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May 2016 Newsletter
  Nissan-Iyar 5776
 

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

Fair Trade Shabbat 2016 Save Friday/Saturday May 13-14 for this year's Fair Trade Shabbat program (Parshat Kedoshim). 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!

NEW Jewish Healing Flags

Jewish Healing Flags
So excited to share these new Jewish Healing Flags from Nepal with you! We were just about to finish the design when the devastating earthquakes hit there a year ago; it's taken a while but we just received our first shipment. The inspiration for these Jewish Healing Flags emerged from repeated requests by people who saw our Jewish Blessing Flags and wanted just the "Healing Blessing Flag" to give to a friend or relative. Let us know what you think!

Gifts for Simchas

Spring is the time of graduations, confirmations, weddings and more. Here are some beautifully handmade fair trade ways to celebrate all these simchas: Decorate with our Mazel Tov papel picado (paper cut) banner made in Chiapas, Mexico. Measuring 13 feet long, it includes 10 individual flags of five different designs.
Mazel Tov banner
Beautiful gifts for newlyweds: Hand painted Home Blessings and Kiddush Set, from Chile, and gorgeous hand carved tzedakah boxes from India.
Home Blessings Kiddish Set Tzedakah Box
 
Meaningful gifts for B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmands: wire and bead menorahs from South Africa, hand carved Torah yad from Bali, wire and bead Torah yad from South Africa.
Bicycle Menorah Hand-carved Torah Yad Wire and Bead Torah Yad

Come Visit Us

FTJ on the Road We’ll be travelling around the country the next few months at Jewish fairs and conferences – come visit us if we’re in your area! We have lots of new products to share, including our new Jewish Healing Flags, B’nai Mitzvah Collection, organic baby onesies and Tree of Life kisii stone bowls and plates.

Blog – “The Secret Pain”

Boy and CocoaWe’re grateful to Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg of the Rabbinical Assembly for this inspirational drash in honor of Fair Trade Shabbat 2016.

Coffee for Shavuot

Getting ready for a Shavuot night of study and revelation on June 11? Don’t forget the fair trade coffee, tea and cocoa to sustain you! Jewish organizations can order at wholesale prices through our Jewish Fair Trade Partnership with Equal Exchange and T’ruah.
Coffee, Tea and Cocoa

Fair Trade News

Sindyanna of Galilee LogoGold is an essential material in many of today’s gadgets, with the electronics industry being the third largest consumer of gold globally, after jewellery and the financial sector. A Dutch social enterprise has created the first Fairtrade gold supply chain for consumer electronics – will other mobile phone companies follow suit?

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