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June 2014 Newsletter
  Sivan/Tammuz 5774, June 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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Free Shipping in June

Free shipping at FTJ’s online storeEnd of fiscal year sale – FREE SHIPPING on purchases from FTJ’s online store through June 30! Now’s the time to buy that special something you’ve been thinking about for yourself, or as a gift. We have lots of kippot, Jewish blessing flags, glass hamsahs, night lights and Tree of Life plates, and Passover products.

Baltimore’s Fair Trade Shabbat

Fair Trade Shabbat: Inviting Holiness and Human Rights to our Table
We were moved and thought you'd be inspired to find out how the Baltimore Jewish community observed and celebrated Fair Trade Shabbat this year. Thanks to Teri Jedeikin for organizing this great event and sending us a report to share with you. Next year's Fair Trade Shabbat is scheduled for May 9, 2015.

NEW Kippot from Mayan Hands

NEW Fabric Kippot/YarmulkeThis is a first for Fair Trade Judaica - a new product designed by one of our Guatemala trip participants! In 2013, Shirley Waxman, an accomplished artist from Rockville, MD was on our trip and saw a bag of “scrap” material in the Mayan Hands warehouse in Guatemala City. She took it home and created a new design for kippot, using beautifully hand loomed fabric. We are excited to let you know that our first shipment has just arrived, and are available for purchase on our FTJ website.

2015 Guatemala Trip

Guatemala 2014 Group At Hot Springs
Let us know if you're interested in joining us on our 3rd annual Fair Trade Judaica trip to Guatemala! We will be going sometime in late January-early February 2015, and hope to have the final dates set by mid-July. Here's what we did on our 2014 trip!

Volunteer with FTJ

Volunteer with FTJ Help FTJ grow to the next level! We're seeking volunteers to help us with:
  • Social Media
  • On-line Sales
  • Outreach
We'd love to have you join us – contact Ilana if you're interested!

Fair Trade News

New Report on Fairtrade Cocoa in West AfricaFairtrade cocoa farmers in West Africa are using their Fair Trade Premium payments to invest in their farms, crop infrastructure and communities. They need deeper, long-term partnerships to plan efficiently and consistently provide programs for their communities - our increased demand for Fair Trade cocoa will help solve this problem.

Send Your Graduate off with Blessings

Blessing FlagAt a recent fair, 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.

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