MPs dis­play the ‘write’ stuff for so­cial ac­tion

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JC RE­PORTER

MPs and Mitz­vah Day work­ers at the House of Com­mons project

LIB­ERAL DEMO­CRAT leader Tim Far­ron, Tory Party deputy chair Robert Hal­fon and shadow health min­is­ter Lu­ciana Berger were among MPs who took part in a Mitz­vah Day so­cial ac­tion project in a packed Com­mons com­mit­tee room.

The MPs wrote cards to staff at var­i­ous char­i­ties, thank­ing them for their con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety. They also learned more about Mitz­vah Day and its aims.

Mr Far­ron praised the day as “a model for so­cial ac­tion. It re­flects the val­ues that Lib­er­als hold dear, bring-

Tim Far­ron ing peo­ple to­gether to make a dif­fer­ence to their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. It’s about em­pow­er­ment, re­spon­si­bil­ity and in­te­gra­tion.”

Labour’s Stephen Timms, who chairs the All-Party Par­lia­men­tary Group (APPG) on Faith and So­ci­ety, said it was “an im­pres­sive ex­am­ple of how bar­ri­ers be­tween faith com­mu­ni­ties can be over­come through good­will and so­cial ac­tion”. Mr Hal­fon went fur­ther, declar­ing: “I love Mitz­vah Day. It’s the duty of ev­ery Jewish per­son to give back to so­ci­ety.”

T h e e v e n t was or­gan­ised in con­junc­tion with the APPG and the Board of Deputies.

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