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Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

More Trader Joe’s Attacked for Stocking Foods Made in Israel

Posted by cbdyag on August 21, 2009

Dear Friends,

We just received information about anti-Israel activities up the Peninsula.
It seems that anti-Israel protesters have entered local Trader Joe’s stores
throughout the Bay Area and bombarded customers and store managers with
propaganda. These activists have been vandalizing Israeli products by
disfiguring them with labels depicting an Israeli orange that is half a hand
grenade and stickers that read “Don’t Buy into Apartheid; Boycott Israeli
Goods.” You can get a sense of their activities from a nasty video on
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN1-OUP62CQ. We must counter this
vicious campaign of delegitimization of Israel, and and support Trader Joe’s
against this intimidation.

We urge you to respond as many Jewish communities have: let’s show our
support of Trader Joe’s by buying Israeli products along with our usual
purchases for the week. Let’s join with Peninsula Temple Sholom in
Burlingame, Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, and Peninsula Sinai
Congregation in Foster City. On Sunday, August 23, at 11:00 a.m. and then
again on Wednesday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m., visit your local Trader Joe’s
store and buy these products. Be sure to thank the Managers and Assistant
Managers for their support and for stocking Israeli products. Also thank
them for the forthright response of the Trader Joe’s company. Earlier this
summer, a spokesperson told the press, “Trader Joe’s will not be used as a
political tool, and we will not remove any products under pressure from any
group. We believe our customers are smart and capable enough to make their
own choices.”

We concur with the statement from the Peninsula group, “Our goal is to
support Trader Joe’s and to show our deep appreciation that they continue to
stock Israeli products and are not bowing to the pressure of anti-Israel
organizations and sentiments.”

Local stores are found at:

Campbell
1875 Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA  95008
Phone:   408-369-7823

Los Altos
2310 Homestead Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94024
Phone:  408-245-1917

Los Gatos
15466 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA  95032
Phone  408-356-2324

Morgan Hill
17035 Laurel Road
Morgan Hill, CA  95037
Phone:  408-778-6409

Mountain View
590 Showers Dr.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone:  650-917-1013

San Jose
7250 Bollinger Rd.
San Jose, CA 95129
Phone:  408-873-7384

635 Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone:  408-298-9731

5353 Almaden Expressway #J-38
San Jose, CA  95118
Trading Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Phone:  408-927-9091

5269 Prospect
San Jose, CA  95129
Trading Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Phone:  408-446-5055

Sunnyvale
727 Sunnyvale/Saratoga Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA  94087
Phone:  408-481-9082

The products from Israel are:
• Harvest Grains Israeli Couscous
• Pastures of Eden Feta Cheese
• Dorot garlic, cilantro and basil cubes (frozen food section)

Thank you,

Rabbi Daniel Pressman
Rabbi Aaron Schonbrun

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2 Responses to “More Trader Joe’s Attacked for Stocking Foods Made in Israel”

  1. Dror H. said

    Thanks you for helping fighting this sick anti-Israeli boycott.

  2. Yadon Arad said

    How do I help??

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