In the Torah Mitzvah means a commandment ordained by Hashem but has come to be synonymous with good deeds. Mitzvah Day was a project and organisation started over 10 years ago to mobilise the Jewish community to focus its efforts into acts of kindness and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) one one day that will kick-start a whole year’s worth of positive community action. Members of Northwood US have consistently risen to and embraced this challenge through the years and 2023 was arguably its finest (..so far) with 3 amazing projects:
What is Mitzvah Day?
Our flagship project (photo above) with generous sponsorship from Waitrose, involved our members working with the local Carpenders Park Garden Centre to grow vegetables for the Manna foodbank and meals for the homeless prepared by Elim Church. This is a truly remarkable and ongoing achievement of which we are so proud, joining eco-Judaism with interfaith work and charitable endeavour. You can read more about it from the Jewish Chronicle here….