Activities calendar

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2019. This will be removed once the report on the 2019 Week is available. Information about 2020 will be added later in the year.

  • Sunday 13 October

    Making Chanukah cards

    Chelmsford
    Writtle Infant School will be making Chanukah cards for Jewish Blind and Disabled tenants on Friday October 13.…

  • Tuesday 29 October

    Politicians Unite to Help the Homeless

    London
    Politicians from all parties put disputes about Brexit and elections aside to come together in social action and support Mitzvah Day.
    MPs and Peers from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, as well as The Independent Group for…

  • Wednesday 6 November

    School Activities

    Barrow-in-Furness. 0.00 – Wednesday 13 November 0.00
    Activities taking place in North Walney Primary
    On Wednesday 6th Nov - Hannah from Love my Beach will teach the children about the problems beaches currently face and how we can help.
    On Tuesday 12th November - the…

  • Sunday 10 November

    Remembrance Parade

    Hertsmere
    Members of The Warriors Trefoil Guild attend AJEX Parade for rememberance. …

  • Monday 11 November

    Climate Change Inter Faith Workshop

    St Peter's House, Manchester, M13 9GH. 12.00 – 13.00
    The time is now! The climate is changing and we must too! Come and hear from environmentalist expert Kamran Shezad on the role of faith in tackling climate change, and gain insight on what it is that we can actually…

  • Tuesday 12 November

    Serving food to the homeless

    London
    On November 12th the Indian Jewish Association will be volunteering with the homeless charity, Nishkam S.W.A.T, otherwise known as the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team. They will be serving food to the homeless in London. Nishkam SWAT serve the homeless…

    School Inter Faith Cooking

    Sufra Food Bank, 160 Pitfield Way, London NW10 0PW
    Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoss) will join Lady Nafisa School for inter faith cooking event from 11am - 1.30pm. They will cook meals (fruit salad and pasta salad) at/for Sufra NW foodbank.…

    JSoc Event

    The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Butterfly Ln, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3AF. 12.30 – 13.00
    Jsoc will run an event on Tuesday lunchtime (12:35-1:30) before Mitzvah Day 2019, welcoming Mitzvah Day Interfaith Advisor Rabbi Jeff Berger.…

  • Wednesday 13 November

    Cooking for those in need

    Nottingham
    Salaam Shalom Kitchen Nottingham are a 365 charity run by Jews and Muslims, operating a community cafe for people in need in a deprived inner city part of Nottingham once a week.
    They wil be holding a special Mitzvah…

  • Thursday 14 November

    Making vinnie packs for the homeless

    Barnet
    A Multi school interfaith project where students will make Vinnie Packs for the homeless. Jewish and Catholic primary and secondary schools unite to help communities around them. …

    Discover Walthamstow Wetlands

    Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 11.00 – 12.30
    Come and join a free guided walk at Walthamstow Wetlands led by London Wildlife Trust team. Learn about the history of the Wetlands and the wildlife on site. Walks last around 90 minutes.

  • Friday 15 November

    Sunshine for seniors

    Nottingham
    Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (formerly NPJC) with members of the local Sikh community we are visiting an older persons ward at the Queens medical centre hospital. They are going to sing and take hand made cards to the patients.…

    Mitzvah Day School Projects

    Henrietta Barnett School, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 7BN
    The school will run the following projects:
    1) School-wide collection for Colindale Food Bank
    2) Upcycling old T Shirts workshop to make dog toys for an animal shelter
    3) Community Litter Pick together with the Hampstead…

  • Sunday 17 November

    Mitzvah Day

    West Hampstead, London. 0.00 – 0.00
    Hampstead Synagogue jointly with the Christian and Muslim communities will be collecting items for the benefit of the underprivileged. We will have tables set up outside Waitrose and Tesco in West Hampstead as collection points. All are invited to help.…

    Cooking for the homeless and collection for refugees

    West Norwood, London
    Lambeth Emmaus, the Jewish Labour Movement and friends will be preparing (from 6am) and serving food at St Luke's nightshelter in West Norwood on early morning of 17th November. They are also separately organising as part of Mitzvah Day a…

