Monday, November 27, 2006
Gelt without Guilt (or maybe less guilt?)
From the homies:
Gelt . . . Without Guilt! Does the holiday frenzy and focus on consumerism get you down? Join us to prepare for a joyful, socially-conscious holiday season. Come browse fair trade and sweatshop-free gifts, taste delicious organic latkes (with recipes to take home), and reflect on how Jewish ethical traditions can help us have a meaningful Chanukah. Date: Wednesday, November 29th Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7 p.m. Location: 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Lehrhaus Judaica Reutlinger Center Rabbi Bridget Wynne will facilitate a brief discussion connecting social justice, Jewish values, and ethical consumerism. Following the discussion you will have a chance to browse and purchase gifts (at a discount) from local and online fair trade stores, so we suggest that you bring some gelt to get your holiday shopping done early! Beautiful artisan wares and fair trade food will be on site from Global Goods Partners, World of Good, Global Exchange, Thanksgiving Coffee, and others. Sponsored by the AJWS and AVODAH Alumni Partnership, Progressive Jewish Alliance, JGate, and 510: Calling All East Bay Jews.