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Shoresh Events: 2019

Earth Day Clean Up
While Earth Day is everyday, Shoresh is organizing a campus wide clean up to help us connect with each other and the beautiful forest around us. Join Shoresh in the forest surrounding our office buildings to pick up garbage and show our collective home, the earth, some love and appreciation. Bring your team, build community, nurture your connection to the earth and Jewish tradition, get outside, get fit and have fun! 

Date: Monday April 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM -1:15 PM
Location: Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario L6A 5A1
(meet in Lipa Green lobby at 12 sharp. Come for as much as you can!)
Gloves and garbage bags will be provided.


Tree for Me
In support of the Every Tree Counts campaign, a partnership between Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the City of Toronto to reach 40% tree cover in Toronto, we’re having a party! Join Shoresh and the Prosserman JCC at Tree For Me, a community-powered backyard tree planting program that makes it easy for Toronto residents to get FREE native trees for their backyards. Our goal is to give away 200 free trees and teach you how to properly plant them. Bring your kids and your curiosity!

Register for your FREE tree TODAY here!
More details here.

Pick up your tree here:
Date:
 Sunday April 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Sherman Campus, 4588 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario L6A 5A1
Schedule
10:00-1:00: Pick up your pre-registered, free trees and learn how to plant them
10:30 -11:30 – Family friendly hike with games and activities to meet the trees in the ravine adjacent to the event.
12:00-1:00 – Adult-focused hike to explore the ravine, identify trees, and search for wild edibles in the ravine adjacent to the event.

For more information, click here.


Jewish Environmental Educator Training
Do you want to deepen and broaden your knowledge and skills as an outdoor or Jewish educator? Join our founder and Executive Director, Risa Alyson Cooper, for 1 or 2 days of inspiring, fun, hands-on training of the Shoresh pedagogy and our unique approach to connecting Jewish education to ecology, agriculture and outdoor education.

Date: Wednesday May 1st and/or Thursday May 2nd, 2019
Time: 9:00 Am-4:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden (Wednesday) and Earl Bales Park (Thursday)
Cost: $90/day or $180/full program*
For more information and to register, email risa@shoresh.ca

*Shoresh is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone. We are grateful to be able to offer subsidized tuition to students in need from the Michelle Kopman Memorial Fund for Nature-Based Education.


Yom Manual Labour
It takes a village to tend a community garden! Join us for our annual Yom Manual Labour, a full day of community, hands-on fun preparing, tilling and tending the Kavanah Garden. Bring your family and friends and join us as we get our beloved garden ready for a productive season of growing food for community members in need and providing critical habitat for local pollinators.

Date: Sunday May 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 Am-4:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to register, click here.


Shoresh Outdoor School: Spring 2019
Give  your kids the gift of Jewish learning in the great outdoors! The Shoresh Outdoor School, our after-school program,  bridges Jewish learning with hands-on garden and nature-based activities  for kids from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Now at 2 locations!

York Region
Dates: Wednesdays, May 8 – June 19, 2019 (7 sessions)
Time: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM (before-care available starting at 3:30pm)
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive
Cost: $180/student.
Shoresh is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone. We are grateful to be able to offer subsidized tuition to students in need from the Michelle Kopman Memorial Fund for Nature-Based Education.

Midtown Toronto
Dates: Thursdays, May 9 – June 20, 2019 (7 sessions)
Time: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM (before-care available starting at 3:30pm)
Location: Cedarvale Ravine, 443 Arlington Avenue
Cost: $180/student
Shoresh is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone. We are grateful to be able to offer subsidized tuition to students in need from the Michelle Kopman Memorial Fund for Nature-Based Education.

For more information and to register, see shoresh.ca/sos or email beth@shoresh.ca


Bela Farm Bee Sanctuary Planting Extravaganza
Join us as we plant a 2-acre Pollinator Food Forest in the Bela Farm Bee Sanctuary. With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we will plant hundreds of wildflowers, shrubs and trees and create critical habitat for our pollinator friends. Bring your friends and family and come ready to dig in, get dirty and invest in a greener future.

Date: Sunday May 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Bela Farm,  5750 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, N0B 1Z0
For more information and to register, click here.


Garlic, Goats, and Going Rural: Three Stories of Farming Through a Jewish Lens
Shoresh hits the big screen! Join us at our film fundraiser where we will screen documentary filmmaker John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm, an endearing film about John and Molly Chester, a young couple who leave their urban life behind to start an organic farm and live in harmony with nature. This special film was awarded the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival runner up People’s Choice Award on Documentaries and was screened as part of the Spotlight Section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We will also hear from featured speakers and Jewish farmers Daniel Hoffman and Debbie Nightingale about the highs and lows of farming and how Jewish traditions help to guide and ground them in their work.
Date: Wednesday, June 5
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Location: Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 Yonge St
Get your tickets here!
*The proceeds from this event will directly support our efforts to develop a 20-acre Bee Sanctuary at Bela Farm.

Bela Farm Forest Festival
Over the past 5 years, we have collectively planted more than 11,000 native trees, fruit trees and shrubs at Bela Farm! To honour and celebrate our supporters including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, tree advocate Brenlee Robinson, and the hundreds of community members who have planted trees in honour or memory of loved ones, we’re having a party.

Join us at Bela Farm to meet, greet and perhaps water and weed the many trees that now call the farm home.

Date: Sunday August 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Bela Farm,  5750 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, N0B 1Z0
For more information and to get tickets, click here.


Yom Manual Labour
It takes a village to tend a garden. Join us to put the Kavanah Garden to sleep for the season. Together we will mulch the beds, put away signs, plant garlic and harvest fall herbs.

Date: Sunday October 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 Am-4:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to register, click here.

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