Sindyanna of Galilee is a women-led association that operates in the Arab population of northern Israel. We produce award-winning fair trade organic olive oil, za'atar spice mixes, carob syrup, almonds, honey, olive oil soaps and handicraft made by Arab women in the Galilee region.
We strive to strengthen the economy of the Arab-Palestinian population in general and to enhance the empowerment of Arab women in particular. Our organization is a unique Arab-Jewish cooperation which shows that a solution to the Middle East conflict begins with creating real economic opportunities.
Sindyanna at the Sunbula Holiday Bazaar
On Nov. 23 we participated in the holiday bazaar for Fair Trade held by Sunbula at the French Cultural Center in Jerusalem. Dozens of manufacturing organizations from the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem participated in the annual event. The colorful and rich event was orchestrated by Linda and Shirabe from Sunbula, who spread their smiles all over the place and created a good atmosphere.
The products on sale were mainly Palestinian handicrafts and embroidery articles, local delicatessen (such as jams, sweet and salty pastries), hand made jewelry and gifts. Our stand presented the products of the joint project Fair Trade Fair Peace, which is a cooperation with the Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans organization and the Italian organization COSPE. This is a unique cooperation of Israeli, Palestinian and international organizations.
Read more about the project in general and about the lovely bazaar in particular.
Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving!
Our friends at LUSH put together a lovely Happy Hanukkah gift package. It includes their Olive Branch shower gel which is made using Sindyanna's Fair Trade olive oil. You can also watch the video they made about Sindyanna on the right hand side of our patners page.
On this occasion we would like to wish a very Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving to all our friends!
Greetings from Anuga
As mentioned below, we're at the Anuga food fair in Koln, Germany this week. It is the biggest in the world and we are exhibiting our olive oil and za'atar in Hall 2.1 Stand C25.
We're also unveiling our new logo, tagline and overall look & feel (soon to be our web site as well). Tell us what you think on our Facebook page where you can also see plenty of other pictures of us in action.
Sindyanna at Anuga (5-9 October in Cologne)
I am very happy to announce that we will be participating in the Anuga food fair in Cologne, Germany from the 5th to 9th of October 2013. We will be in Hall 2.1, Stand No. C28/D25.
We will be presenting our special story: a Fair Trade business founded by Jewish and Arab women, showcasing our range of award winning olive oils, and introducing the latest addition to our line - delicious Olive Oil with Za'atar.
Promoting Fair Trade Fair Peace project in Italy
In September, Osnat Shperling represented Sindyanna of Galilee in the delegation to promote the Fair Trade Fair Peace project in Italy. The delegation toured and met with interested parties, and presented the project to diverse audiences in several cities and counties. There were stands of the project in some fairs, and meetings were held with representatives of women organizations and Fair Trade stores owners interested in distributing the products and supporting the project. Other participants in the delegation included Suzan Sahori from BFTA organization, Carlo Mileti from Cooperazione Equo e Solidale in Lecce, and Gianni Toma, representative of the Italian organization COSPE.
In the picture: the delegation is presenting the project at a meeting in Forli, Italy
A seal of quality for Sindyanna's olive oil
The seal of quality for Israeli olive oil, under the supervision of the Olive Board in Israel's Plants Production and Marketing Board, is backed by stringent quality checks and laboratory tests. The seal is the consumer's guarantee for a high-quality, healthy olive oil. Our oil has been awarded this seal of quality. Look on our page (Hebrew) in Council for Plants website.
Sindyann'a Olive Oil wins another medal!
The olive oil marketed by Sindyanna of Galilee has won a Prestige Gold Medal in Terra Olivo competition 2013 in Jerusalem. It is the 4th time in a row that Sindyanna's fair trade olive oil wins this award in one of the most important olive oil competitions in the world.
5 Star Fair Trade Rating for Sindyanna
Sindyanna of Galilee recieved the highest Fair Trade certification from IMO, one of the first and most renowned international bodies for inspection, certification and quality assurance of sustainable products which provides reliable quality control services and certification of organic, eco-friendly and socially-responsible products.
Delicious Recipe Using Sindyanna's Products
Sindyanna is not only the Scottish Church's partner in the Scots Grove, but also supplies products to the Scots Hotel in Tiberias. To see how Anat Ottolenghi, the hotel's chef, uses Sindyanna's olive oil and za'atar, head over to YouTube. In the video she prepares the perfect dish for these hot summer days - goat cheese wrapped in bread crumbs and za'atar, deep fried in olive oild, and served on a bed of goat milk yogurt and mint. Enjoy!
Organic olive groves
Sindyanna of Galilee has initiated a number of projects based on our core values of land preservation, environmental considerations, and commerce according to the principles of fair trade. read more
Interview with a Basketweaving Workshop Participant
Michal Zilberberg has been participating in the joint weaving course for Jewish and Arab women in Kfar Manda since October 2012. She lives in Kfar Saba, a mother of two adolescents, and does art work in hot glass, especially making beads. Michal really likes arts and crafts in general, such as knitting, sowing and yarn spinning, as well as playing the clarinet. Read the entire interview.