Good deeds that go re­warded

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

PRO­MOT­ERS OF good deeds from Pin­ner to Poland are among those short­listed for the Mitz­vah Day awards, or­gan­ised in part­ner­ship with the JC.

Pin­ner Syn­a­gogue fea­tures in the cat­e­gory for in­ter-gen­er­a­tional ac­tiv­ity, the theme of Mitz­vah Day 2017. Its young baked cakes for a res­i­den­tial home and there was also a tea with bingo which brought all ages to­gether.

The Pol­ish com­mu­nity, nom­i­nated for the in­ter­na­tional award, was Wro­claw, which fo­cused on sup­port­ing Jewish chil­dren from large fam­i­lies or those be­ing raised by a sin­gle par­ent.

Le­ices­ter Pro­gres­sive’s Michele Benn, St Al­bans Ma­sorti’s Nick Grant and Lang­don’s So­nia Mus­cov­itch are among those up for out­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual.

Group award nom­i­nees range from the Jewish Labour Move­ment to Stan­more Syn­a­gogue, where 18 pro­jects were or­gan­ised dur­ing Mitz­vah Day week.

Among schemes recog­nised in the year-round cat­e­gory is Jewish Care’s Six Sun­days, through which young peo­ple com­mit to vol­un­teer­ing at its homes.

Joint pro­jects from the JCoSS and Lady Nafisa schools and Habonim Dror and Baha’i Youth are in the run­ning for the youth award. The win­ners will be an­nounced at a cer­e­mony at JW3 in Finch­ley Road at the end of the month.


A splash of colour in Stan­more for Mitz­vah Day

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