Activities calendar

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2021. Many activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ socially distanced in-person activities using the controls above.

  • Sunday 7 November

    Collecting Food for the Homeless

    Manchester, UK. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    Sikh Sewa Organisation Manchester joined together with The Friendship Circle to collect food for the homeless in the two weeks leading up to Mitzvah Day. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

  • Thursday 11 November

    Visiting jLiving

    London, UK
    Staff from Hampstead & Highgate Express visited residents at jLiving sheltered housing. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

  • Sunday 14 November

    “Draw Your Breath” – meditation with a simple art session

    Hampshire, UK. 19.00 – 20.15
    Dr. Gil Dekel (Hampshire Police Force Chaplain), in a short meditation to follow your breathing, and then to draw it. No artistic skills required.
    There is also a Padlet to upload and share our ‘artworks’ after the meditation.

  • Monday 15 November

    Inter Faith Banner

    Stivichall Primary School, Coat of Arms Bridge Road, Stichivall, Coventry, CV3 6PY
    Each year group created one of the symbols of the 6 major religions, to be joined together as one piece and displayed in the hall. Pupils also took part in activities for Mitzvah Day, including making cards for care homes,…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Making Latkes

    London, UK
    A volunteer chef from Norwood Residential Homes led a Zoom latke-making session with Norwood homes, which were then delivered to Sufra with some information about Norwood and Chanukah.…

    Special Togetherness

    Northwood, London, UK
    Northwood United Synagogue held an inter faith Zoom event on 'Special Togetherness', with speaker Jonathan Powell, and the chief executive of Mitzvah Day. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

  • Friday 19 November

    Mitzvah Day at Holy Trinity & St Silas Primary School

    Holy Trinity & St Silas CofE Primary School, Hartland Road, London, NW1 8DE
    A number of events with pupils at Holy Trinity & St Silas Primary School to mark both Mitzvah Day and Inter Faith Week. Activities included: donations to Chalk Farm Food Bank, gifting chocolate and homemade cards to a local care…

    Visiting Orion School

    The Orion Primary School, Grahame Park Way, London, NW7 2AL
    Mill Hill Cheder visited Orion School to explain what Mitzvah is and do a hands-on project together. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

  • Saturday 20 November

    Mitzvah Day/Inter Faith Week: Practical Conservation Volunteering

    Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 10.00 – 15.00
    Join the London Wildlife Trust team and celebrate Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day an annual day of faith-based social action, with practical conservation tasks at Walthamstow Wetlands.

    You could be chopping down invasive trees, scything meadows…

    Tree Planting

    Rectory Farm, Enfield, EN2 8AA. 10.00 – Saturday 4 December 14.00
    To mark 100 years of Lajna Ima'illah, the Women Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, Lajna Ima'illah have a target to plant 100,000 (one hundred thousand) trees across the UK.



  • Sunday 21 November

    Faith and Climate Change

    St Christopher's Church, Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, London, SE17 1QR. 0.00 – 0.00
    St Christopher's Catholic Church, St Philip's Anglo-Catholic Church, St Peter's Church, and Old Kent Road Mosque had a discussion about climate change and made commitments to take individual and collective action. This was also considered part of Mitzvah Day.…

    Communal Tree Planting

    Highfield Park, St Albans. 0.00 – 0.00
    A session of communal tree planting with people of different faiths and beliefs, to celebrate both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Refugees Boat Trip

    Cumbria, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Refugees from Afghanistan who have recently resettled in Cumbria were welcomed on board one of Windermere Lake Cruises' vessels as part of Mitzvah Day and Inter Faith Week, to help refugees with integration, language, and developing relationships with the local…

    Collecting Sports Gear

    Bromsgrove, UK
    Pupils at Bromsgrove School collected sports gear for Lord Taverners, to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Making Cosmetic Bags

    Bushey, UK
    Bushey and Oxhey Girl Guides made cosmetic bags with products in for the local women's refuge, to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day. …

