Tag Archives: chocolate
LB table 2015

So much Chanukah funakah!

The Chanukah story is one of the fight by the Maccabees for religious freedom from the Greek-Syrian oppression. We take eight days to increase the lights on our chanukiah, eat fried foods, and celebrate miracles and our freedoms. This time of year especially, our consumer choices also allow us the opportunity to live our values […]

shelling cocoa beans

Guilt Free Gelt: Creating a fair trade Chanukah

Chanukah is a holiday that celebrates the fight against oppression and injustice. To add elements of sweetness to our celebration, we’ll explore making our own chocolate, from bean to bar, and how we can observe the holiday in a way that provides freedom for others and dedicate ourselves to fair treatment and trade. Nobody turned away […]

Guilt Free Gelt: A Fair Trade Chocolate Workshop

As we learn to make our very own chocolate from scratch, starting with the bean, we will also learn about the importance of fair-trade products in the context of Chanukah, a holiday that cries out against oppression. We will learn about making empowered choices that support workers’ rights today, bringing ancient texts to bear on […]