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Bean of Affliction: Chocolate,
Child Labor and Choosing Fair Trade

Cocoa Bean Pods On Passover, we remember the Israelites' liberation from slavery. Join Fair Trade Judaica and local congregations and Jewish organizations at two local events for an exploration of chocolate's sweet and bitter sides, and learn how you can support fair conditions for the people who grow and harvest the cocoa you eat.

EAST BAY EVENT

Tuesday, April 5
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
$6 JCC members and seniors/ $8 non-members
RSVP: eb@fairtradejudaica.org by Sunday, April 3

Co-sponsored by JCC of the East Bay, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Divine Chocolate, Global Exchange, Hazon, Kehilla Community Synagogue, PJA, Pursue: Action for a Just World (a project of AJWS and Avodah), Temple Beth Hillel, and Temple Sinai.

SAN FRANCISCO EVENT

Thursday, April 7
Women’s Building, Audre Lorde Room
3543 18th Street, San Francisco
$5 donation requested
RSVP: sf@fairtradejudaica.org by Monday, April 4

Co-sponsored by American Jewish World Service, Congregation Beth Israel Judea, Congregation Beth Sholom, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, Congregation Sherith Israel, Global Exchange, Hazon, PJA, Pursue: Action for a Just World (a project of AJWS and Avodah), and The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El.

PROGRAM FOR BOTH EVENTS:

7:00 Schmoozing, free fair trade coffee and chocolate tasting
7:15 "Dark Side of Chocolate" DVD, documentary on child labor
8:00 Discussion about Passover, fair trade and chocolate
8:30 Fair trade Kosher chocolate tasting and sales
Haggadah supplement and other Passover materials
Advocacy opportunity

Early RSVP enters you into a drawing for a free fair trade chocolate bar or a set of Fair Trade Judaica’s Jewish Blessing Flags.

UpStart Fair Trade Judaica is a beneficiary of UpStart Bay Area. Jumpstart Fair Trade Judaica is a project of Community Partners/Jumpstart.
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