    Collecting Toys and Food

    Ilford, UK
    Pupils at Clore Tikva School collected toys for the Camp Simcha Toy Drive as well as food for Redbridge Food Bank. They also baked cupcakes with members of Nisa Nashim to add to the food bank. This was to mark…

    Items for Leeds Women’s Aid and Staying Put in Bradford

    Leeds, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Different faith communities in Bradford and Leeds boxed up donated items for Leeds Women's Aid and Staying Put in Bradford. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Child’s Hill Food Bank Donations

    Finchley, UK
    Staff from FMCB Chartered Accountants donated food for Child's Hill Food Bank, to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Collections for Mitzvah Day

    London, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue collected various items for the local community. These were: bikes for asylum seekers and refugees; toiletries, makeup and secondhand jewellery for needy brides in Israel; food collections for Food Bank Aid, GIFT, the soup kitchen at…

    Food Bank Collection

    London, UK
    Hampstead Synagogue worked with a local church and local mosque to collect food at a local synagogue. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Wrap Up Warm London

    London, UK
    HMRC Stratford Jewish Network collected coats to drop off at Wrap Up Warm London locations. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Messages of Hope for Asylum Seekers

    London, UK
    The team at Holocaust Memorial Day Trust wrote cards with messages of hope to asylum seekers in the UK who are supported by the refugee crisis charity Care4Calais. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Collections for Afghan Refugees

    Watford, UK
    Iron Aid Foundation, together with Northwood United Synagogue, collected items for Afghan refugees for Goods for Good. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Clearing Local Allotments

    Sipson, UK
    Pupils at Lady Nafisa Secondary School for Girls cleared local allotments. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Cooking for a Local Soup Kitchen

    London, UK
    LSE Faith Centre brought together different faith society members to cook for a local soup kitchen. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Collecting for Food Bank

    London, UK
    Pupils at Lyndhurst School collected food to deliver to Food Bank Aid North London. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Mitzvah Day at Mosaic Liberal Synagogue

    Middlesex, UK
    Mosaic Liberal Synagogue carried out various social action activities to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day. These were: Goods for Goods clothing collection, food bank collection, making mezuzot for Belarus, an environmental project with Friends of Harrow Weald,…

    Cards for Afghan Refugees

    London, UK
    Members of Nisa Nashim created cards for Afghan refugees which included Tesco vouchers. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Litter Picking for Mitzvah Day

    Nottingham, UK
    Nottingham Liberal Chedar picked litter in a church garden, local streets and recreation grounds with a local Methodist Church.…

    Toiletry Drive for Separated Child Foundation

    London, UK
    OGR Stock Denton Solicitors did a toiletry drive for Separated Child Foundation. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day. …

    Tea Party and Donations

    Peterborough, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community, together with a representatives from the local Sikh and Muslim communities, held a tea party to accept donations. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Planting Bulbs and Trees at Shenley Park

    Shenley Park, Radlett Ln, Shenley, Radlett WD7 9DW
    Shenley Park Trust planted thousands of bulbs and trees across Shenley Park. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day. …

    Food Bank and Cards of Joy

    Hampstead, London, UK
    Pupils at South Hampstead High School collected for the food bank and created Cards of Joy to send with the food. This was to mark both Inter Faith Wee and Mitzvah Day.…

    Inter Faith Tea Party and Rucksack Challenge

    Manchester, UK
    South Manchester Synagogue (Bowdon) invited all members of Altrincham Interfaith Group to a tea party, and led the Rucksack Challenge, where participants donate rucksacks for rough sleepers filled with listed items.…

    Mitzvah Day at Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue

    Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, London Rd, Stanmore, Harrow HA7 4NS
    Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue held a tea for seniors, collectathons, a kids zone, a youth zone, and a knitting session. They also led an inter faith gardening project at Canons Park. …

    Fashion on Film

    Stevenage, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Stevenage Liberal Synagogue hosted a Zoom inter faith talk called 'Fashion on Film'. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Cooking for Mitzvah Day

    St Mary & St Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, Cranbourne Gardens, London NW11 0HS
    St Mary & St Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church used donations from Alyth Synagogue to cook for a homeless outreach project. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    FoodCycle

