Mitzvah day

Workshops at Hampstead Town Hall

November 11, 2008

The Jewish Deaf Association (JDA) will be reaching out to young and old during Mitzvah Day on Sunday.

Led by their community centre assistant Danielle Jacobs, deaf JDA employee Jeremy Freeman, a team of JDA staff and volunteers will be running workshops at Hampstead Town Hall.

From 2pm until 3.30pm the "Say That Again" workshop will teach people how to cope with members of their family who may be losing their hearing.

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More volunteers needed for various Mitzah projects

November 11, 2008

Wimbledon Reform Synagogue are calling for volunteers for their Mitzvah Day activities. Various activities will be taking place around South London and they need your help!

Here are the activities that you could come and take part in...

1. St. George's Hospital, Tooting - 3-5pm

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Barnado boxes, cleaning up Stanmore Common and buying extra veg for donations

November 11, 2008

Children from Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community's cheder will spend the morning involved in a number of activities ranging from packaging boxes of gifts for Barnado's to assisting the Harrow Nature Conservation Forum in cleaning up and conserving Stanmore Common.

Meanwhile their parents will be asking shoppers going in to Steve's Deli and Barnets in Stanmore to buy extra groceries to donate on their way out, which will be sent to The New Hope Trust in Watford.

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Present giving hospital scheme and Jewish Care Home visit

November 11, 2008

Youths from Habo will be having fun on Mitzvah Day.

In the morning they will take part in an educational activity which will culminate in wrapping up presents as part of Barnardo's present giving scheme for children in hospitals. In the afternoon, they will visit a Jewish Care Home & entertain their residents.

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Gift boxes, book collecting, painting and decorating and a church-synagogue shopping initiative

November 11, 2008

Rabbi Mark Goldsmith is calling on other Jews and non-Jews from the area to do their bit for local charities on Mitzvah Day. He is urging them to join members of his community to become actively involved in the spirit of the day.

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Mitzvah Day Fayre

November 11, 2008

Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield, Head of the Movement of Reform Judaism, his daughter Rabbi Miriam Berger and his grandchildren will all take part in Akiva School's Mitzvah Day Fayre.

Children will be making cards for soldiers, collecting nappies for asylum seekers, making holiday boxes for children in need and planting pots to be distributed to the elderly.

Families from the Akiva school will also listen to presentations by members of the school and local community who volunteer their own time on regular basis to good causes.

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‘Buy One- Give One’ event

November 11, 2008

A ‘Buy One - Give One' event outside Somerfields Supermarket on Burton Road, West Didsbury, will take place between 11.00am and 5.00pm.

Rosemary Taylor of Manchester Reform Synagogue and her team of 18 volunteers will ask shoppers to buy an extra item and donate it for the homeless.

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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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