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October 2016 Newsletter
  Tishrei 5777

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.


2017 Guatemala Trip

Guatemala 2014 Group At Hot Springs
Join us February 7 - 16 for our 4th annual Fair Trade Judaica trip to Guatemala! Highlights include visiting seven fair trade artisan groups making Judaica (kippot, tallitot, banners, baskets), trying out the backstrap loom, learning about the Mayan culture, and spending Shabbat with the Orthodox and Reform Jewish communities! We already have 3 people signed up, so contact us soon if you’re interested.

New FTJ Gift Cards

In response to your requests, Fair Trade Judaica is excited to announce that we now offer a selection of gift cards, ranging from $18 to $100, at our online store. It’s a great way to honor someone you care about and let them make the decision on what the perfect gift is.
FTJ Gift Cards

B’nai Mitzvah Synagogue
Gift Collection

FTJ’s Fair Trade B’nai Mitzvah Gift CollectionFor those of you connected with synagogues, Fair Trade Judaica has created a beautiful and unique collection of B'nai Mitzvah gifts – Kiddush cup, Candle sticks, Torah yads, Tzedakah Box – which are available at bulk rate when a minimum of ten pieces are purchased; includes a handout for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. You can purchase individual products as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift at our online store.

Guilt Free Gelt

We’ve ordered a lot more gelt this year so there will be enough for everyone who wants this delicious and ethically produced treat. Sales begin November 1. Guilt-free Gelt
The gelt is available in milk or dark chocolate, with OU Dairy Kosher certification. Each order comes with Guilt Free Gelt stickers to attach to mesh bags, a kavannah, and a recipe for making chocolate sufganiot.
For RETAIL purchases, visit our own Chanukah page. 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 fair trade education work.
Get started early and find our Guilt Free Gelt Chanukah Resources here, including recipes, songs, prayers and more.

Advocacy Action

Sustainable Fashion Did you see this article about sustainable fashion in The Huffington Post? If your favorite brands aren't following Fairtrade Standards, let them know it matters to you! (And tell them about the Fairtrade Textile program)

Jewish Blessing Flags

Fair Trade Judaica's Jewish Blessing Flags are made in Nepal. There are seven individual flags in the set, with blessings of Love, Compassion, Loving kindness, Peace, Healing, Respect, and Justice, based on ancient Jewish tradition. Give the gift of blessings to someone you care about.
FTJ's Jewish Blessing Flags

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