Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day, on Sunday, November 20 2011, in association with the Times and Independent series, aims to encourage people across the country to volunteer and support good causes in the community.

The concept of Mitzvah Day is that on one day, people go out and make a difference. Founder Laura Marks

'It's been awe-inspiring' - Thousands do a good turn on Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Esther Rantzen joined Michael Sobell Sinai school pupils and Islamia school pupils delivering mosaics to the Barnet Refugee Service

5:10pm Monday 18th November 2013

Thousands of people put others before themselves during an international day of good deeds.

Jewish and Muslim volunteers show charity bridges all faiths

Harrow Times: Volunteers from both faiths gathered outside Morrison’s supermarket in Queensbury and collected food, toiletries and cash donations for charity

10:14am Tuesday 5th November 2013

Jews and Muslims came together to do their bit for the homeless in Barnet during a charity collection.

Volunteer, aged 95, urges others to Contact the Elderly

Harrow Times: Louis Segal, from Hampstead Garden Suburb, hosts tea parties for the elderly – despite often being one of the oldest in the room

3:32pm Monday 4th November 2013

A 95-year-old volunteer is hoping to encourage others to do their bit on Mitzvah Day with just two weeks to go before the big occasion.

Primary pupils are Mitzvah Day example

Harrow Times: The school has built a good relationship with the care home and will be visiting on Mitzvah Day, on November 17, to have a musical afternoon

12:32pm Monday 14th October 2013

An Edgware primary school is setting a Mitzvah Day example by encouraging its pupils to interact with elderly people in the community.

Mitzvah Day: Join the Sunshine for Seniors Times Series challenge

Harrow Times: Residential care homes and senior day-centres provide dedicated staff but they are increasingly stretched and therefore rely heavily on volunteers

12:33pm Monday 7th October 2013

It’s that time of year and Mitzvah Day 2013 is just around the corner. The Times Series and Mitzvah Day are partnering together with a new, meaningful and enjoyable borough-wide challenge that invites readers to sign up to visit one of the many residential care homes in our borough on November 17, Mitzvah Day.

'Life with the terminal will be hell'

2:52pm Friday 21st December 2012

Campaigners are devastated over plans to build a new freight terminal on a patch of green belt.

Public meeting to discuss Mayor of London's plans to reduce crime

9:00am Thursday 13th December 2012

A public meeting will be held in Hendon to discuss the Mayor of London’s strategy for reducing crime in the capital over the next four years.

Volunteers collect food for the homeless this Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Mitzvah Day volunteers outside Sainsbury's, Golders Green.

10:50am Monday 19th November 2012

Volunteers encouraged shoppers to make a donation to the homeless as part of Mitzvah Day yesterday.

Members of synagogue and mosque get ready to lend a hand this Mitzvah Day

1:19pm Thursday 15th November 2012

Volunteers from a synagogue and mosque will be joining forces to help Barnet’s homeless on Mitzvah Day this weekend.

Football fans to muck in for Mitzvah Day

11:49am Thursday 15th November 2012

Football fans will be helping out impoverished people in freezing parts of Europe with a second-hand kit collection on Mitzvah Day this weekend.

All ages get stuck in to Mitzvah Day at Edgware synagogue

Harrow Times: Edgware Cub Scout leader Ben Konyn gets his Mitzvah Day leaf badge at an event with the synagogue last year

5:21pm Tuesday 13th November 2012

Dozens of members of all ages at the Edgware and District Reform Synagogue are getting involved in Mitzvah Day this weekend.

Political leaders pledge support for Mitzvah Day this Sunday

4:08pm Tuesday 13th November 2012

The leaders of all three main political parties have given their support to Mitzvah Day, a Jewish celebration of good deeds.

Plant trees this Mitzvah Day

5:20pm Tuesday 6th November 2012

Hundreds of people from different faiths, cultures and backgrounds will help plant trees this Mitzvah Day.

Synagogue sets up fabulous five for Mitzvah Day

5:38pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Members of Mill Hill Synagogue have thrown themselves into Mitzvah Day with five good-will projects planned for next month.

Community groups gear up for good deeds day

Harrow Times: The news team with British Trust of Conservation Volunteers at Coldfall Wood.

11:07am Friday 5th October 2012

More than 100 organisations of various faiths will take part in an annual Jewish day of good deeds next month.

