2020 Virtual Fair Trade

B’nai Sholom Virtual Fair Trade/Judaica Sale – 2020

(What – no Fair Trade Fair/Judaica Sale this year?)

Although we cannot gather at B’nai Sholom for a vibrant day in support of our partners in the Fair Trade and BSRC Communities,

 we are excited to announce a Virtual Sale

 in collaboration with three of our vendors.  Shop online and save on shipping!  Your purchases will made available via curbside pickup.

November 15th thru November 20th***

Mayan Hands:                       www.mayanhands.com                                   (fair trade)
Women’s Peace Collection:  www.womenspeacecollection.com                  (fair trade)
Eema’s Beads:                     :  www.eeemas-beads.com                                  (BSRC)                          

(***If shopping on November 20th, we respectfully ask that you finalize purchases prior to shabbat)

How do you do this?  Just shop as normal via the websites specified above.  At checkout, use your own payment/billing information, the discount code below, and the temple’s shipping address.

    Gift/Discount Code:   SHOLOM                   (this eliminates shipping charges)

    Shipping Address:     B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation
                          420 Whitehall Road
                          Albany, New York   12208

 BSRC Curbside Pickup         Nov 24th:    4 PM to 6 PM                Nov 25th:     10 AM to 12 PM

(Unable to come to the temple?  Contact Ellie Davis at 518 466-2838 or davisj0726@gmail.com to
arrange home delivery by a fundraising committee member).

Please see the following important message by our neighbors at Mayan Hands:

We hope that all of you and your families are doing well and staying strong at these most challenging times.  Every year at this time, we get ready for our big fair-trade sale at B’nai Sholom.  This sale, and all of our local holiday sales are a lifeline for our artisan partners in Guatemala, even more so now that they are on a strict lockdown because of COVID-19 and find it difficult to provide for their families. Unfortunately, we can’t have a sale in person this year.  We will miss it as we so have enjoyed sharing our stories and products with you. Through several years you have supported our artisan partners. More than purchasing a beautiful handcrafted item, you have helped them transcend extreme poverty, gain a voice in their communities, protect their environment and continue living within the cultural traditions they cherish. Because they are earning a fair return for their work, their children can attend school and will have a brighter future.

In lieu of a holiday sale at the synagogue, please consider going to our website, www.mayanhands.org,  or the website of The Women’s Peace Collection, www.womenspeacecollection.com where you can find everything you have seen in previous years and more, and buy gifts for your family and loved ones.  There are a lot of lovely new products!  Through your fair trade purchases, you will continue partnering with these hardworking and talented women, help them to feed their families and bring dignity and hope to their communities.  

B'nai Sholom Albany NY