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The Heberew concept of Tikkun Olam becomes a reality for a large group of Mayan Women. Kippots are crocheted by Mayan women who live in San Marcos, Guatemala, on the shores of Lake Atitlan. They began making kippot several years ago, thanks to the idea of a Maya Works volunteer who saw their crocheted hackeysacks and small purses. After a few lessons in how to make the kippot rounded and shaped, the women set to work creating this new product. Some months later, a volunteer realized that the Mayan women were unsure of what they were creating. A discussion ensued that talked about religious customs, both Mayan and Jewish, and explained the use and meaning of the kippot.
"The Maya women's creative designs and patterns have proved to be a perfect match for the kippot," says Jeannie Balanda, Executive Director of MayaWorks. "The women understand the religious significance of the kippot. They are a respectful culture and put a great deal of thought and care into the design and quality of the product."
Your purchase of these Mayan made kippot brings income to the artisans who create them--that means better food on their family table, better access to health care and school for their children. You can make a difference in the lives of a Mayan family!
..... A WORTHY AND COLORFUL MITZVAH MISSION FOR THE BAR/BAT MITZVAH! FOR YOUR GUESTS; A CONSTANT REMINDER OF TIKKUN OLAM!