Become a Fairtrade Synagogue
Unfair trade rules continue to lock millions of people in the developing world in poverty. Two billion people – a third of humanity – work hard to support themselves yet still struggle 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 packed educational resource with Jewish sources on poverty and sustainability, activity ideas that your school, synagogue or workplace can get involved in, and a list of Kosher Fairtrade products. You can also order free copies by email.
Sachar Hogan: Hebrew Fairtrade Guide - To download click here