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THE POWER OF MANY

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Ten Years of Shoresh
2009-2018
THE POWER OF MANY: TEN YEARS OF SHORESH
Since 2009, thousands of people, plants, and pollinators have grounded and
inspired Shoresh’s transformative work educating and empowering our community
to be shomrei adamah, protectors of the earth.
This report profiles how, over the last ten years, Shoresh has engaged our community to be responsible
stewards of the world around us through nature-based Jewish education, healthy food production for
vulnerable community members, environmental action, and sustainable Jewish products.

NATURE-BASED TZEDAKAH FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABLE
JEWISH EDUCATION THE GROUND UP ACTION JEWISH PRODUCTS

GROUNDED IN CANADIAN SOIL, SHORESH HELPS COMMUNITY
MEMBERS GET BACK TO THEIR JEWISH ROOTS!
10 YEARS: 10 MEASURES OF IMPACT

16 COMMUNITY 20,000 18,000 VOLUNTEER 60 GRADUATES OF 9,000,000
GARDENS PARTICIPANTS HOURS THE SHORESH WILDFLOWERS
From Vaughan to We’ve created nature- Everything we do is OUTDOOR SCHOOL PLANTED
Kensington Market, based experiences for achieved by the Our after-school From our 4-acre Bee
we’ve established more than 20,000 power of many hands program that bridges Sanctuary at Bela
biodiverse gardens community members over many hours. Our Jewish learning with Farm, to our pollinator
throughout the GTA (that’s 40,000 dirty meaningful volunteer hands-on garden and gardens throughout
for preschoolers to hands!) to deepen opportunities enable nature-based the GTA, we have
seniors to acquire new their connection to diverse community activities has provided habitat for
skills and increase the historical, cultural, members to deepen nurtured, inspired and pollinators while
their connection to spiritual, and ethical their connection to empowered 60 future educating and
Jewish tradition, the connections between community, nature, Jewish environmental enabling our
natural world, and to Jewish tradition and and Jewish traditions. leaders to be shomrei community to
our community. the natural world. Thank you to our adamah, protectors of respond to critical
incredible volunteers! the earth! environmental issues.

4,000 POUNDS OF 11,042 TREES 70 COMMUNITY 6,650 JARS OF
INFINITE MOMENTS
PRODUCE FOR PLANTED PARTNERS PURE HONEY OF JEWISH
TZEDAKAH We’ve reforested We’ve demonstrated Thanks to our award- ENGAGEMENT AND
We put our Jewish more than 20 acres in that sustainability is a winning, community- NATURE
environmental ethics our Forest for the core Jewish issue based approach to CONNECTION
into practice by Future at Bela Farm to through our beekeeping, we now We’ve facilitated,
teaching diverse capture carbon, create collaborative care for 20 bee enabled, and created
community members habitat, and build a programming and colonies, and share opportunities for
how to grow local, forest for our partnerships with our Bela’s Bees Pure infinite moments of
organic veggies that descendants who will, more than 70 Honey with over 1200 awe and wonder.
are donated to G!d willing, frolic community Jewish families each From hiking to making
Ve’Ahavta, Chasdei through a mature organizations. Rosh Hashanah, pickles, we have
Kaduri Jewish Food forest in 200 years We are better helping to connect our supported community
Bank, Jewish Family from now. together! Jewish rituals and members deepening
and Child, and the celebrations to our their connection to
Kehilla Residential local environment. their Jewish roots in
Program. Canadian soil.
The following are the individuals, foundations, corporations, and granting agencies that have supported Shoresh’s work in 2018:

STAFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS ADVISORS & CORE VOLUNTEERS
Risa Alyson Cooper Adam Beder Debra Anthony Rochelle Rubinstein
Executive Director Lisa Borden Fred Cox David Sadowski
Sabrina Malach Shari Golberg Maya Goldenberg Neil Shore
Director of Community Engagement Zeke Kaplan Alisha Kaplan
Jared Kaminsky Michael Klasner Josh Kleinberg
Director of Programs Danny Richmond Talya Moshinsky
Chavva Tal-Rock Jillian Rodak (Chair) Andrea Most
Lead Youth and Family Program Associate Leemor Valin Mylee Nordin
Beth Denaburg Paula Zivot Brenlee Robinson
Jewish Environmental Educator
Karina Shnaiderman
Jewish Environmental Educator
Aria Druker GRANTORS, SPONSORS, & DONORS
Jewish Environmental Educator Anonymous x 3 Jewish Community Farming Field
Niki Sos Allan & Ellen Rosenbluth Fund at the Building Initiative
Jewish Environmental Educator Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society at the
Beder Family Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
CONTACT US Berkman Charitable Trust Leslie Zeev Mozes Memorial
Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs Bill and Judith Rubinstein Charitable Endowment Fund at the Jewish
132 Cedric Avenue Foundation Foundation of Greater Toronto
Toronto, ON M6C 3X8 Binah Charitable Foundation Lisa Borden, Rob Storm and Family
T: 416-805-8382 Borden Communications Malach Family
E: info@shoresh.ca Brenlee Robinson Mauricio and Larissa Kuperman
W: www.shoresh.ca Chisvin Family Mazon Canada
Registered Charitable #: S5335 3613 RR0001 Denaburg Family Metrosphere LED Lighting
Eco Canada Mill Street Foundation
Edward Bronfman Memorial Legacy Fund Nature’s Path Foods
at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto Ontario Trillium Foundation
Elderwood Foundation RBJ Insurance Group Inc.
Eli Klein and Miriam Erlichman Rochelle Reichert and Henry Wolfond
Endowment Fund at the Jewish Ganz Family Foundation
Foundation of Greater Toronto Sandi Silver
Emerald Foundation Schecter Dental
Emmet Foundation Schulich Foundation
Erin and Daniel Silverstein Strauss Family
Family & Friends of Michelle Kopman TD Friends of the Environment
Goodman & Associates LLP UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Government of Canada Whole Kids Foundation
Green Fischer Family Trust World Wildlife Fund
Hazon

SUSTAINABILITY IS A JEWISH ISSUE.
Support Shoresh today for a healthier, greener tomorrow.
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