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May 2014 Newsletter
  Iyar/Sivan 5774, May 2014
 

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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Fair Trade Shabbat

World Fair Trade Day 2014Save Saturday May 10 for this year's Fair Trade Shabbat program (Parshat Behar). Thousands of people around the world will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day, and Fair Trade Judaica has compiled a great assortment of text study, special prayers, lists of Kosher and fair trade foods, and Oneg/Kiddush recipes to help you plan a unique program at your synagogues or observe your own day Jewishly. Let us know what you did to celebrate Fair Trade Shabbat!

NEW Kippot from MayaWorks

Handmade Fair Trade Matiz Kippot/YarmulkeThis beautiful new kippa was designed by one of the artisans in the western Highlands of Guatemala! It comes from a special thread that gives each kippah bi-color swirl design, and is available in turquoise and red/black. They are 100% cotton and can be purchased wholesale or retail at MayaWorks’ website.

Fair Trade Coffee for Shavuot

Kosher Chocolate, Coffee and TeaErev Shavuot is June 3, and if you'll be participating in all night study, as many of us do, Fair Trade Judaica has a pretty complete list of all the Kosher and fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate that you'll need to stay awake!

Reflections on Guatemala Trip

Read Teri’s blog post
We’re happy to share this guest blog post by Teri Jedeikin, a delightful participant on our 2014 trip to Guatemala. She really captured the lives and personalities of the Mayan fair trade artisans we visited.

Send Your Graduate off with Blessings

Blessing FlagAt the Sacramento fair on Sunday, over half of our Jewish Blessing Flags were bought by parents as a gift for their high school graduate child going off to college in the summer/fall. Send your graduate off with Jewish Blessings of love, compassion, shalom, healing, loving kindness, honor, and justice. Purchases will be shipped beginning on Monday May 19.

FTJ on the Road

FTJ at Israel in the Gardens We have a lot of fairs coming up around the country. We had a fabulous time at the Sacramento Jewish Heritage Fair this past weekend, seeing many old friends as well as making new ones. 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

Free Trade vs. Fair TradeFree Trade vs. Fair Trade, a new movie from the Fair World Project, explores how the world of dedicated fair trade companies successfully support farmers and artisans to live sustainable and poverty-free lives.

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