About Mitzvah Day
Mitzvah Day is the UK’s largest faith-led day of social action. Over 55,000 people around the world, come together to give our time, to make a difference to the community around us. We introduce people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities, setting up projects, which address real needs. Jewish-led, we bring together people of all faiths and backgrounds, to volunteer side-by-side, building longstanding, genuine relationships.
A Mitzvah, literally, is a commandment in Jewish law. However, it is often used to mean a good deed or an act of kindness, which is an integral part of Jewish life and is the basis for Mitzvah Day.
Social Action projects make a vital difference to the world around us and can include a wide variety of activities. Mitzvah Day projects offer a range of art and crafts activities such as making dog toys for animal rescue centres, eco-projects such as tree planting and litter picks, friendship projects such as visiting care homes, collection projects such as food collections for local food banks, clothing collections, stationery collections, appreciation projects such as writing letters to hospital workers, support staff, fire service workers etc. cooking projects to make food to be donated to night shelters and refuge centres, upcycling projects such as making tote bags out of t-shirts, and care projects such as making and distributing essential supplies to rough sleepers. The list is endless!
Watch some Mitzvah Day Highlights
Celebrating 10 Years
Mitzvah Day in 1 Minute
2017 Launch Video
2016 Mitzvah Highlights
Guided by the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Gemilut Chasadim (acts of kindness) and Tzedek (justice), our vision is of Jews and non-Jews coming together to build more cohesive neighbourhoods and to strengthen civil society.
Mitzvah Day is rooted in Jewish values that underpin our projects and partnerships so that they have a real, lasting impact.