Mitzvah day

Baking, channukah card-making, food parcels for the poor…

November 11, 2008

The event will be taking place at Harold House between 2pm and 4.30pm. Lots of different activities will be taking place. You can:

- make Chanukah cards for soldiers
- decorate fairy cakes for stapely
- fill shoe boxes for disadvantaged children
- bring flowers to be arranged as gifts
- wrap food parcels for the poor
- make balloon animals to make someone smile

They will also be holding a mass clothes and toy drive, so please bring along any old clothes, toys and books to donate to charity!

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Baking, tea parties, ‘Packathons’ and environmental clear ups

November 11, 2008

Members of the Jewish community in Muswell Hill will be taking part in various different mitzvah projects.
Families with young children will be baking cakes and hosting a tea party at Rosetrees, a care home for elderly people in Friern Barnet.

Stalls will be set up outside Marks and Spencers and Sainsbury's in Muswell Hill where volunteers will be encouraging shoppers to buy an extra item of shopping which will be donated to local projects supporting people in need. Projects being supported include; Haringey Play Association and the Penbury Children's Centre.

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“Cooking from the Heart” at Kent House

November 11, 2008

Muslims and Jews will take part in an inspiring day of cultural activities in cooperation with the Islamic Centre of England and the Ramadan Festival.

The event culminates in an evening of Jewish and Arabic music, food and comedy featuring well-known comedians Shazia Mirza and Josh Howie, which is open to the public. Food will be prepared and served for one another, in a day of giving between the two communities.

The food will be donated and some of the volunteers involved will cook together sharing methods, stories and the joy of making and giving food.

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Channukah cards for orphans in Eastern Europe

November 11, 2008

The Hale community Cheder and Nursery will be designing and making their own Chanukah cards to send to orphaned children of a similar age, in Eastern Europe. Others will be bringing an unwanted toy to shul to wrap in their own personalised Chanukah wrapping paper and sending it to child victims of terror attacks and suicide bombings in Israel.

The children hope to help World Jewish Relief and Or Meir V'Bracha, based in Jerusalem, in their efforts to brighten up Chanukah for needy children.

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Chanukah Cards for the aged and homebound

November 11, 2008

Local children from Woodside Park Cheder as well as Rachel Stevens will be making and distributing cards for the aged and homebound in their community.

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Channukah cards for Jewish soldiers

November 11, 2008

Children at Simon Marks will make a channukah card for a named Jewish Soldier currently on active service with the British Army.

The cards will be sent via the mitzah day organisers and will be received by the soldiers in time for channukah so they know the children are thinking of them, Organisers at Simon Marks say "Mitzvah Day is about giving not cash but time. It's amazing what a difference we can make to someone else by donating just a few hours. "

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Redecorating Homeless Action in Barnet

November 11, 2008

Volunteers from all three synagogues will be helping to redecorate the Homeless Action in Barnet's Day Centre. The centre, which offers clients services including meals, showers, laundry, medical, social and psychiatric services, will be repainted, cleaned and generally revamped by the teams of volunteers (all over 18).

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Baking at Rosetrees

November 11, 2008

This is one of the many projects across the UK which is being held in conjunction with Jewish Care. Members of Muswell Hill Synagogue - children and adults alike - will be baking together with the residents of Rosetrees in Friern Barnet. This will be followed by a tea party for all participants.

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Leeds Big Cleanup

November 11, 2008

The Leeds community and Habonim Dror will be helping to clean and restore the Memorial Gardens in the City.

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Hands on Animal Conservation

November 11, 2008

RSY -Netzer will be joining an expert from a local nature reserve to build bird cages and bat boxes for Downhills park in Haringey. The boxes will provide a haven for wildlife in the City and help the park to flourish. Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield will be lending his support.

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