Mitzvah Day 2012 a huge success

Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day 2012 saw communities across the UK come together to serve others for the common good.

Mitzvah Day is a Jewish led day of social action.  On Mitzvah Day, around the world, thousands of people take part in hands on projects, without fundraising, to support charities and to build stronger communities.
Our mission is to reduce hardship and poverty, to help our environment and to bring a little joy - hands on β€“ no fundraising. It is a way for all of us to make our mark regardless of our affiliation, wealth, age, sex or nationality.

Mitzvah Day is based on the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedek (righteousness) and gemilut chassadim (acts of lovingkindness).

Mitzvah Day 2012 will be a part of A Year of Service, a new initiative to encourage people of all faiths to take part in 12 days of volunteering throughout the year. Each day of volunteering is being run by a different faith group, but everyone (of any faith or none) is welcome to join in the social action projects being run on these days across the country.