Mitzvah day

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.


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


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


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.


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.


What's happening for Leeds Mitzvah Day

November 11, 2015

The Leeds Jewish community is running a raft of activities on Mitzvah Day.


They're making an early start for tea

November 5, 2015

Mitzvah Day came early for north Londoner Simon Murray, who led what the organisation claims was the first event of its 2015 programme - a tea on Sunday for Jewish Care service users.

Mr Murray 31, has been organising similar events for the charity's clients but wanted to do something on a grander scale for Mitzvah Day.


Looking north for mitzvot

October 8, 2015

Mitzvah Day is looking to increase its regional programme with the appointment of science student Aviva Khan as its first Manchester-based fieldworker.

Ms Khan, 22, has long been involved in charitable and social action projects - and organisations including Bnei Akiva, Gift and Manchester's leading welfare charity, The Fed.


Government minister Baroness Williams to attend launch of Jewish-Muslim women’s group

By Sandy Rashty, September 21, 2015

Communities Minister Baroness Williams will speak at the formal launch of a Jewish-Muslim women’s group next month.

The Tory peer is set to welcome the launch of government-backed initiative Nisa-Nashim, an interfaith body aiming to strengthen relations between the two communities.