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January 2017 Newsletter
  Tevet 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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Thank you to everyone who made year-end donations! Your generosity is helping Fair Trade Judaica work with artisans and farmers around the world to lift themselves out of poverty, bringing them dignity and self-sufficiency. With your support, we are designing many new Judaica products and launching our Fair Trade Synagogue program. If you haven’t yet made a donation, we’d appreciate your support.
 
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Fun (and delicious) Ways to Use any Uneaten Gelt

Guilt-free Gelt If there’s any chance that there are some chocolate coins remaining after Chanukah, we’ve put together a list of delicious ways to use the gelt – let us know if you have other ideas and we’ll add them to the list.

NEW PRODUCT – Peace Salaam Shalom Banner

We’re so excited to share our new Peace Salaam Shalom banner, woven on a backstrap loom in Guatemala. We designed it for the inspiring Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s conference.
Peace Salaam Shalom banner

Fair Trade Fruits and Nuts for Tu B’shvat

Fruit and Nut BasketTu B’shvat begins on Friday evening, February 10, as we celebrate all the gifts that trees bestow upon us. What better way to celebrate than eating organic and fair trade fruits and nuts? Fair Trade Judaica has compiled a list for your eating pleasure, including several chocolate covered choices!

Tree of Life Plates and Bowls

FTJ co-designed these new Tree of Life plates and bowls with Venture Imports; made out of kisii stone in Kenya, these individually painted pieces add beauty and whimsy to any room. Great for serving fruits and nuts at your Tu B’Shvat Seder!
Tree of Life Kisii Stone Plate Tree of Life Kisii Stone Bowl

Follow Us as We Travel in Guatemala

Guatemala 2014 Group At Hot Springs
We have a fabulous group of people joining us for our fourth trip to Guatemala in February, including two returnees from last year’s trip! Can’t wait to see many of the artisans we first met five years ago, design new products for you, and spend Shabbat and Tu B’shvat with the Jewish community in Guatemala City. Follow us on Facebook as we post our daily adventures!

FTJ with Hebrew Union College Students

How FTJ Helped Enhance Jewish Cultural ProgrammingThanks to Simon Stratford at Hebrew Union College who invited Fair Trade Judaica’s participation in their college Shabbat program. You can read all about it in the FTJ Blog post.

Fair Trade Kosher Chocolate Fundraising

Equal Exchange Chocolate barRaise money for your synagogue, religious school, or any Jewish organization, enjoy delicious chocolate, and do a mitzvah, all at the same time! Fair Trade Judaica has partnered with Equal Exchange and T’ruah to bring you the only fundraising program using fair trade (child labor free) and Kosher for Passover chocolate. Information and ordering materials are available on the Equal Exchange website.

Fair Trade Shabbat 2017

Fair Trade Shabbat 2017 is scheduled for Friday/Saturday May 12-13, Parshat Emor. Please contact Ilana for more details.

Fair Trade News

Ben and Jerry FarmerIn 2015, Ben & Jerry's paid $1,895,778 in fair trade social premiums to small-scale farmers and farming co-ops around the world! They source fair trade certified sugar, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and bananas.

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