Narrow Bridge Candles

is creating Ritual Candles, Guides, Support and Political/Spiritual Analysis

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Narrowly Getting By
$6
per month

Select this amount if you: 

have significant barriers to financial resources and care deeply about this project.

This membership level may be right for you if:

-you have some expendable income but not much

-you don’t have access to financial savings 


*This is a sliding scale membership drive. To learn more about sliding scale please read through the ABOUT section below.


All members, regardless of membership level receive:

  • Seasonal access to artisanal hand-made 100% Beeswax Jewish ritual  candles in support of BDS of Israel (the store will open for a 2-4 week period once each season).
  • Access to limited edition offerings, giveaways, and digital content when capacity allows.
Bridging the Gap
$9
per month
Select this amount if you:
have some barriers to financial resources and care deeply about this project
This membership level may be right for you if:
-you have some expendable income
-you have limited access to savings. 


*This is a sliding scale membership drive. To learn more about sliding scale please read through the ABOUT section below.

All members, regardless of membership level receive:
  • Seasonal access to artisanal hand-made 100% Beeswax Jewish ritual  candles in support of BDS of Israel (the store will open for a 2-4 week period once each season).
  • Access to limited edition offerings, giveaways, and digital content when capacity allows.
Honoring Life
$18
per month
Receive a pair of 10” tapers!
Select this amount if you: 
have some access to financial resources and care deeply about this project.
This membership level may be right for you if:
-you have significant expendable income
-you have access to savings. 

*This is a sliding scale membership drive. To learn more about sliding scale please read through the ABOUT section below. 

All members, regardless of membership level receive:
  • Seasonal access to artisanal hand-made 100% Beeswax Jewish ritual  candles in support of BDS of Israel (the store will open for a 2-4 week period once each season).
  • Access to limited edition offerings, giveaways, and digital content when capacity allows.


photo credit Ari Gofman

226

patrons

$1,883

per month

About

Hello, everyone, this is Jonah your community chandler! I just wanted to say thank you so so much for being a Narrow Bridge Candles customer and community member over the years.

In its 10th year, Narrow Bridge Candles is transitioning to a more sustainable business model. We are running a membership campaign through Purim of 2020/5780. We hope you will take this opportunity to become a sustaining member of this community through Patreon today!

Thanks to YOUR commitment, Narrow Bridge Candles has been going strong for almost a decade! Together as a community we have:
  • made and burned over 250,000 candles (no wonder I am tired ;)).
  • raised nearly $10,000 for Palestinian self-determination and U.S. based struggles for racial justice and Indigenous sovereignty.
  • learned, practiced, and re-membered Jewish ancestral ritual technologies.
  • made an important disruption to the Zionist narrative that Judaism and Jewish practice are synonymous with zionism and Israel.
Currently, Narrow Bridge Candles depends on my unpaid labor, time, and energy. Your rural, queer, disabled candle-maker can’t continue to burn the candle at both ends; it's time for me to pull in closer the beautiful community we have built together over the past ten years. Just like small organic farmers ask their communities to invest in their success through Community Supported Agriculture, I am asking you to support Narrow Bridge Candles by becoming a sustaining member!

We are seeking to generate at least $2000 a month so Narrow Bridge Candles can continue in a more sustainable way into this next decade. 250 people pledging an average of $9 a month keeps the doors open, and patronage at a higher level supports my growth and development in ways that can deepen and broaden the ability of Narrow Bridge Candles to further fulfill its purpose of creating more and more space for ritual with integrity and liberatory potential.

I have been so honored to be your radical, rural, queer, disabled, beekeeping, handmade ritual candle-maker. There are ways I want to grow in my spiritual leadership, artistic and craftship development, and in the offerings of Narrow Bridge Candles. I am asking for you to support me in my growth and development and in the growth and development of Narrow Bridge Candles as we have strived to support you in your ritual and spiritual lives in the last 10 years.
We hope you will join Narrow Bridge Candles as a sustaining member today.
 
May these candles fuel flames of resistance everywhere.
May our hearts burn collectively with passion and commitment to justice.

Thank you so much for everything over the years!
jonah


**This is a sliding scale membership drive.
What is Sliding Scale? Sliding Scale ideally allows you to choose a membership level that feels both generous and financially accessible; people with class privilege and more access to resources select higher subscriptions making it possible to offer lower, more accessible membership levels as well. Membership at all levels gives access to the same offerings, though we will be sending different thank yous upon initial subscription during our membership drive.

Capitalism is the worst.
I wish we lived in a village together and we could trade bread and meat and vegetables and herbs and care to meet our collective needs and I’m holding tightly to that vision.
Unfortunately it’s pretty difficult to successfully run a small business making a "product." Especially when that business uses the high-quality materials and labor intensive processes required to craft ancient ritual technologies. This kind of endeavor is just not supported by capitalism. Lots of other businesses depend on large infusions of capital from banks, trust funds, family support and other such access to wealth (usually in a way that is not visible to the public). I don’t have a trust fund from which I can run Narrow Bridge Candles. Lots of people volunteer their labor to support Narrow Bridge Candles in the course of a year, I have borrowed a lot of money from my mom over the years, I’ve borrowed money from friends, I’ve borrowed money from a couple of individual lenders committed to resource redistribution for just projects, and in a lot of ways I’ve worked really hard and haven’t paid myself for a lot of that work. Also, candle work is physically demanding. There are certain parts of the work that I am physically unable to do alone so I pay someone to help me with those tasks. I need your help to continue.

I’m committed to the financial accessibility of ritual tools, in whatever ways I am able to make that possible AND I am trying to pay myself just wages.

Email [email protected] to access a $3/month membership for BIPOC, disabled, and folks with very low access to resources.

Follow @narrowbridgecandles on Instagram and turn on notifications for this account to hear about days the online store will be open to non-members in support of financial accessibility. And also just a reminder Narrow Bridge Candles has always and will continue to donate a portion of sales to important justice work!
Goals
$1,883 of $2,500 per month
$500/month jonah is able to pay rent and electricity for the physical Chandlery space.

$1000/month jonah is able to pay to maintain the virtual space- the website and the store which makes the offerings accessible to Narrow Bridge Candles members.

$1500/month jonah is able to pay an assistant to help with the physical tasks of maintaining the workshop, breaking up wax, lifting heavy boxes etc.

$2500/month ensures jonah is paid at least $15 an hour for their work with Narrow Bridge Candles.

More than $2500: jonah is paid to deepen the craftship, spiritual and ritual offerings of the project and to share them with you through this platform and the Narrow Bridge Candles store.
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