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April 2015 Newsletter
  Nissan/Iyyar 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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Fair Trade Shabbat

World Fair Trade Day 2015 LogoSave Saturday May 8-9 for this year's Fair Trade Shabbat celebration (Parshat Emor). Thousands of people around the world will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day, and Fair Trade Judaica has put together a unique program for synagogues and other groups to observe this day Jewishly. We are excited to partner with the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement, which is promoting this to their synagogues! Read about a program last year! Sign up here!

FTJ Event With Author
Betsy Teutsch in Oakland

100 Under $100 - Tools for Empowering Global WomenBe inspired by Betsy Teutsch and her new book, "100 Under $100 - Tools for Empowering Global Women" at a book launch party on Tuesday, April 28 in Oakland. The Book highlights tools that provide women a toe-hold to climb the ladder out of extreme poverty. This is also a fundraiser for Fair Trade Judaica, and Betsy is one of our much-appreciated board members! Contact ilana@fairtradejudaica.org for more information.

Beautiful Handmade Wedding Presents

Home Blessing Wall Hanging Lag B'Omer is May 5-6, the one day between Pesach and Shavuot when weddings are allowed! Fair Trade Judaica has several beautifully hand made fair trade products available at our online store, that would add elegance and a Jewish touch to a new home, including:
  • Mezzuzot
  • Home Blessings
  • Hamsah Sun Catchers
  • Tree of Life Plates

Bay Area Event with Ruth Messinger

FTJ is plesased to co-sponsor "Women Hold Up Half the Sky", a special Shabbat evening service at Congregation Beth El with AJWS. Ruth Messinger will discuss the challenges confronting women in developing countries - from poverty, to violence, to child marriage. The event is on Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm, 1301 Oxford Street in Berkeley.

Come Visit Us - We're Travelling

Fair Trade Judaica will be on the road this spring, introducing you to new beautifully made fair trade made Judaica products! Come visit us!

Fair Trade News

Fair-Trade-Federation-Member-LogoOne of FTJ's staff highlights each year is attending the Fair Trade Federation conference, with hundreds of other fair trade organizations (non profits and businesses). This year was as inspiring as usual, meeting people committed to "fully" fair trade principles and creating new models of international trade – focused on the people who grow our food and make the products we use. Learn more about Fair Trade Federation membership, and why FTJ is a proud member.

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