US Chesed News

Mitzvah Day 2017 US community round-up
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Thursday 23rd November 2017

Once again this year, our synagogues have fully embraced Mitzvah Day, with a massive range of projects, including blood donation, children singing in care homes, Chanukah cards for severely disabled children in Israel, participating in the AJEX parade, interfaith gardening and collections for a whole host of organisations such as homeless centres, foodbanks, various refugee centres to mention just a small handful. It is really fantastic to see our shuls helping in so many imaginative and thoughtful ways.


This year US Chesed has promoted 2 charities to mark Mitzvah Day – Chipping Barnet Food Bank and the Separated Child Foundation, with our communities choosing which one they wished to choose. Many opted for the latter and we are really grateful for the generosity of our members who donated items such as sweatshirts, t-shirts, joggers and toiletries to support teenagers 14+ who are alone in this country, with no family and no possessions. This year, staff from Head Office also went to the charity’s storage centre to help pack arrival packs for some of the separated children.


In 2018 we hope to bring you lots more opportunities  to become involved in social responsibility projects, so watch this space. 

Click on a community below for an individual round-up of their Mitzvah Day activity.  

Those listed below are the communities from which we have received round-ups. If your community is not listed and you still wish to send a round-up, please email it to and it will be added.




Ilford: Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School 

Mill Hill East 


St Albans 

Stanmore & Canons Park


Woodford Forest

Woodside Park