Children at synagogue make cards for police officers hurt in attack

Harrow Times: Juliet Schneiderman, Bob Blackman MP and Rabbi Mendel Lew

9:10am Wednesday 23rd November 2011

CHILDREN at a synagogue in Stanmore made cards for police officers injured in an attack in Kingsbury for a good-deeds day on Sunday.

Charitable charity gives something back this Mitzvah Day

3:51pm Tuesday 22nd November 2011

SERVICE users at a Jewish mental health charity in Golders Green served a meal to the homeless last week.

Shoppers donate thousands of food items to homeless

Harrow Times: Mitzvah Day team joined by Councillor Alison Moore (front) as they collect food for homeless

11:20am Tuesday 22nd November 2011

SHOPPERS in Golders Green donated thousands of food items for the homeless this Mitzvah Day.

Good deed day has celebrity factor in Hampstead

Harrow Times: Jacob and Jonah Stanton receive a donation from former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel at Tesco, Hampstead.

10:30am Tuesday 22nd November 2011

A CELEBRITY donation was a Mitzvah Day hightlight for two young volunteers in Hampstead.

School marks good deed day with community service in Barnet

Harrow Times: Students from Jewish Community Secondary School make toiletry hampers during lunchtime last Friday for Mitzvah Day

9:30am Tuesday 22nd November 2011

COMMUNITY service and clothing donations were among the good deeds performed by students at a Barnet school this Mitzvah Day.

Finchley synagogue spreads good deeds to the sick on Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Children from the Finchley Progressive Synagogue deliver gifts and get well cards to children in Barnet Hospital

5:30pm Monday 21st November 2011

VOLUNTEERS at Finchley Progressive Synagogue helped to pack, wrap and make gifts for refugees and asylum seekers yesterday for Mitzvah Day.

Green fingered volunteers transform garden for good deeds day

Harrow Times: Luke Wagner, Leah Fine and Dani Jacobson pack greeting cards for Kisharon

4:53pm Monday 21st November 2011

GREEN fingered volunteers donned their gardening gloves in support a charity for people with learning disabilities this Mitzvah Day.

Business managers help Mill Hill school on Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Business managers help Mill Hill school on Mitzvah Day

3:40pm Monday 21st November 2011

MANAGEMENT staff from a local supermarket traded trolleys for trowels at a Mill Hill School for Mitzvah Day yesterday.

Barnet's dignitaries roll up sleeves for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Councillors get ready to decorate entrance hall and dining room at Norwood residential home in Hendon

2:30pm Monday 21st November 2011

BARNET’S dignitaries rolled up their sleeves and picked up their paintbrushes to lend a helping hand for Mitzvah Day yesterday.

Friern Barnet School wins national performance contest

Harrow Times: Friern Barnet School wins national performance contest

1:20pm Monday 21st November 2011

STUDENTS at Friern Barnet School wowed celebrity judges at a performing arts contest final last night, beating specialist theatre schools for the national title.

News team help with woodland project for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: The news team with British Trust of Conservation Volunteers at Coldfall Wood.

5:10pm Sunday 20th November 2011

THE Times and Independent Series newsteam today donned their gardening gloves and had their shears at the ready for Mitzvah Day.

Times and Independent Series Mitzvah Day winner announced

12:20pm Wednesday 16th November 2011

THE TIMES and Independent Series Mitzvah Day project has been announced.

Synagogues join forces for Mitzvah Day events

2:15pm Monday 14th November 2011

THREE synagogues in Harrow will join forces for activities aimed at young people for a good deeds day this Sunday.

Three main party leaders back Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: PM David Cameron is attending an EU summit in Brussels to discuss the eurozone crisis

4:11pm Friday 11th November 2011

THE three main party leaders, including Prime Minister David Cameron, have backed a good deeds day this month.

Primary school to hold week of activities around Mitzvah Day

2:38pm Wednesday 2nd November 2011

A SCHOOL in Kenton will be holding a week of activities centred around Mitzvah Day this month.

Synagogue and mosque members to work together for homeless charity

12:35pm Tuesday 1st November 2011

WORSHIPPERS at a synagogue and a mosque will join forces to encourage shoppers to donate items at a superstore in Palmers Green for a homeless charity on Mitzvah Day.

Trees planted for Mitzvah Day project

4:40pm Friday 21st October 2011

VOLUNTEERS will clear a field and plant trees in Radlett as part of this year’s Mitzvah Day on Sunday November 20.

