Sunday 16 November 2014
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What is Mitzvah Day?
Mitzvah Day was born out of the belief that we can all make a positive difference to our world by taking action – together. On a single day, Mitzvah Day, Jews, and those touched by the Jewish world, improve the world, in some small way, by taking part in a range of activities. For example, On Mitzvah Day people collect and distribute food, sing to and befriend seniors and people that are socially isolated, clean parks, prepare food and make and send gifts to needy children.
Our vision is to reduce hardship and poverty, to help our environment and to bring a little joy where it is needed, all through hands-on participation. It is a way for people to take an active part regardless of their affiliation, age, sex, location. Mitzvah Day brings new and enthusiastic volunteers to those who need support.
Mitzvah Day serves as a platform for creating local relationships, Jews with Jews and Jews with those from other faiths. By working together for the common good we build stronger communities making them better places to live.
Mitzvah Day International was launched in the UK in 2008. In 2013 people in 20 countries, 450 communities and 35,000 participants took part in this Jewish led day of social action. Such was the enthusiasm here in Australia that in 2013 we had 66 organisations and over 1500 participants taking part in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. Check out Mitzvah Day Australia press coverage.