By Robyn Rosen, November 25, 2010
Mitzvah Day founder Laura Marks says the community should be "extremely proud" of a record response to the day of social action.
An estimated 18,000 volunteers from more than 200 synagogues, schools and communal organisations worked on 600 projects.
"Mitzvah Day goes from strength to strength," she said. "It is the Jewish community's newest tradition,
a day on which we are all able to come together to make a difference to our own community, our friends, our neighbours and the strangers within our gates."