US Chesed News

US members and communities shine at Mitzvah Day Awards
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Friday 2nd February 2018

We are delighted that the United Synagogue communities and individuals were nominated in several categories of the Mitzvah Day Awards this week. Our communities work tirelessly throughout the year to perform acts of kindness for others and it is only fitting that they are recognised for their amazing work.

We would like to wish Mazal Tov to Stanmore US who won the Outstanding Mitzvah Day Group for organising an amazing 18 different projects in the week leading up to and on Mitzvah Day itself. Their projects included an inter-faith event together with the Shree Swaminarayan Temple working together to transform the gardens at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, soup-making for the homeless, Mitzvah day mummies taking their babies to a local Jewish Care Home and an afternoon tea for seniors in the community.  Mazal Tov also to organisers Juliette Harris and Sam Jacobs.

Juliette Harris (second from left) and Sam Jacobs (second from right) with Laura Marks (left) and Dan Rickman from Mitzvah Day

Mazal Tov also goes to Golders Green US and Interfaith Matters and organiser Diana Wolfin on winning the Outstanding Interfaith Partnership for a joint blood drive, with a mix of Hindus, Muslims and Jews donating blood to the national blood bank, including Muslims from the New Islamic Centre in Golders Green.

Diane Wolfin (left) and Daniela Pears

We would like to take this opportunity congratulate Michelle Becker of Radlett US & Pinner US for being nominated in the Outstanding Mitzvah Day Individual and ‘L'Dor Vador - From Generation to Generation’ respectively.