The Jewish Leadership Council is pleased to announce that Mitzvah Day is the latest organisation to be joining the JLC.
Mitzvah Day is guided by the Jewish values of tikkun olam, gemilut chasadim and tzedek, bringing Jews and non-Jews together to build more cohesive neighbourhoods and to strengthen civil society.
This year, Mitzvah Day celebrates its tenth anniversary as a charity and involves around 40,000 people giving their time to make a difference to the community around us. Mitzvah Day is one of the Jewish community’s greatest social action organisations encouraging interfaith interaction, volunteering and engagement in civil society. It is the country’s largest interfaith social action event.
The JLC now has a total of 35 member organisations. We work through our members, regional representative councils and across all denominations of Judaism to ensure the interests of the Jewish community are promoted.
Jonathan Goldstein, Chair of the JLC said:
“The JLC is delighted to have such a wonderful communal organisation join our membership. We look forward to supporting Mitzvah Day and seeing this relationship go from strength to strength.”
Laura Marks OBE, Chair of Mitzvah Day said:
“Mitzvah Day is very pleased to be joining the JLC. Mitzvah Day focusses on building bridges both within the Jewish community but mostly with other faith groups, opinion leaders, and the wider world. Membership will enable us to contribute more effectively to the discussions on the challenges facing both our own community and society at large."