Mitzvah Day 2018 Launch 8th July


Mitzvah Day Launches 10 Year Anniversary Campaign at Norwood

The tenth anniversary year of Mitzvah Day got under way with a launch party and social action event at Norwood’s Kennedy Leigh Family Centre on Sunday 8th July, with more than 100 people of all ages gathered in Barnet to celebrate and hear more about this year’s theme. Click here to view the highlights video which shows some of the action from the day.

Those attending the launch included Facebook Vice President Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, Deputy Mayor of Barnet Councillor Caroline Stock, Mitzvah Day Founder and Chair Laura Marks, Mitzvah Day Interfaith Chair Lady Daniela Pears, Mitzvah Day Executive Director Dan Rickman, AJEX Executive Director Jacques Weisser and many of the people that Norwood supports.

Together they took part in two activities, making coasters for the centre’s café and tending to the garden outside.












Addressing everyone, Mitzvah Day Founder and Chair Laura Marks said: “The core values of Mitzvah Day are all about loving kindness and that is going to be our theme for our tenth anniversary year. And we couldn’t think of a charity that was more about acts of loving kindness than Norwood. Mitzvah Day is all about people doing things for charities that need us and charities that matter to us. Our deeply held belief is that together, bit by bit, we can do something that really makes a difference to society”.

Norwood is one of the UK’s leading Jewish charities, and has worked in partnership with Mitzvah Day for many years.

Norwood Chair Neville Kahn said: “I am delighted that we could host the Mitzvah Day launch at the Kennedy Leigh Family Centre. Norwood has been involved from day one and our involvement has grown from year to year and this year we are expecting more than 200 people to take part at Norwood, including at least 50 or 60 people who we serve. It’s wonderful seeing the people we serve, their families and our volunteers taking part in Mitzvah Day – it truly is a highlight of the year”.

If you were unable to join us on the 8th then do please make a note in your diaries to meet up in Manchester on Sunday 12th August where we will be continuing our launch activities with an afternoon of social action followed by  a tasty tea.  Full details will be sent out shortly by email.