Mitzvah day

Making friends down on the farm

By Charlotte Oliver, November 25, 2013

Hasmonean girls were involved in a pioneering project bringing together pupils from Jewish, Christian and Muslim schools.

The Hasmonean pupils met their counterparts from the Maria Fidelis Convent School in Camden and the Azhar Academy in Forest Gate for an afternoon of rural labour in a town location, namely Spitalfields City Farm.

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

By James Masters, November 25, 2013

In what has become a Mitzvah Day tradition, two Leyton Orient footballers visited Jewish Care’s Vi and John Rubens home in Ilford, where they chatted with residents, posed for photographs and signed autographs.

And among those David Mooney and Moses Odubajo met was a man who has supported the Os for more than 90 years.

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Designer fashions Kisharon activity

November 25, 2013

As a fashionable contribution, Israeli designer Avshalom Gur ran an arts and crafts workshop for those with learning difficulties at Kisharon’s Hanna Schwalbe home in Golders Green on Sunday afternoon. Using sewing materials including buttons, beads and badges, he showed adult residents how to decorate the cushion covers he donated.

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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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