Kippa purple Kippa green
Kippa blue SKIppa black
Kippa orange Kippa russett
Kippa orange

Fair Trade
Kippot
from Uganda

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The good news: We now have 6 colors in large pillbox size — blue, purple, orange, russett, green, black. Also two in smaller size, bluewhite and blue-maroon.

The bad/good news: The price has now gone up. I used to pay $10 each; now I pay $15. Sara Nagabala, the woman I deal with in Uganda, says this is partly because of an increased price of yarn since my last order in 2017, but mostly because the women in the crafts workshop wanted to get paid more. I really cannot argue with that. And I hope you'll be willing to pay $16.95 for these beautiful kippot. I make nothing on these items; I sell these to support a struggling community.

The Abayudaya of Uganda are one of these amazing groups that keep surprising us from the “margins” of the Jewish world. They started living as Jews about 1920, after their leader (Semel Kakungulu) rejected the New Testament and embraced the Old. They never converted — like Ruth of old, they just began to follow the Jewish path. Contact with occasional western Jews starting in the 1920’s brought them more in line with modern Jewish practices. You can learn more at Kulanu.org.

These handcrafted acrylic knit kippot are their work, and with each purchase you help this community in a small way. Available (from upper left) in purple/white, green/white, blue/white, black/white, orange/white, russett/white and small sizes blue/white and maroon/blue. The large ones are a “pillbox” style, which means they don't fall off and don't need clips. The new batch are about 6.5" diameter. The small ones do need a clip.

Better-Than-Fair Trade: Most of the purchase price for these kippot goes directly to the community that produced them — $15 for the pillbox style and $7 for the small ones. And I pay in advance, so I hope you'll get me off the hook!

 

Under One Canopy

Under One Canopy

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Kulanu (“all of us” in Hebrew) is a non-profit founded in 1994 to support isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world, many of whom have long been disconnected from the worldwide Jewish community.

Under One Canopy is their work, a collection of essays, poems, and reflections from members of these communities.