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April 2013 Newsletter
  Nissan/Iyar 5773, April 2013

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Visiting the Reform Jewish Community in Guatemala

Adat Israel SlideshowWe've put together a slide show and script for your enjoyment and to introduce you to Adat Israel, a new Reform affiliated congregation in Guatemala City. Our entire group was blessed to spend Erev Shabbat with them, and then David and Ilana returned to spend another Shabbat and a special simcha with them a few weeks later.

Passover Seder Song Contest Winners

Passover Seder Song Contest WinnersIn case you missed our announcement before Passover, our Seder Song Contest was a big hit. We were overwhelmed by the thoughtful and creative submissions from four continents! With deep appreciation to our expert panel of judges, including, Michelle Citrin, Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Si Kahn, Steve Seskin, and Craig Taubman. Check out the winners!

World Fair Trade Day - Shabbat May 11

World Fair Trade Day - Shabbat May 11World Fair Trade Day (WFTD) is the largest Fair Trade event of the year in North America and around the world, and falls on Shabbat, May 11 this year. Events are scheduled from May 4-19 and 100,000 people are expected to attend hundreds of celebrations to promote Fair Trade and campaign for trade justice together with farmers and artisans. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate WFTD at your synagogue.

Glass Hamsas in the Light!

Small Hamsa Sun CatcherCelebrate the springtime and more sunlight with these beautiful glass hamsa sun catchers! Hamsas are symbolic in Judaism, as well as Islam and Christianity, of blessings, protection, power, and strength. Available in small and large sizes, and three different styles (eye, flower, spiral) for purchase on our website.

BIG News from the Fair Trade World

Fairtrade America WebsiteFairtrade International's (FLO) new United States affiliate, Fairtrade America, has just launched its new website. This Fairtrade mark appears on over 27,000 products sold in more than 120 countries, and is now available in the U.S. Fair Trade USA represented FLO in the United States until it resigned from the international organization in December 2011. This new entity, a nonprofit, will now be the international certifying agency for products through the United States.

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