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Chanukah 2012 Newsletter
  Kislev 5773/November/December 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. Registration closes 12/5/12.

NEW Menorahs Available for Sale

We're so excited to bring these new menorahs from South Africa, all available for sale at our online store. Each one is handmade from wire and beads. Order by Monday, December 3 to arrive for Chanukah.
Wire and Bead Bicycle Menorah Dancing Children Menorah
Tree of Life Menorah Elephant Menorah
Travel Friendly Wire Menorah Gecko Menorah

Fair Trade Your Chanukah

Fair Trade Your ChanukahFair Trade Judaica has a variety of ways to enhance your Chanukah celebration by giving it a Fair Trade dimension, including a special Kavanah (intention) before eating Fair Trade Chanukah gelt.

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, and your name will be entered into a raffle to win a menorah from South Africa. Celebrate Chanukah this year with Guilt-Free gelt (no child labor involved) and help support Fair Trade Judaica’s work.

FAIR Tuesday

Fair TuesdayOur friends at Global Goods Partners are spearheading an effort to inspire conscious consumerism this holiday by making Tuesday, November 27 "Fair Tuesday" - encouraging consumers to purchase gifts that make a difference! Spread the word about #FairTuesday on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and blogs, and if you're looking for Chanukah presents, visit our online store.

FTJ will be on the Road

Visit us at Limmud Boston on December 2, Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley on December 2, and the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism’s conference in Las Vegas from, December 2-5. We’ll have a full array of Fair Trade made Judaica products for sale, including brand new menorahs from South Africa!
Fair Trade Pop-Up Chanukah Shop in El Cerrito on Thursday, November 29 – call for details, (510) 525-1567.

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