Oct 10, 2013

From Fair-Trade Judaica: Guilt-free Gelt, Tagline Contest, Guatemala Trip, and More!

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October 2013 Newsletter
  Cheshvan 5774, October 2013

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FTJ envisions a world in which 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 Kosher Chanukah Gelt

Divine Chocolate Dark GeltWe are excited to let you know that Divine Chocolate is partnering with Fair Trade Judaica again this year - for every purchase of their delicious milk or dark chocolate Chanukah gelt YOU buy (wholesale and retail), they will donate 10% of sales to support FTJ's educational efforts when you use promo code FTJUDAICA at checkout! We'll also enter your name into a raffle to win one of our beautifully handmade wire and bead menorahs from South Africa. Here's the info.

Guilt-free Gelt Tagline Contest

Guilt-free Gelt Tagline Contest DetailsJoin the fun and help us find the perfect tagline for our Guilt-free Gelt Chanukah campaign! The winner will receive a treasure trove of delicious Fair Trade gelt and have their winning entry used on our website and outreach materials! Deadline is midnight October 25. Submit your entry!

Join our 2014 Guatemala Trip

2014 Guatemala Trip DetailsFair Trade Judaica's inaugural 2013 trip to Guatemala was a major success, and we're looking forward to traveling there again January 30-February 12, 2014. This is a unique opportunity to spend Shabbat with the Jewish communities in Guatemala City, meet Fair Trade artisan groups who make beautiful Judaica products, and visit major cultural and historical sites. Experience firsthand the positive impact that Fair Trade has on the artisans and their communities. We'll be able to see several new products that were inspired from our first visit (pine needle challah trays, new challah covers, and more). Sample itinerary, logistics, and info can be found here.

Visit us in DC, Philly, and Brooklyn

Chocolate and Jewish Values EventFTJ will be on the road in early November, so come visit us!
Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville is sponsoring an entire weekend, November 1-3, devoted to fair trade, chocolate, and the Jewish connection! Come listen to interesting talks, watch a documentary DVD followed by a chocolate tasting, and find wonderful handmade fair trade items at an afternoon market.
Ilana Schatz, founding director of FTJ, will be speaking on "Guilt-Free Gelt: How & Why Our Food Choices Matter" at Kol Tzedek, November 6. The talk is part of the Feinstein Center's (Temple University) "What's Your Food Worth Series."
FTJ is joining with Brooklyn synagogues and other organizations to host a special Chanukah fair on Sunday, November 10. A great place to buy interesting fair trade menorahs, beautifully handmade and paraffin free fair trade Chanukah candles, and more, listen to music, and just have a good time! For more info, contact ilana@fairtradejudaica.org

New Brocade Challah Cover

We saw the first design of this new Mayan Hands Brocade Challah Cover on our trip to Guatemala last year, and it's really beautiful! Handwoven on a backstrap loom, it comes in three color designs and will add elegance and beauty to your Shabbat table.
Brocade Challah Cover, Teal Brocade Challah Cover, Red Brocade Challah Cover, Purple

Fair Trade Calendar

2014 Fair Trade CalendarThe new 2014 Fair Trade Calendar is now available, featuring the 12 winning photos of fair trade artisans and farmers submitted from around the world. The calendar includes a "Where to Buy Fair Trade" section and stories about the positive impact fair trade makes in the lives of thousands of people around the world. Discounts are available for multiple copies.

October is Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month DetailsDuring Fair Trade Month, people across the US come together to learn about, celebrate, and promote Fair Trade. You can enter a raffle to win a basket for Fairtrade goodies, find lots of information to learn more, join events around the country, share your passion about fair trade, and more! Check out our Facebook page for almost daily news and announcements.

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