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June 2013 Newsletter
  Sivan/Tammuz 5773, June 2013

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 On-line Auction is LIVE!

Visit the FTJ Auction WebsiteCome join in the fun (and find some special treats) as we raise money to expand Fair Trade Judaica’s educational work across the country! We are hosting an on-line auction starting today, Tuesday June 4 through midnight June 17. There are over 40 items to choose from, with several more being added in the next few days – included are: Gift certificates to fair trade online stores; Gourmet food packages; Jewish books/DVDs/magazines; beautiful artisan jewelry; trips to Napa, New York, and Sedona, and some special items for people in our San Francisco Bay Area.
Let us know if you might have something to contribute!
Thanks to all the generous people and organizations who have donated to make this a success! Now it's YOUR turn!

Weaver's Reflection on Guatemala Trip

Weaver's Reflection Blog PostAll of us who visited Guatemala earlier this year are still carrying vivid and warm memories. One of our trip participants, Carol Bodin, who is a professional weaver (and dyes her own pieces), shares some of her reflections and learning about Mayan weaving in a new blog post. Here’s a photo of Carol looking at the various yarns at one of the artisans’ homes we visited.

FTJ Will Be on the Road -
Come Visit Us

FTJ at Israel in the GardensWe have a lot of fairs coming up around the country. We had a fabulous time at the Israel in the Gardens Festival (pictured here) in San Francisco this past weekend, seeing many old as well as new customers. If you're in town, come visit and say hi, and see which of our beautifully handmade Judaica products calls to you:

Fair Trade News

The New Zealand Parliament has become the first Parliament in the southern hemisphere to be awarded Fair Trade accreditation. To mark the occasion, five Parliamentarians hosted an Oxfam Coffee Break. Read more!

Send Your Graduate off to College
with Blessings

Blessing FlagWe just sent off a big order of our Jewish Blessing Flags to a synagogue on the East Coast, who is gifting a set of them to each of their high school graduates going off to college. Send your graduate off with Jewish Blessings of love, compassion, shalom, healing, loving kindness, honor, and justice.

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