Good deeds that go rewarded
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