm in Hillsburgh ON 
Cost/fee: $36.00 per day (Sliding scale $18.00-$54.00 per day) 
** Space is limited to 12 participants. Must be 12 years old and up. **

Accessibility information: Bela Farm is a working farm, located 1.25 hours from Toronto by car. We will be working indoors to harvest the honey, with seating available for some of the tasks. There is a composting toilet on site with a tall step up. 

For more information, contact Tamar Goldberg at 

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