Partnership boosting northern exposure


Mitzvah Day has entered into a partnership with youth movement Habonim Dror which will increase its presence in the north and Scotland.

Josh Davies, 22, will serve as northern fieldworker for both organisations with a specific focus on Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow.

The Mancunian attended the city's King David School before studying finance, accounting and management at Nottingham University.

He will be the main point of contact for organisations and individuals planning Mitzvah Day events in the north on and around November 27, as well as the charities their efforts will support.

"I am passionate about social action, especially when it's underpinned by Jewish values," Mr Davies said.

Dan Rickman, Mitzvah Day's executive director, noted that his Habonim Dror counterpart, Gary Sakol, "has been a key ally of Mitzvah Day since the very start.

"This partnership will help us increase the number of communities and charities supported this year outside London, which is always a key focus. We especially hope to run a record number of interfaith projects around the UK, fomenting understanding and lasting friendships through social action."

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