Look­ing north for mitzvot

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

MITZ­VAH DAY is look­ing to in­crease its re­gional pro­gramme with the ap­point­ment of science stu­dent Aviva Khan as its first Manch­ester-based field­worker.

Ms Khan, 22, has long been in­volved in char­i­ta­ble and so­cial ac­tion projects — and or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing Bnei Akiva, Gift and Manch­ester’s lead­ing wel­fare char­ity, The Fed. For Mitz­vah Day, which this year is on Novem­ber 22, she will be the main point of con­tact for syn­a­gogues, schools, youth move­ments and other com­mu­ni­ties plan­ning events through­out the re­gion.

“What re­ally drew me to Mitz­vah Day was the fact that it en­cour­ages peo­ple to think be­yond them­selves and their own needs,” she said. “I also love it that ev­ery­one of all ages, faiths and back­grounds can get in­volved — and that Mitz­vah Day’s found­ing prin­ci­ple is that vol­un­teers should give their time, rather than their money.” north­ern­field­worker@mitz­vah­day.org.uk Aviva Khan

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