Our kippot are back! We just bought 145, with gorgeous new colors. Three colors are in the pillbox style, and two in the smaller size.
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, rust/gray, 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 small ones do need a clip. We also have a few black ones (pillbox style) and miscellaneous ones from an old shipment.
Better-Than-Fair Trade: Most of the purchase price for these kippot goes directly to the community that produced them — $10 for the pillbox style and $7 for the small ones.
Under One Canopy
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.