What they said

“Mitzvah Day encourages people from all faiths and backgrounds to come together to bring about social action. This Jewish-led day is an excellent example of the generosity and good spirit of the British public. I am filled with so much pride to see the thousands of volunteers doing something positive for their communities.”

Prime Minster Boris Johnson

“It is always a pleasure to participate in Mitzvah Day and support the incredible work they do. Mitzvah Day is special for many reasons. I’m always struck by how it brings people of different faiths and communities together to help others.”

Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer

“Our faith and belief communities achieve great things when they work and act together and Mitzvah Day is a perfect example of that. By donating time rather than money, those taking part make a difference to the projects they support whilst also building and strengthening relationships with their friends and neighbours from different backgrounds.”

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

“Mitzvah Day provides a special opportunity to give selflessly to others. It shows the very best of our Judaism in action – as we unite with those of all faiths and none to do something for those who need it most.”

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

“Mitzvah Day is always a highlight of the year for our Jewish communities – a day where we come together with each other, and our friends of other faiths, to do good for the world around us.”

Liberal Judaism Chief Executive Officer Rabbi Charley Baginsky

“Mitzvah Day has become a powerful movement for change, harnessing the enthusiasm of thousands of people who want to give their time to make a difference in their communities.”

Former Prime Minister David Cameron

“The small acts of kindness we see on Mitzvah Day add up to make a big difference in our communities. Mitzvah Day is another example of the profoundly positive contribution London’s Jewish community makes to our city.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan

“The volunteering of time and making donations on Mitzvah Day makes a real difference to those in need of help in our neighbourhoods; this generosity and community spirit shown by volunteers from across communities is truly remarkable.”

Imam Qari Asim, Chair of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board

“Mitzvah Day shows what takes place when we dare to imagine a human society where flourishing is at its heart and we dare to support our fellow human beings. Together we make something beautiful.”

The Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton