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Jewish Fair Trade Project

Started in 2014, the Jewish Fair Trade Project is a partnership between Equal Exchange and T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. The partnership, initially launched by Fair Trade Judaica, assists Jewish institutions and individuals in purchasing kosher and Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate while supporting Jewish communal efforts to end modern-day slavery and to support worker justice. Organizations can purchase these products at discounted wholesale case prices for their use, as well as for fundraising.

How to Use Fairly TradedCoffee, Tea & Chocolate

Equal Exchange brings you high-quality kosher coffee, tea and cocoa products — always paying farmers fairly. You can order over the phone, or by making an account for your synagogue or organization on our web store. Make sure to select "Jewish" from the "Coffee Project" drop down menu during registration — each purchase you make earns credit for T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. There are many ways to share these delicious products in your community.

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at meetingsat other gatherings and eventsat synagogue

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Chocolate Host Box

Give your community access to fairly-traded products at
Alternative Gift MarketsFundraisersPassover with our Kosher for Passover Program

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Delegation in Nicargua

There are other ways to get involved! Start a Buying Club to save money by sharing full cases of coffee, tea and chocolate. Sell Organic and ethically-sourced products at your local Farmer's Market. Or join us on a Delegation to visit coffee farmers.

Best of OurResources

Download Kosher Product & Pricelist          Jewish Fair Trade Project Presentation

Please note that only the products specified on this product list are part of the Jewish Fair Trade Project and approved by T'ruah.


Fair Trade and Community: Watch now >>      Women in the Coffee Supply Chain: Watch now >>      Why Fair Trade Chocolate Matters: Watch now >>

Take a look at our other Educational Resources here >>

Meet T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

T'ruah brings a rabbinic voice and the power of the Jewish community to protecting and advancing human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.

As part of the Jewish Fair Trade Project, the Small Farmer Fund is one way that Equal Exchange and Jewish congregations work together to support small farmer projects in coffee growing regions around the world.

For each pound of fairly traded coffee, tea and chocolate congregations purchase through the Jewish Fair Trade Project, $0.15 cents per pound goes to T'ruah. That Fund amounted to $921.39 in 2019. The money is used to advance human rights in North America, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, including supporting T'ruah's work to end human trafficking. The Project conducts an annual campaign with Equal Exchange, linking the issue of trafficked child labor to Passover (a Jewish holiday celebrating the time of liberation); this includes Haggadah supplements, other readings, recipes, as well as the offering of Kosher for Passover chocolate.

Visit the T'ruah website

Order Jewish Fair Trade Project pamphlets for your congregation (or download one here).

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