1 November 2016
LJY-Netzer’s Anna Craven helped to launch Mitzvah Day 2016, the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action, at an event in the Houses of Parliament.
Anna spoke to 20 Parliamentarians, from all sides of the political spectrum, about Liberal Judaism, our youth movement and all the incredible projects happening in our communities around the UK on Mitzvah Day.
She also helped the MPs decorate cupcakes, which were then taken to Norton House care home, in Westminster, as part of a ‘sunshine to seniors’ project where volunteers served tea and spent time with the residents.
Mitzvah Day 2016 – which takes place on, and around, Sunday November 27 – will see more than 40,000 volunteers in Britain and 20 other countries giving their time, not their money, to make a difference to the community around them. This year, more than ever, Mitzvah Day is focused on building bridges and bringing people of all faiths, and none, together.
Anna said: “The MPs were all very keen to find out more about Liberal Judaism and Mitzvah Day and how they can support us. I also got to talk to my personal local MP – Diane Abbot – about all the Jewish events that happen in the constituency.”
The MPs and Peers taking part in the launch event were Diane Abbott, Luciana Berger, Sir Peter Bottomley, Tom Brake, John Cryer, Oliver Dowden, Louise Ellman, Nus Ghani, Kelvin Hopkin, Nigel Huddleston, John McDonnell, Liz McInnes, Lord Mendelsohn, Melanie Onn, Barry Sheerman, Tulip Siddiq, John Spellar, Wes Streeting, Stephen Timms and Theresa Villiers.
For more information on Mitzvah Day 2016, please visit www.mitzvahday.org.uk
[Photo credit: Yakir Zur]
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