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October 2012 Newsletter
  Tishrei 5773/October 2012

FTJ envisions a world in which Jewish consumers recognize fair trade as an expression of core Jewish values, seek out fair trade Judaica products, and use their purchasing power to support thriving communities of artisans around the world.

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FTJ Trip to Guatemala

Guatemala Trip DetailsCome join us, January 25 - February 3, 2013, on this unique opportunity to spend Shabbat with the Jewish community in Guatemala City, visit six Fair Trade artisan groups who make beautiful Judaica products, and visit major cultural and historical sites. Experience firsthand the positive impact that Fair Trade has on the artisans and their communities.

Divine Chocolate Chanukah Gelt

Guilt-free GeltFair Trade Judaica is honored to partner with Divine Chocolate to help launch their new 70% dark, as well as their milk chocolate Kosher Chanukah gelt! Divine Chocolate will be donating 10% of all wholesale and retail sales through the end of the year when you enter promo code ftjudaica at check out. Celebrate Chanukah this year with Guilt-Free gelt (no child labor involved) and help support Fair Trade Judaica’s work.

NEW Fair Trade Judaica Products

Purchase Lavendar Tallit SetMayaWorks’ beautifully hand woven tallit set is now available in shades of lavendar. Choice of 22” or 36” tallit, with matching kippa and bag. All products are made from 100% cotton. Available for purchase on MayaWorks' website. Please place wholesale orders with ilana@fairtradejudaica.org.
Products now available for sale on-line
Purchase Fused Glass Mizrach Purchase Fused Glass Suncatcher
Fair Trade Judaica is excited to be representing beautifully hand painted fused glass products made by Fair Trade artisans in Ecuador. We have small hamsah sun catchers (in 3 different designs) and a mizrach, all available for wholesale orders and on-line purchase. Keep your eyes open for gorgeous Passover Seder Sets in a few months.

FTJ will be on the Road

Visit us at The Jewish County Fair in Malibu, CA on Sunday, October 21. We’ll have a full array of Fair Trade made Judaica products for sale, including brand new menorahs from South Africa!
Come visit us in Minneapolis at the Sabes JCC on Sunday, November 4 for their 9th Annual Celebration and Gift Showcase. We’ll be there with lots of ideas on how to Fair Trade Your Simcha!

Celebrate October Fair Trade Month

Celebrate October Fair Trade MonthOctober is Fair Trade Month, a great time to learn more about the positive impact of Fair Trade on farmers and artisans, and to make a stronger commitment to integrating Fair Trade into our daily lives. I was inspired by this article by Jackie DeCarlo of Catholic Relief Services, who has been a fair trade advocate for a long time, and hope it will inspire you as well!

2013 Fair Trade Calendar
Available for Sale

2013 Fair Trade CalendarThe 2013 Fair Trade wall calendar is now available for sale. Illustrated with photographs of Fair Trade artisans and farmers from around the world, inspirational stories, and educational information.
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