    Mitzvah Day at Harlow

    Harlow
    Mitzvah Day at Harlow - preparing food at the Synagogue before joining with other faith groups to serve lunch in the town centre. …

    Making sandwiches for distribution

    Kensington
    Members of Holland Park Synagogue will join volunteers from the Central Gurdwara for #mitzvahday #interfaithweek to make sandwiches for distribution by Nishkam SWAT to those in need…

    Give Away Your Lunch

    Central London
    Join AAK Ltd this Mitzvah Day to give away your lunch to those who are less fortunate.…

    Food bank collection

    Islington South and Finsbury
    We will be collecting food for a local food bank in Islington. …

    Food collection

    Central London
    A collection of food and toiletries for St Mungo's homeless shelter in Covent Garden.…

    Care home and food bank visits

    Hendon
    Visit to Jewish Care Clore Manor care home and then the Church-run Foodbank in Colindale.…

    Civil Service collection

    London
    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport coordinated a collection across the whole of the civil service for Passage (homeless charity).…

    Collection for the homeless

    Finchley and Golders Green
    A collection of food, toiletries etc for Homeless Action in Barnet or similar organisation.…

    Inter faith social action day

    Boxtree Park, High Road, Harrow Weald, Harrow, HA3 6EJ
    Friends of Harrow Weald will meet at Boxtree Park in Boxtree Lane for an interfaith day of action for all. They will volunteer to create a lasting legacy by planting a fruit tree orchard, as well as installing bat and…

    Soup Kitchen

    Harlow
    The Harlow Jewish Community are hosting a soup kitchen on Mitzvah Day. They will cook in the synagogue a cream of vegetable and pulses soup, to be offered with chunks of french bread, to people in need. The Jewish Community…

    Caritas Vinnie Packs Project

    Brent North
    JFS School will join the Caritas Vinnie Packs project, with 5 other Jewish and catholic primary and secondary schools to help the homeless.…

    Collections for the homeless

    Hampstead and Kilburn
    JHub will organise a collection for Emmanuel Church for their C4WS Winter Shelter for the homeless. They will join the whole of Haskell House staff in order to collect more items.…

    Kisharon Social Action Activities

    London
    Kisharon will organise:

    1) Tree and bulb planting at Childs Hill Library, together with Barnet Libraries.
    2) Adopt a Bubba/Zeida (grandparent): talk to the local homes- Kisharon adults/ children met with senior citizens.
    3) Shoebox…

    Supporting local homeless charities

    Leicester
    This is a multi-Faith project where the League of Jewish Women Leicester support two local Homeless charities, One Roof Leicester and Open Hands. Both have hostels for the homeless. Open Hands has a food bank as well and makes regular…

    Items collection

    Leeds
    Leeds Faith Forum will help the Jewish community in the run-up to Mitzvah Day as part of a ‘Mitzvah Month’.
    Members of faith communities who are represented by Leeds Faith Forum will be asked to donate a range of…

    Mitzvah Day Activities

    Maidenhead
    Maidenhead Synagogue will run a Chanukah Arts and Craft activity in partnership with Norwood and Wellington College including:
    A litter pick, Toy sorting, card making, cooking for local homeless and vulnerable and tree planting - with the synagogue, mosque…

    Sign Language Workshop

    Southgate, London
    Nisa-Nashim Southgate will run a sign language workshop with the Jewish deaf society at Sharei Tzedek Shul.…

    Inter Faith Event

    Leeds Central
    Nisa-Nashim Leeds will take part in an inter faith event and collect for Leeds Women's Aid Christmas Appeal.…

    Mitzvah Day Community Action

    Northwood
    Northwood United Synagogue has organised four activities to attract numerous members of their synagogue to take part. They will be supporting three chosen local charities.

