Interfaith Mitzvah Day

We work with friends from other faith groups and local charity RBKares for Mitzvah Day and are joined by Sir Ed Davey

For this year’s Mitzvah Day, we packed 250 “care” bags with warm clothing and other goodies to help the vulnerable in our community as part of a joint project undertaken with Kingston charity RBKares – a group of volunteers that aims to mobilise the community to respond at pace to needs that arise within the borough of Kingston amongst hospital workers, carers, refugees, and other vulnerable groups.

Mitzvah Day is a Jewish-led day of social action in which over 40,000 people around the world come together to give their time, not money, to make a difference to the community.

This year, Mitzvah Day fell at the end of Interfaith Week and we were also joined by many friends from other local faith groups, including the Dialogue Society and congregants from local churches. Stuart Diamond, CEO of Mitzvah Day and Sir Ed Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton also joined us.

Speaking at the end of the event Rabbi René Pfertzel said “We are thankful to our friends from the other faith communities for joining us in this important project. It seemed so important to celebrate the diversity of our society in a time of high divisions”.