Mitzvah Day is a Jewish led day of social action. On Mitzvah Day, around the world, thousands of people take part in hands on projects, without fundraising, to support charities and to build stronger communities.
Our mission is to reduce hardship and poverty, to help our environment and to bring a little joy – hands on – no fundraising. It is a way for all of us to make our mark regardless of our affiliation, wealth, age, sex or nationality.
Mitzvah Day is based on the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedek (righteousness) and gemilut chassadim (acts of lovingkindness).
It is worth noting that while the projects on Mitzvah Day may be led by Jews, their beneficiaries are from all faiths and from none. Some are very local, many are national and international: Barnado’s, Marie Curie, Vision Aid to name but a handful.
The model is certainly catching: this year, for the second time, the Hindu community has created its own mirror of Mitzvah Day – National Sewa Day – meaning literally, selfless service, with the two events running in tandem.
To get involved
Tel :020 7443 5160
The Jewish Social Action Hub
152 West End Lane