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December 2014 Newsletter
  Kislev/Tevet 5775

FTJ envisions a world where 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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Your tax deductible gift helps us provide assistance and support to fair trade artisans around the world, so that they, their families and communities can live with economic and social stability.


New Online Store and Sale

Farming/Gardening MenorahWe are delighted to announce that we have completely reinvented our FTJ online store. We've added new products, better images and more options. The new store is much better for mobile devices as well. We are celebrating by offering our popular new Farming/Gardening Menorahs at 20% off - supplies are limited! Chanukah is just two weeks away...

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! 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. Just a few places left!!! Contact Ilana for details.

Get Your Guilt Free Gelt!

Guilt-free GeltChanukah starts in two weeks, so it's time to order your delicious fair trade Chanukah gelt before they run out (they have for the past two years!). Fair Trade Judaica is partnering again 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. Ten percent (10%) of your purchase will go Fair Trade Judaica and T'ruah to support our education work on fair trade.
For WHOLESALE purchases, set up your account and place your order here. Please use promo 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.

Wire and Bead Menorahs

Our fabulous collection of beautifully handcrafted wire and bead menorahs has expanded. Our new Farming/Gardening menorah shows off a plentitude of pollinators in addition to our already beloved Gecko, Crocodile, Tree of Life, Elephant, and Bicycle Menorahs. Click here to order online.
Farming/Gardening Menorah Bicycle Menorah at FTJ's secure online store

Chanukah Banners

Chanukah Banner at FTJ's secure online storeFair Trade Judaica teamed up with Casa Bonampak to create a unique and durable papel picado (hand paper cut) Chanukah banner, made in Chiapas using traditional hammer and chisel work. It features 5 panels repeated twice (dreidel, a menorah, Happy Chanukah, flask of oil, Chag Sameach) in sparkling blue and metallic.

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