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November 2014 Newsletter
  Cheshvan/Kislev 5775, November 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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Visit Guatemala with FTJ!

Guatemala 2014 Group At Hot Springs
Join us February 3 - 12 for our 3rd annual Fair Trade Judaica trip to Guatemala! We have finalized the itinerary - Highlights include meeting seven different artisan groups, designing new Judaica products, visiting hot springs and a rainforest coffee farm, learning about the Mayan creation story, and spending Shabbat with the Orthodox and Reform Jewish communities! Cost is $2,000 double occupancy, covers all in Guatemala costs except alcohol. Space is limited and time is short!!! Contact Ilana for details.

NEW Menorahs this year

Our fabulous collection of beautifully handcrafted wire and bead menorahs has expanded. NEW this year: Baby elephants, Garden pollinators, and Lion of Judah, in addition to our already beloved Gecko, Crocodile, Tree of Life, Dancing Children, and Bicycle Menorahs. Our shipment just arrived from South Africa. Click here for more information and to order online.
Farming/Gardening Menorah at FTJ's secure online store Baby Elephant Menorah at FTJ's secure online store

Fair Trade OU-D Chanukah Gelt
Now Available

Guilt-free GeltWe are excited to let you know that Fair Trade Judaica is again partnering with Divine Chocolate and T'ruah to bring you the best fair trade kosher gelt you've ever tasted! Available in milk or dark chocolate. This year, Chanukah gelt has OU-D Kosher certification - Shehechiyanu!!!
For RETAIL purchases, we have our own Chanukah page this year. You can purchase 1 bag of 13 coins, a 10 pack or a 30 pack.
For WHOLESALE purchases, set up your account and place your order here. Please use code guiltfreegelt at checkout, and Divine will donate 10% of sales back to Fair Trade Judaica and T'ruah to support our education work on fair trade.

Chanukah Banners

Chanukah Banner at FTJ's secure online storeDecorate your home with a beautiful 16 foot long Chanukah paper cut banner, composed of ten silver and blue metallic sheets, featuring a menorah, flask of oil, dreidel, and Happy Chanukah! It's made by hand in Chiapas, Mexico, using the traditional papel picado method of hammer and chisel.

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