In these dark times, as violence and hatred sweep our country, the Arab and Jewish women of Sindyanna are committed to our unity, and are resolved more than ever to fight for humanity and sisterhood beyond national and religious borders.
Our team and their families are safe but our hearts are broken. We’re all physically fine but emotionally devastated. The massacre carried out on October 7 in the southern communities of Israel exposed Hamas for what it is: not a liberation movement, not freedom fighters, but an organization of fanatics, twin to ISIS, spreading death and chaos.
But it is essential to distinguish between Hamas and the Palestinian people who have been suffocating for years under Israeli occupation, denied a just solution. Hamas does not represent the Palestinian people. It is clear that it cannot be a partner to any future solution; yet, the just war against Hamas must be conducted while upholding international law which prohibits harm to civilians.
Over the past 10 months, the Sindyanna team and our friends joined the hundreds of thousands of Israelis who have dedicated their time and energy to an extraordinary protest movement, against an extremist antidemocratic government. We struggled to build new foundations to an equal and just society that will ensure everyone’s rights, Palestinians and Israelis alike.
We thank all those of you who have reached out to express your concern about us. The outpouring of support we have received from our customers and friends around the world gives us hope as solidarity provides a clear answer to violence and barbarism.
We only wish we could find words of consolation for the victims of this immense tragedy, inflicted on Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. We wait for the day where peace and sanity prevail at long last across our region!
Israeli Producers Celebrate Record Year at World Competition
Olive Oil Times, the most-read source of information about olive oil, published a lengthy article about the record year that Israeli producers, including Sindyanna, had at the world’s most prestigious olive oil quality competition which was held in New York in May 2021.
In the Land of the Olive Tree: From Harvest to the Perfect Oil
Lovely article in Israel Today about how Sindyanna of Galilee has developed over more than 20 years from one small room to producing oil which is “nothing short of outstanding”, winning international prizes and selling all over the globe.
Among the World’s Best Olive Oils: An Israeli Olive Oil
Sindyanna of Galilee produces an olive oil that was included in a prestigious international list of the world’s best. In the “Israel Festival” currently celebrated by the American chain FAIRWAY, Sindyanna’s oil will be featured with many other blue-and-white products. An Israeli success story.
Sindyanna’s Green Day
We will be holding a Green Day at our visitors center to celebrate the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), featuring cross-cultural activities related to establishing a green, fair and sustainable economy. We hope to see you all there!
Together through interactive workshops, including basket making, hydroponic agriculture, paper recycling, and cross-border solidarity, we will seek answers to questions such as:
- What is an ecological basket?
- What can you do with palm fronds?
- Why and how do we recycle?
- How can we grow vegetables without soil?
- What is the connection between lettuce and women’s empowerment?
- Why Fair Trade?
We will also be running an arts and crafts fair which will feature products produced by Palestinian artisan members of BFTA. Following the workshops, we will share a delicious meal provided by recent graduates of Sindyanna’s catering course.
A simple wish for this holiday season – we hope that everyone who reads this will tell their family and friends about Sindyanna, and how every bottle of our Fair Trade Olive Oil encapsulates a taste of coexistence.
We speak different languages, yet we are united by endless colors and shades. Together, building bridges between cultures, we help bring Sindyanna’s new vision to life. This is how our olive oil creates hope.
This year’s olive harvest is happening on Saturday October 28 from 8am to 1pm, and everyone is welcome to join us. You can find more details in our harvest poster (in Hebrew).
Our latest video celebrates the launch of our new line of socially responsible Extra Hopeful Olive Oils at the fancy food show (June 25-27 in NYC). You can also read the related press release.
We’re proud to announce that two of Sindyanna’s organic varieties are among the #top10bestEVOO in Israel – #Surri is #5 and #Barne’a is #8. You can take a look at the full list on the EVOO World Ranking site.
Anyone who visited Sindyanna of Galilee in Kafr Qana on Saturday (March 4, 2017) was impressed by an unusual sight: some fifty Arab and Jewish women, including members of the Workers Advice Center (WAC-MAAN), women from Sindyanna, and members of the general public, all busily weaving baskets from date fronds. Read the full story about our unique Women’s Day event.
Ahead of this year’s anti-poverty week (October 16-22), Sindyanna stands by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) in our belief that the principles of Fair Trade are effective overarching tools to fight poverty, and their formula to eradicate poverty. Read more about our work with the WFTO.
Great coverage for Sindyanna in Forbes – “How Sindyanna of Galilee Sells Olive Oil and The Hope of Arab-Israeli Peace“. For this and other publications, click through to our Media Mentions page.
Although the best prize of all remains the highly gratifying experience of developing the local olive industry while enhancing the livelihood of Arab women and supporting numerous opportunities for coexistence, we have won multiple international and local awards over the past few years, which attest to the quality, flavor and excellence of our extra virgin olive oils. Below are just a few examples (the full list can be found on our Awards & Medals page):