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Shoresh Events: 2019

Taste of Bela Farm
Join Shoresh and the visionaries behind Bela Farm for an intimate gathering of 12 people to learn about Shoresh’s rural home for sustainable, land-based Judaism. Enjoy a gourmet, vegetarian,  farm-to table lunch while looking over the rolling hills of Hillsburgh. Before and after lunch we will explore Bela Farm with an educational walking tour including the bee sanctuary, native reforestation plot, restored barn, and Shoresh’s education centre.

: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 11:00AM – 2:30PM
Location: Bela Farm,  5750 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, N0B 1Z0
Tickets:  https://tasteofbelafarm.eventbrite.ca
The proceeds will support Shoresh.

Bela Farm Shabbaton: Shabbat-On The Farm
Shoresh, Annex Shul, Moishe House Toronto and Moishe Pod Toronto at Bela Farm for a contemplative Shabbat and Tisha B’Av experience. Come to spend two nights camping out, watch the sunset or sunrise, pray and meditate, learn about Tisha B’Av and hear the traditional chanting of Eicha, all while immersed in the beauty of rural Ontario.
Please note that this a community-participatory gathering and everyone will be part of making the event happen! We will be camping in tents and spending our days in the great outdoors. Tisha B’Av (on Sunday August 11) is a traditional fast day, but simple food will be provided for those who are not fasting.  

*Moishe House is an international organization that supports peer-led community created by and for young adult Jews.
** Tisha B’Av is known as the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and commemorates many tragedies in Jewish history. Beginning on Saturday night (after Shabbat), we will delve into learning about the holiday and creating a contemplative spiritual space. 

Dates: August 9-11
Location: Bela Farm,  5750 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, N0B 1Z0
Cost: $54-$180 sliding scale
Register: on Eventbrite, and share the Facebook event with your friends!

Bela Farm Stewardship Days
Did you know that Shoresh has planted 11,000 trees and the beginning of a 20-acre bee sanctuary at Bela Farm, our rural home for sustainable, land-based Judaism?  Join us in the beautiful hills of Hillsburgh at our upcoming stewardship days to help us care for our trees and bees, weeding, planting, watering, painting beehives and connecting to the land and one another.

2019 Dates:
Monday May 27
Tuesday May 28
Tuesday June 18th (ending at 2pm)
Tuesday July 9th
Wednesday July 10th (ending at 2pm)
Monday July 29th
Tuesday July 30th (ending at 2pm)
Thursday August 22nd

Friday August 23rd (ending at 2pm)

Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM (come for as long as you can)
Location: Bela Farm,  5750 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, N0B 1Z0
For more information and to register, email mira@shoresh.ca

Kavanah Garden Drop-In Volunteering

Are you looking to get your hands dirty, experience the farming life in the suburbs, strengthen your gardening skills, or all the above? Join us at Kavanah Garden every Wednesday morning from June to July to help with garden maintenance, planting, and upkeep. All skill levels and ages welcome. Great for those with a bit of free time during the week who want to get outside!

Date: Every Wednesday in June and July and August, 2019 (June 5th – August 21st)
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (any time drop in)
LocationKavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
Join us! Please contact karina@shoresh.ca or 416-805-8382

Tzedakah Garden Crew
Are you passionate about urban agriculture and hunger relief? Are you shocked by the fact that 15% of Jewish families in the GTA are living below the poverty line and want to do something to help? If so, join Shoresh’s Tzedakah Garden Crew every Wednesday afternoon in July and August from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM. Together we will learn how to grow organic produce for Chasdei Kaduri, the Jewish Food Bank.

Date: Every Wednesday in July and August, 2019 (July 3rd – August 21st)
Time: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
LocationKavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
Join us! Please contact chavva@shoresh.ca or 416-805-8382

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.

*The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $100 million to some 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

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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