What’s On

Here is what we have coming up Shoresh!  To stay up to date on all our programs and activities, sign up for our newsletter.  

Bela Farm Stewardship Days
Join us for a day (or a whole season) of nature connection, community building and meaningful stewardship of the trees and bees at Bela Farm. In honour of the Shmita year, our intention for this year is not plant anything new but to tend the vast projects we have already embarked on.

Wednesday May 4
Wednesday May 18
Wednesday June 1
Wednesday June 15
Tuesday July 19-Thursday July 21st (Weeding Week! Stay below for details)

Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

To Register, click here.

For more information, email

Camp Shoresh
Join us for our one OR two week summer camp is for kids aged 4-15 who want to play, learn and connect to Jewish tradition and the earth at Camp Shoresh.

Session 1: July 4-8 and July 11-15 (Cedarvale Ravine) – 
Session 2: August 2-5 (Riverdale Park) 
Session 3: August 15-19 and 22-26 (Cedarvale Ravine) 

9:00am – 3:30pm (Before Care available from 8:30am; After Care available until 4:00pm)

Location: Cedarvale Ravine and Riverdale Park

For more information and to register, click here.

Weeding Week
Think of this as your mid-(semester) summer vacation! We’re going to dig deep into the soil of Bela Farm and Jewish land traditions! Come weed around the trees and shrubs to help them thrive, sing about the natural world, explore Jewish teachings, and enjoy the beauty of Bela Farm. Who knows…maybe we’ll do a surprise garlic or honey harvest!? Join us for one day, or the whole week.

Dates: Tuesday July 19-Thursday July 21
Time: Daytime programming, 9am-4pm
Cost: Sliding scale $36-$180 (breakeven cost is $36/day)
To Register, click here.

Climate Grief Tisha B’Av Gathering
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, to give space to all the feelings that accompany loss, and to find grounding in nature and community.
Date: Sunday August 7
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Kings Mill Park
Cost: $18-$72. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
To register, click here.

Jews in Canoes 
Jews in Canoes is a Moishe House Peer Led Retreat, with educators from Shoresh! Calling Jewish Young Adults (21-32yo) to join us for five days of canoeing and camping out through Canadian back-country, culminating in a forest Shabbat celebration! We’re going to be building community through nature connection, resilience, song, food, and good fun. Get ready to celebrate Tu B’Av and Shabbat in the great outdoors, delve into big questions around Jews and land, and bring your full self to making this experience epic.
Who: YOU! (If you’re a Jewish young adult, age 21-32)
Dates: August 10th-14th
Location: Southern Ontario, within 3.5 hours of Toronto (carpooling available)
Cost: $36-180 sliding scale, subsidized with generous support from Moishe HouseTo Apply, click here.*Please note that this is an application form. You will receive confirmation of your registration once accepted.
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