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Do you want to deepen and broaden your knowledge and skills as an outdoor or Jewish educator? Join Shoresh’s founder and Executive Director, Risa Alyson Cooper, for a full day of inspiring, fun, hands-on training in Shoresh’s pedagogy and our unique approach to connecting Jewish education to ecology and outdoor education.  Attendees will be trained in Shoresh’s award-winning activities and curriculum, as well as ways to modify activities for various program demographics and settings.  

Spaces are extremely limited!  To register, email Risa at 

*Shoresh is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone. We are grateful to be able to offer scholarships thanks to the Michelle Kopman Memorial Fund for Nature-Based Education.

Join us at Bela Farm for one day (or commit to an entire session) and get back to your roots!

Each Bela Farm Stewardship Day will include work on Shoresh’s various projects at Bela Farm, including our 4-acre Bee Sanctuary, 20-acre Forest for the Future, or growing Edible Food Forest.  As well, participants might have an opportunity to work in our apiary and get to meet some of our pollinator friends!  In addition to manual labour (skip the gym!), participants will enjoy opportunities for Jewish learning and living, deep nature-connection, and community building with fellow Bela Farm stewards.

Click here to register.  For more information, email Rachel at  

Who Can Participate:  No farming or Jewish learning experience necessary!  All are welcome.

Please note that our farming activities are geared towards an adult audience – while children are welcome to join, please keep in mind that adults will be fully responsible for supervising their children.  Children’s programming will not be provided at Bela Stewardship Days.

Dogs may or may not be welcome.  Please check with us EACH TIME before bringing your canine friends.

What To Bring:  Tools will be provided (but please bring your own gloves and shovel if you have).  Close-toed shoes and sun protection mandatory.  Please also bring a water bottle and snacks/lunch to sustain you throughout the day.

Accessibility: Please note that Bela Farm is a working farm.  The ground is not level and can be quite hilly in places.  There is an outhouse on site with one step up.  For more information about the site, or is you have any accessibility requests that would support your full participation, please email Rachel at or call 416-805-8382.

Please note that we are not able to support with transportation and carpooling at this time.

Cost: FREE (donations always welcome :))

Click here to register.  For more information, email Rachel at 

Please note that discussions will build each session, so ideally participants will register for the entire series.  If you register after the series has started, we will email you the source sheets from the earlier sessions.

Please also note that this series will be focused on text-based learning and group discussion.  All Hebrew texts will be provided with English translation.  No prior knowledge necessary but a familiarity with basic Jewish source texts will be helpful.

Click here to register.

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