Mitzvah Day 2014: 16th November 2014

October 24, 2013 9:16 pm

Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day is the Jewish led global annual day of social action where an astounding 35,000+ people from all faiths and backgrounds, ages, genders and affiliations donate our time, not our money. Collectively, we make a year-round difference to a range of local causes and, through our hands on projects, we celebrate the values we share. Mitzvah Day spreads goodness, repairs the broken and quite simply, makes this world a better place.


There are hundreds of social action initiatives to get involved with on Mitzvah Day. Here is a round-up of some of the many family friendly options.


– Mitzvah Mummies and Daddies: Brighten up a care home by taking your smiling babies for a visit. We can help parents find a care home to visit with a few friends or their antenatal group ideally during the week beginning 10th November. Details of visits already organised to Princess Alexandra Home in Stanmore and Clore Manor in Hendon can be found here.


JW3 Families Mitzvah Day. The events at JW3 are suitable for children aged 2+ years. Activities include Tzedaka box making, design a card for Israeli soldiers, storytelling with tales of sharing and caring, create a mural for the local community. Prebooking required.


– Plant trees and bulbs in Shenley Park. The project will involve planting up to 500 trees and bulbs in Shenley Park and helping collect more than 200 gifts for children with life threatening conditions and their families supported by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. This project is open to anybody, however booking is essential. For more information email


– Join Woodside Park Shul between 9.00am – 1.00pm to make greetings cards to be used by Woodside Park Cares to send out to community members, and planting and decorating pots to go to the locally based Catherine Lodge (this is available from 10.30am). Email Debra for more information:


There are lots of collections for various groups taking place all over London. Can you help?:


– Toy Collections (new) for Camp Simcha taking place at Alei Tzion, Alyth Kindergarten, Kinloss, and IJPS, amongst other Partners. These toys will be distributed to children in hospitals.


– Football kit collections for Kit Aid taking place at Borehamwood Shul, Bushey Shul, Mill Hill Shul and Maccabi GB


– Warm winter clothes for The Together Plan (helping those in need in the FSU and Eastern Europe) at Pinner Shul, Hendon Reform and Bet Tikvah in Barkingside.


– Sock Hop – donate a new pair of socks, and also non-perishable food items at JW3. Both will be distributed to local homeless families via Doorstep.


Please contact the organisation involved to check when you can drop items in.


Many other organisations have projects you can get involved with. Have a look here: Many shuls are participating in Mitzvah Day with their own programme of events so contact your local shul to see how you can get involved.