    Volunteers will help out at the OASIS Lunch for the Homeless at…

    Designing pictures and cards

    London
    The older children at Pippa Pop-ins across London will be designing their own pictures and cards for ALEH charity in Israel, and the nurseries will send them.…

    Volunteering Day

    London
    The PWC office will attend the Norwood volunteering day.…

    Care Home Visit

    Hampstead and Kilburn
    Shir Hayim Hampstead Reform Jewish Community will attend Mora Burnett House on Mitzvah Day, which is a Camden Council residential home run by a commercial company. Together, they will hold a tea together, sing songs, provide live music and dance…

    School Social Action Activities

    Hampstead and Kilburn
    South Hampstead High School will make tote bags for Israeli food bank charity, Leket Israel. They will also hold a collection for a food bank and a collection for Bloody Good Period (sanitary items).…

    Care home visit

    St Albans
    St Albans Mums and Tots will visit Verulam House care home and sing nursery rhymes.…

    Synagogue Mitzvah Day Projects

    St Albans
    St Albans Masorti Synagogue will conduct an impressive 11 projects overall, including:

    1.Cheder Cupcake decoration. 100 decorated cupcakes to be shared out to local Women’s Refuge, Homeless Centre & Care Home.
    2.Afternoon Tea with Syrian…

    Hawkshead Project

    Barrow-in-Furness
    The following will be a part of Hawkshead Project with Abigail Mann:
    Holidaycottages.co.uk
    Lakeland Youth Council
    St Bernard's Catholic High School
    Walney School…

    Bottle top collection

    Warrington
    St Monica's Catholic Primary School will be holding a bottle top collection. They have been inspired to take part by North Cheshire Jewish Primary School with whom they enjoy links.

    Gardening Activities

    London
    The Lewisham Reconnection and Assessment Centre will take part in painting and gardening activities for Mitzvah Day.…

    Planting bluebells

    Winchester
    WCarver Active Group will plant over two hundred bluebells in a Winchester woodland park in the company of the Mayor of Winchester and a local Councillor. Refreshments will include mulled wine, challah and cinnamon balls. …

    Knitting baby clothes

    Welwyn Garden Hebrew Congregation, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6SU. 0.00 – 0.00
    The Welwyn Garden City Hebrew Congregation members and members of the Welwyn Hatfield Interfaith Group will be knitting baby clothes for premature babies. …

    Cooking for the homeless

    Carlisle
    Part of the Hawkshead project - An interfaith event with Muslims, Jews and refugees cooking for the homeless for Mitzvah Day…

    Environmental activity day

    Highgate Wood
    As part of their programme to increase their environmental activity, they will be joining Crouch End Open Space (CREOS) for their monthly environmental activity day in Highgate and Queens Wood.…

    Friendship Circle - Collection and making care packs for homeless people

    Manchester
    Cross communal collection for homeless shelters and homeless on the streets of Manchester. They worked with Sikh sewa organisation (SSO) and a local Synagogue to collect items in the days leading up to and the day of Mitzvah day. They…

    Street clean up

    Garnethill Synagogue, 129 Hill St, Glasgow G3 6UB
    The Garnethill Synagogue community, along with the Friends of Garnethill Green Spaces and members of the St. Andrew's West Church, will take to the streets for a litter picking session to beautify our collective neighbourhood. Afterwards, they will go into…

    Mitzvah Day / Inter Faith Week Practical Conservation at Walthamstow Wetlands

    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.

    Roll up your sleeves, its time to get your…

    Mitzvah Day with Jewish West Midlands

    Selly Oak, Birmingham
    Jewish West Midlands will be providing hospitality at local hospitals, tea for refugees at central church and also a 'Coffee with Knit and Natter' group at residential care home, as well as a donation of blankets and garments to local…

    Mitzvah Day in Leeds

    Leeds
    Leeds Jewish Community are hosting a cross community, cross generational, intrafaith event entitled ‘How can you help our community thrive in an ever evolving world?’
    A day of action, inspiration and creativity, to help make Leeds even better.

