Mitzvah day

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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Mitzvah Day 2012

By Sandy Rashty, November 22, 2012
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Cameron, Clegg and Miliband vote for Mitzvah Day

November 8, 2012

The three main party leaders have encouraged more community members to join the 20,000-plus committed to doing good deeds on Mitzvah Day on November 18.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the day was “a fantastic example of people coming together for the good of their community, which is why last year I was pleased to present them [Mitzvah Day] with a Big Society Award.

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Succot's spirit of thanksgiving

By John Sentamu, October 5, 2012

"We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the ground…" This is the time of year when succahs are built, lulavs are waved and, in churches and schools across the country, tins of baked beans and other produce are collected and distributed. What a fantastic time of celebration!

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Mitzvah Day signs up 100 for eighth day of good deeds

September 20, 2012

One-hundred organisations have already signed up to participate in the eighth Mitzvah Day of good deeds on November 18.

Synagogues, youth and student groups, schools, interfaith organisations and businesses will be taking part in the community’s biggest day of social action.

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Hindus withdraw from a Year of Service

By Jessica Elgot, May 31, 2012

A Hindu social action group has pulled out of an interfaith volunteering venture because of concerns over a £65,000 government allocation to Mitzvah Day, which is administering it.

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