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February 2017 Newsletter
  Shevat-Adar 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.


Fair Trade Fruits and Nuts for Tu B’shvat

Fair Trade fruit and nut basket Tu 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!

FTJ Store Will Be Semi-open

FTJ LogoOur online store will be open and available for purchases while we’re traveling in Guatemala, but products may not all be shipped until February 17! If you have an immediate need, please contact ilana@fairtradejudaica.org

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. FTJ on FacebookFollow us on Facebook as we post our daily adventures! We’re also going to try a Facebook Live session, so stay tuned.

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.

FTJ at Rabbinic Conferences

FTJ on the Road We’re looking forward to seeing our rabbinic colleagues at the following conferences – and hope you’ll visit us at our vendor booth! We’ll have kippot, Torah yads, mezuzot, B’nai Mitzvah Gift Collection, and resources for your synagogue.

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

Trafficking ChildOver 20.9 million people are victims of forced labor and human trafficking and 5.5 million of those are children. Read this great article published by Fairtrade America describing how purchasing Fair Trade products helps end human trafficking. Our consumer choices DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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