    St Paul's Church Marylebone, 5 Rossmore Rd, London NW1 6NJ. 0.00 – 0.00
    St Paul's Church partnered with a local synagogue to organise a donation rota for store essentials for FoodCycle; providing a weekly sit down meal for food-poor and isolated local residents. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah…

    Clearing Garden Spaces

    London, UK
    Telereal Trillium cleared and revamped the garden spaces at Islington Progression Pathway Service. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day. …

    Gardening for Mitzvah Day

    Harrow Weald, UK
    The Friends of Harrow Weald hosted people of all faiths and backgrounds coming together to do some gardening and clearing, followed by tea and cake. …

    Planting Daffodils

    Winchester, UK
    Winchester's Jewish Community and friends planted daffodils in Hilliers Haven garden to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day. …

    Collecting Gifts for Refugees

    Worcester, UK
    Worcestershire Interfaith Forum collected donations of gifts for local refugees, to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Mitzvah Day with York Liberal Jewish Community

    York, UK
    York Liberal Jewish Community did an inter faith park tidy together with the Church of Latter Day Saints. They also threw a children's party making feeders and food for wild birds, and collected items for the homeless in York.…

    Collecting for Afghan Refugees

    Cardiff, UK
    The Interfaith Council for Wales invited individual communities to ask their members to donate specific items to the a local charity which is supporting Afghan Refugees now arriving in Wales. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah…

    Inter Faith Coffee Morning

    Manchester, UK
    Bowdon Community Cares hosted an inter faith coffee morning with local faith leaders and congregants, to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Tree Planting for Mitzvah Day

    Oxford, UK
    An inter faith tree planting with Oxford faith communities, Oxford Jewish Congregation inter faith group, and EcoSynagogue. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Tour of Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation

    Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation, Wootton Gardens, Bournemouth, BH1 1PW
    A few members of the local Muslim community were invited to have a guided tour of Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation, led by Nisa Nashim Wessex.…

    Mitzvah Day with North Walney Primary School

    Barrow-in-Furness, UK
    Pupils at North Walney Primary school created 'boxes of love' and a Mitzvah Wall, and delivered food to the local homeless group.…

    Tree-planting ceremony at UNTAS Youth Zone

    Community Garden, Unitas Youth Zone, 76 Montrose Avenue Edgware HA8 0DT. 11.00 – 12.00
    As part of Inter Faith Week (14 – 21 November 2021) the Middlesex Inter Faith Network (MDX IFN) and Barnet Multi Faith Forum (BMFF) invite you to join us on MITZVAH DAY (SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER) for a tree-planting ceremony at…

    Nisa Nashim Standing Together Against VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls)

    Birmingham, UK. 12.00 – 13.00
    Muslim and Jewish women of Nisa Nashim WM standing together against VAWG (violence against women and girls), calling for misogyny and acts against women to be a hate crime. Women and men welcome, of all faiths and none.…

    Mitzvah Day Packing Items for Women’s Refuges

    BEAP, 21 Cornwall Terrace, Bradford BD8 7JS. 12.00 – 16.00
    In the weeks leading up to Mitzvah Day, faith communities in Bradford and Leeds are coming together to collect donations for women’s refuges in the two cities. Mitzvah Day itself will see items packed ready for delivery.…

    Collecting Clothes and Toys

    Westminster Synagogue, Kent House, Rutland Gardens, London, SW7 1BX. 14.00 – 16.00
    Westminster Synagogue invited people to help sort and pack clothes to send to children in need, and to donate toys for Sebby's Corner's Christmas Appeal. This was to mark both Mitzvah Day and Inter Faith Week.…

  • Tuesday 21 December

    Mitzvah Day Environment Volunteering

    Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Rushett Rd, Long Ditton, Surrey KT7 0UX
    The Dialogue Society joined Kingston Liberal Synagogue for a Jewish/Muslim inter faith volunteering event. Activities included creating fat balls and other treats for local birds, visiting Long Ditton to help clear leaves and cut back foliage, and litter picking in…

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