Become a Fairtrade Synagogue
Unfair trade rules continue to trap millions of people in the developing world in poverty. Two billion people – almost a third of humanity – work hard to support themselves, struggling to survive on £1 per day or less.
Through Fairtrade we are trying to help tip the balance of trade in favour of poor farmers and workers. Fairtrade also provides us as shoppers the opportunity to fulfil our responsibilities to our neighbours in our efforts of Tikkun Olam (healing the world).
You can apply to become a Fairtrade Synagogue if your synagogue council has agreed to meet the following goals:
- Use Fairtrade tea and coffee for all synagogue meetings for which you have responsibility.
- Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, juice and fruit.
- Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and other times of the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible.
To apply, simply download the Synagogue Application Form and return it by post to Fairtrade Synagogue Application, The Fairtrade Foundation, 3rd Floor, IBEX House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DN or by email.
A Jewish Guide to Fairtrade
A Jewish Guide to Fairtrade is a comprehensive educational resource, full of Jewish sources on poverty and sustainability, activity ideas that your school, synagogue or workplace can get involved in, as well as a list of Kosher Fairtrade products. You can also order free copies by email.
For more information about Fairtrade, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk
Sachar Hogan: Hebrew Fairtrade Guide - To download click here.
As part of the UK Jewish community’s Fairtrade Campaign, members of the Jewish Social Action Forum have produced Fairtrade cotton kippot. They are made of Fairtrade cotton yarn which has been ethically sourced and made by cooperatives in India. By purchasing these kippot you are ensuring that Fairtrade cotton farmers in the developing world can improve their livelihoods.
For more information go to www.fairtradekippot.org
To read more about the Jewish Fairtrade Campaign including our press coverage please click here
Fairtrade and Climate Change
For information on on why climate change is an issue for the Fairtrade movement click here.
Join in the campaign to make every cup of tea fairtrade, click here.
By turning your simcha or event fairtrade you are ensuring that whilst you celebrate, you are also improving the lives of the world’s poorest farmers in the developing world. Click here for some practical information that will help you to do this.