Mitzvah day

Mitzvah day 2015 in pictures

November 26, 2015
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Mitzvah day: Cooking up new ways to help those in need

November 26, 2015

As the teenager who was too busy to be bothered to cook and learn the "family food secrets" from my mum, I now love nothing more than being in the Alyth kitchen with a group of fabulous volunteers who chop, fry, mix and simply come together to cook on Mitzvah Day.

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Their biggest gift is blood

By Rosa Doherty, November 26, 2015

Gap year students in Israel gave a crucial Mitzvah Day donation - their blood.

The 37 teenagers who donated blood at Magen David Adom's Jerusalem headquarters last Friday were the first from Britain since the "mad cow disease" outbreak in the 1990s. Israel is now accepting blood from Britons born in 1997.

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It's a perfect 10 as 25,000 join in UK good deeds

By Barry Toberman, November 26, 2015

Mitzvah Day founder and chair Laura Marks concedes that her yearly summation is always "it's the best yet". But with an estimated 40,000 people around the globe participating in the tenth edition - 25,000 in the UK - Ms Marks argues that "it is not only the numbers but the quality of projects" that demonstrate the progression of the day of good deeds.

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Orient stars enjoy their home victory

November 19, 2015

There was a "home" fixture for Leyton Orient footballers Sam Ling and Scott Kashket when they visited Jewish Care's Vi and John Rubens House in Redbridge as the club's Mitzvah Day contribution.

The players chatted with residents, staff and volunteers and handed out tickets for an upcoming Orient game.

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Cameron and Sturgeon hail volunteer army

November 19, 2015

David Cameron has given a ringing endorsement to Mitzvah Day, hailing it as "a powerful movement for change, harnessing the enthusiasm of thousands of people who want to give their time to make a difference in their communities.

"It is remarkable that, this year, over 37,000 volunteers will support hundreds of causes, from transforming local community spaces to supporting elderly and vulnerable

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Heart and soles: JC project provides footwear for refugees worldwide

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2015

The JC's own Mitzvah Day project was completed on Monday as staff visited the Gift charity's Hendon warehouse to help pack barely worn footwear for its Step Up scheme.

Through Step Up - the brainchild of Hasmonean pupil Noah Rubin, 14 - almost 3,500 pairs of shoes have been cleaned and distributed to refugees in countries as far afield as Kurdistan, asylum seekers and those in London homeless s

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Songs of Praise gets a taste of collaborative work

By Rosa Doherty, November 12, 2015

In front of a camera crew from BBC's Songs of Praise, Christians and Jews cooked for the homeless in an early Mitzvah Day activity at JW3's Finchley Road premises.

Respective favourites such as mince pies and apple strudel were on the menu and participants swapped cookery tips.

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MPs display the 'write' stuff for social action

November 12, 2015

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, Tory Party deputy chair Robert Halfon and shadow health minister Luciana Berger were among MPs who took part in a Mitzvah Day social action project in a packed Commons committee room.

The MPs wrote cards to staff at various charities, thanking them for their contribution to society.

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