Mitzvah day

Mitzvah Day shines

November 22, 2013

There is no finer institution in British Jewry than Mitzvah Day. An astonishing 30,000 people donated 90,000 hours of their time this year, showing that it’s not how much but just how you give that really makes a difference.

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Mitzvah Day 2013

By Sandy Rashty, November 22, 2013
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Our Mitzvah Day special: the green army reaches 30,000

By Charlotte Oliver, November 21, 2013

British Jewry went green at the weekend as volunteers around the country donned the standard issue Mitzvah Day T-shirts and cleaned, collected, cooked, painted, entertained (and much more) for the benefit of others.

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Mitzvah Day is getting even bigger

By Charlotte Oliver, November 18, 2013

Mitzvah Day organisers are anticipating the biggest ever turnout at the weekend with over 1,000 events in the UK and other activities around the globe. “It’s all grown enormously,” said Mitzvah Day’s communications

manager Atalia Cadranel.“We’re always expanding, galvanising new groups along the way.”

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As Archbishop of Canterbury, I'm a Mitzvah Day fan

By Justin Welby, November 15, 2013

Recently, I hosted a reception at Lambeth Palace for leaders of various faith traditions. We heard from the director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, the story of how, in 1756, Bishop Trevor, then Bishop of Durham, had bought a collection of paintings of Jacob and his sons by Francisco de Zurbaran.

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Faith in Mitzvah Day

November 11, 2013

In an early Mitzvah Day event, members of Hendon Reform Synagogue and the Hendon Mosque collected food and toiletries outside Morrisons supermarket in Queensbury in support of homeless charities.

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Mitzvah Day has a lot on its plate

By Sandy Rashty, July 8, 2013

High-end Mayfair tableware store Thomas Goode was the unlikely venue for a Mitzvah Day fundraiser on Tuesday evening.

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Goode launch for mitzvah day 2013

By Zoe Winograd, July 8, 2013

Mitzvah Day 2013 was launched at the Mayfair luxury tableware store, Thomas Goode. The 80 guests, friends and interfaith supporters of the day of good deeds heard guest speaker Chief Rabbi-elect Ephraim Mirvis speak about the importance of a “mitzvah”. The reception was donated by Thomas Goode chairman Rumi Verjee

Photos: Yakir Zur

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Mitzvah Day spreads the word

By Sandy Rashty, June 17, 2013

Four north-eastern local education authorities have incorporated Mitzvah Day into their syllabus.

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Mitzvah Day relocates

By Anna Sheinman, May 20, 2013

Mitzvah Day is moving to JW3, the new Jewish cultural centre in London’s Finchley Road.

It will transfer next month from JHub in West Hampstead to the JW3 building, which will open officially in September. Mitzvah Day head Laura Marks said the move “represents our next stage of growth”. The Union of Jewish Students also has its offices on the site.

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