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Shoresh Events: 2019

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.

*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.


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
Tuesday July 9th
Wednesday July 10th
Monday July 29th
Tuesday July 30th
Thursday August 22nd

Friday August 23rd

Time: 10:00 AM -5:30 PM (come for as long as you can)
Location: Bela Farm,  5750 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, N0B 1Z0
For more information and to register, email beth@shoresh.ca

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.

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
Join us! Please contact beth@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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