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