Mitzvah Day International was founded in 2005 by Laura Marks, who, upon returning to her native United Kingdom from a period spent in Los Angeles, decided to bring the “Mitzvah Day” concept she experienced through Temple Israel of Hollywood, California, back to the UK. Though the Mitzvah Day she was familiar with (and most Mitzvah Days in the United States) was based around a single community or congregation, her concept for Mitzvah Day in the UK was to unite the Jewish community and other groups around a single coordinated day of social action across the country. Mitzvah Day became registered as an independent charity in the UK in 2008.
According to Mitzvah Day International, in 2015, over 40,000 people participated in Mitzvah Day around the world. In many communities, Mitzvah Day has expanded to include participants from other faith communities as well.
This year’s Mitzvah Day will kick off at 9 am at Congregation B'nai Israel with registration, breakfast, and opening remarks from John DeCarmine of Grace Marketplace.
For more information about Mitzvah Day International click here.
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Ninth Annual JCNCF Community Mitzvah Day
Sunday, November 19 at 9 am
Registration, Breakfast &
Opening Program at
Congregation B'nai Israel
3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville 32605
About Mitzvah Day ... On Sunday, November 19, 2017, thousands of Jews, representing hundreds of organizations around the world, will gather in synagogues and community centers to perform acts of lovingkindness. An individual’s obligation to engage in tikkun olam—Hebrew for healing the world—is one of the central messages of Judaism and the main mission of Mitzvah Day International, which encourages people to give their time to worthwhile local causes, while also creating deeper links within communities and supporting charities.
The Jewish Community of North Central Florida will mark the ninth year of doing good deeds as a collective, and Mitzvah Day International has been promoting this annual day of service for over 10 years!.