Mother encourages people to help for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Mother encourages people to help for Mitzvah Day

10:20am Thursday 20th October 2011

A MOTHER has encouraged people to get involved with an annual good deeds day event.

Charity knits blankets for Eastern Europe in preparation for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Jewish Care’s chief executive Simon Morris (centre) joins in knitting scheme for Mitzvah Day

4:10pm Wednesday 19th October 2011

MEMBERS of a Jewish health and social care charity have been busy with their knitting needles as they prepare for Mitzvah Day next month.

People sought for gardening good deed

10:50am Monday 17th October 2011

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help clear a historic village green in Borehamwood for Mitzvah Day

Times and Independent series searching for a good cause

Harrow Times: Times and Independent Series volunteers supported Mitzvah Day 2010

11:13am Tuesday 11th October 2011

THERE is still time to apply to The Times and Independent Series to win a team of journalists and editors to help with a worthy cause as part of Mitzvah Day next month.

Win our news team for Mitzvah Day

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9:56am Tuesday 20th September 2011

The Times and Independent Series of newspapers is once again searching for a worthy cause to help,as part of Mitzvah Day on Sunday, November 20.

Borough's volunteers lend a helping hand for good deeds day

9:23am Friday 26th November 2010

HUNDREDS of volunteers across Barnet took part in a good deeds day that swept the nation on Sunday.

Good deeds day volunteers cleans up parks

1:20pm Wednesday 24th November 2010

TWO community clean-ups in parks in the area took place for Interfaith Week this week.

Young and old unite to clean up field for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Young and old unite to clean up field for Mitzvah Day

11:49am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

FAITHS combined for the common purpose of completing a good deed for a Mitzvah Day event in Radlett.

Thousands support Mitzvah Day and Sewa Day

6:01pm Monday 22nd November 2010

THOUSANDS of people across Harrow and Brent took part in a day of volunteering yesterday.

Synagogue projects create 'meaningful' day

4:02pm Monday 22nd November 2010

A BOREHAMWOOD synagogue organised more than 200 volunteers for the largest Mitzvah Day turnout in the synagogue's history yesterday.

News team spruces up school garden for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Fiona Cripps, David Cowton, centre manager and Andrew Londero, plants manager, at Mill Hill Garden Centre

2:30pm Monday 22nd November 2010

A RUN-DOWN play area at a Borehamwood primary school has been transformed by volunteers from the Times and Independent Series as part of Mitzvah Day, a Jewish-led initiative that encourages people of all faiths to donate their time to charity.

Tony Blair praises Mitzvah Day for "building bridges" between faiths

Harrow Times: The West is being outmanoeuvred by violent Islamic extremism, Tony Blair warned

10:40am Friday 19th November 2010

FORMER Prime Minister Tony Blair has praised a Jewish-led national volunteering day for its ability to "build bridges between different faiths".

MP and councillors announce Mitzvah Day plans

Harrow Times: Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green, Mike Freer, makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons

12:30pm Thursday 18th November 2010

AN MP and councillors will pick up their paintbrushes as part of a good deeds day on Sunday.

MP to lend a hand for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Transport Minister Theresa Villiers

9:10am Thursday 18th November 2010

CHIPPING Barnet MP Theresa Villiers will be rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck in at two Mitzvah Day events this weekend.

Synagogue calls for more Mitzvah Day volunteers

3:00pm Wednesday 17th November 2010

SYNAGOGUE members from Edgware will join in the good deeds day that will be sweeping the nation this Sunday.

Primary school wins volunteers for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Primary school wins volunteers for Mitzvah Day

2:35pm Tuesday 16th November 2010

A RUN-DOWN play area at a Borehamwood primary school is set to be transformed by volunteers as part of Mitzvah Day, a Jewish-led initiative that encourages people of all faiths to donate their time to charity.

Multi-faith Mitzvah Day entertainment event planned in Golders Green

11:40am Wednesday 3rd November 2010

A CROSS cultural event to entertain the elderly is taking place for a good deeds day later this month.

Interfaith event to be held for Mitzvah Day

Harrow Times: Rabbi David Mitchell, from Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue, and Reverend Maureen Taylor, representing Christ Church and St John's Church the Radlett Branch of the Council of Christians and Jews

1:55pm Thursday 28th October 2010

AN INTERFAITH event in Radlett will be held for Mitzvah day, a Jewish-led initiative that encourages people of all faiths to donate their time to charity.






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