Mitzvah Day Awards

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The annual Mitzvah Day Awards celebrate the very best of Britain’s biggest faith-based day of social action.

We want your nominations as we seek to recognise those volunteers and projects that go above and beyond to make a real difference in society.

There are seven different awards to be won, covering a variety of different categories, including overall prizes for the Outstanding Mitzvah Day Group, both in the UK and internationally.

Nominations close on January 2, 2018, at which point our team of judges – including Mitzvah Day Chair Laura Marks and The Jewish Chronicle’s editor – will pick their favourites in each category to put to the public vote.

To nominate your project for an award go to 

Please note, to nominate you will be asked to create a log in for the Jewish Chronicle’s website. 

The Awards Evening

The Mitzvah Day Award Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Among other exciting social action projects, we will be running a collection for Bloody Good Period, who aim to reduce period poverty, providing foodbanks and asylum seeker centres with toiletries and feminine hygiene products.

On the evening of the Awards, Please bring any of the following:

  • Sanitary towels, Pantyliners and Tena pants
  • Tampons and Menstrual cups
  • Nappies and wet wipes
  • Shampoo and conditioner, and shower gel
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant
  • New underwear

For more details, please email

Award Categories 

Outstanding Mitzvah Day Individual 

Presented by JVN

Our special award for an individual volunteer or coordinator who goes above and beyond on Mitzvah Day to help others and make a difference to the community around them

Outstanding Mitzvah Day Group

Presented by Mitzvah Day

For the community or organisation with the most impressive project, social action or other achievements that took place on Mitzvah Day in the UK

Outstanding Mitzvah Day Outside the UK

Presented by the Commonwealth Jewish Council

For the most impressive project, social action or other achievement taking place outside of the UK

Mitzvah Day 365 Award

Presented by JW3

For the community or organisation that impresses with social action and or  building relationships all year round

Outstanding Interfaith Partnership

Presented by The Pears Foundation

For the best collaborative project between Jews and another faith group/s, with an emphasis on bringing people of different faiths together

Outstanding Youth Achievement

Presented by JLGB

For the best Mitzvah Day run by a school, college, cheder, youth club or any other group of under 21-year-olds

L’Dor Vador – From Generation To Generation

Presented by Jewish Care

A one-off award for the intergenerational project that best matches Mitzvah Day’s theme for 2017 of L’Dor Vador