    Producing eco-bricks

    Leeds North East
    Leeds Jewish Representative Council will be working with a local church to run an activity at our Community Day to introduce people to a project which involves using plastic milk bottles and plastic bottles to produce sculptures and eco-bricks.…

    Mitzvah Day collections

    Wythenshawe
    A collection of new underwear etc for Women's Aid and Food collection for homeless and hungry. They also hope to involve a Muslim Network in supporting this collection and to come over for aftenoon tea on MD.…

    Merseyside Inter Faith Week 2019 : Faith, Climate and Mitzvah Actions

    Liverpool. 12.30 – 16.15
    We're coming together on Mitzvah Day to continue our multifaith, city-region wide response to climate change as part of Inter Faith Week. Share your ideas, join discussions, take part in workshops and be inspired.
    As part of our Mitzvah…

    Mitzvah Day Inter Faith Cooking at JW3

    JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET. 13.00 – 15.00
    We would love for you to join us at Mitzvah Day's Interfaith Cooking event which is taking place on Sunday November 17th (Mitzvah Day itself) from 1pm - 3pm at JW3.

    We are bringing together a lovely…

    Interfaith Week and Mitzvah Day Celebrations

    Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NB. 13.00 – 16.00
    Join us for a special free entry open house for Mitzvah Day and Inter Faith Week. Take part in arts and crafts activities and baking for a local charity.…

    Refreshments at Alexandra Hospital

    Alexandra Hospital, Woodrow Drive, Redditch, B98 7UB. 14.00 – 16.00
    Worcestershire Interfaith Forum will be serving free refreshments at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch

    We need volunteers to form a multi-faith team to serve free refreshments to patients, visitors, and staff. …

    Wembley Tree Planting Event

    Al Khoei Foundation, Chevening Road, London, NW6 6TN. 15.30 – 17.00
    An Interfaith planting project, welcome high profile guests, at Al Khoei centre. They will plant: Apple tree, Fig tree, Primroses, Hyssop, Basil.

    Attendees: Dr Sheikh Ramzy Of the Oxford Islamic Information Centre (OIIC), Ayatollah Dr Sayyid…

    Peace and Interfaith Conference

    MINHAJ UL QURAN LONDON . 17.00 – 19.00
    Minhaj ul Quran london and ReviveFM invite you to the Peace and interfaith conference on sunday 17th Nov. This conference is part of the national Inter Faith Week. …

    Sunshine for seniors

    Finchley
    Nisa-Nashim Finchley will be visiting old people’s home (on 15 Nov early afternoon) for tea and knitting…

    food collection

    Kingston and Surbiton
    An afternoon of readings on November 17th coincides with Mitzvah Day.
    Whilst coming together to enjoy the readings, it is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a project for Mitzvah Day with Food Relief, which is situated at Morden…

    cooking for homeless people

    Marylebone
    Nisa-Nashim Marylebone will be doing some interfaith cooking for a local homeless community at Crossroads Women's Shelter on Tuesday 19th November: Mitzvah Day at WLS…

    sanitary product collection

    Dorset
    Nisa-Nashim Wessex are doing their own collection of Sanitary protection which will run from Mitzvah Day to Sadaqa day. They will be splitting their donations between their local food banks and the convoy to Syria that is organised by one…

    Knit and natter, food collection and making books for refugees

    Pinner
    Interfaith Knit and Natter and also making books for refugee children, as well as a collection for the local food bank and various other collections.…

    Bulb planting for the elderly

    East Finchley
    Somali Bravanese Welfare Association will be running a tour of their new centre and there will be communal bulb planting to give to elderly care homes

    The event will be running from 11am to 12pm on Mitzvah…

    Litter picking

    Leicester
    There will be litter picking in a local park with other faith societies and environmental action groups at the university…

    Village of Hawkshead Mitzvah Day activities

    Kendal
    Join their Tent Salvage for the Homeless

    Bag Pack at ASDA

    Bring a dish interfaith lunch

    Interfaith gathering for remembrance

    Litter Picks

    Beach Cleans

    cooking for a homeless shelter

    Gatley
    Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation Gatley are cooking and serving the local homeless shelter on Sunday 17th, in collaboration with Christian charity, Loaves and Fishes.…

  • Saturday 23 November

    Guide in a Hide at Walthamstow Wetlands

    Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 10.00 – 12.00
    Walthamstow Wetlands offers a haven for wildfowl, especially during the winter months. If you want to find out more about the Wetlands, the birds that migrate here and the ones that live here pop down to our Guide in a…

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