Mitzvah day

Visit from Orient stars is a (care) home win in Ilford

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

Leyton Orient players were top of the league with residents at Jewish Care's Vi and John Rubens home in Ilford during a visit that has become a Mitzvah Day tradition.

Scott Kashket - whose great-grandmother Tilly Stern lives in the home - and club captain Nathan Clarke spent an hour chatting to residents and carers in what was the fifth annual visit for the East London side.

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Reindeer food goes on the good deeds' menu

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 20, 2014

Packages for homeless people, Christmas presents and even reindeer food were among products of Mitzvah Day volunteers across the north.

Government offices for the Department for Communities and Local Government in Liverpool and Newcastle gave away lunches to help people in homeless shelters, along with Manchester law firm Kuit Steinart Levy.

Destitute asylum seekers in Manchester were donate

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Thousands turn out for Mitzvah Day

By Naomi Firsht, November 17, 2014

Record numbers of volunteers turned out for the Mitzvah Day charity event on Sunday.

Around 37,000 people across the country collected food, took on conservation tasks and participated in a range of social action projects

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Food gifts 'change lives'

By Cathy Forman, November 13, 2014

Ahead of this Sunday's day of good deeds, the JC had its own "Mitzvah Day", delivering food, toiletries and other essentials donated by shoppers at Waitrose in Temple Fortune to the Colindale Foodbank.

Welcoming the JC's support, Colindale Foodbank community team member Wonu Yoloye explained: "The food bank serves a high number of single mothers, and disabled and vulnerable members of our commu

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Mitzvah Day set to reignite links with Muslims

By Barry Toberman, November 6, 2014

Mitzvah Day projects will help rebuild UK Jewish-Muslim relations in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict, its founder and chair Laura Marks believes.

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Mitzvah Day keeps going and growing

By Laura Marks, April 25, 2014

Who would have imagined that just eight years ago Mitzvah Day would be the worldwide movement it has become with more than 35,000 people making a meaningful difference to a range of causes, issues and charities?

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A recipe for collaboration

By Charlotte Oliver, December 2, 2013

Mitzvah Day organisers may well have saved one of the best projects for last, bringing together a group of 14 high-flying Muslim and Jewish women to cook for the homeless last Wednesday.

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Israeli group adds a splash of colour

By Charlotte Oliver, November 25, 2013

In a first for Mitzvah Day, an Israeli social group organised an activity, painting a mural on the back fence of Norwood’s Buckets and Spades Lodge in north London, which offers short breaks for children and young adults.The Israeli Salon members also organised games and other activities for the children.

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Scottish participants play their cards right

By Adam Henderson , November 25, 2013

Glasgow’s Giffnock Synagogue was a hive of activity on Mitzvah Day, as arts and crafts and cookery programmes were staged by UJIA in aid of charities including the Samaritans Christmas appeal. Donated food went to Jewish Care Scotland and greetings cards were dispatched to Scottish and Israeli soldiers.

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Mitzvah Day: Rantzen's tears as pupils back refugees

By Charlotte Oliver, November 25, 2013

Esther Rantzen was moved to tears as Michael Sobell Sinai School pupils presented a handmade mosaic plaque to Barnet Refugee Service.

The broadcaster and Childline founder heard the children recite poems and speeches they had composed for Mitzvah Day, before unveiling the metre-long plaque, which was inscribed: “Hope, love, safe and home.”

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