Mitzvah Day - Welcoming Borehamwood’s Muslim Community to their New Mosque

Sunday 8 November 0.00 – 0.00 Sunday 15 November


As part of Mitzvah Day 2020, working with local anti-hunger charity, Gratitude we are welcoming Borehamwood's Muslim Community to their new mosque in Maxwell Road. Based around the themes of "Celebrating Diversity" and "Food Brings Us Together", please send us photos of yourself holding a welcome message or just a photo of a children's drawing for them, including your faith's symbol and food that represents it (if you have one)  or just your favourite food (if you don't). Please email them to: 

At 2pm on Sunday 15th Nov we will also stream a celebrating diversity event.
For more info:

Event held by Gratitude Charity, Borehamwood Islamic Society, Mitzvah Day
Contact Dan Ozarow
Venue accessibility
Event categories Children’s event, Food, Interfaith Mitzvah Day, Service or vigil
Important information On Mitzvah Day 2020 we would like YOU to help us welcome the Muslim community to their new mosque on Maxwell Road, Borehamwood by taking part in a social media hive action. Please do the following. Either:

1) Take a photo of yourself and any family or friends in your bubble with a written sign welcoming them to the mosque. This sign could include symbols of your own faith if you have one (e.g. Cross, Star of David, Star and Crescent, Om etc) and a drawing of a food that represents your faith or your favourite food if you aren’t from a faith background.

2) If you prefer, please just send us your welcome message with the drawn picture. If you have children please encourage them to draw the pictures themselves. Before lockdown was announced, this project was going to involve us all getting together to create a garden outside the mosque. So please also include drawn pictures of what you’d like the garden to look like!

Email these to by the 12th of November 2020 and we will post them on Gratitude and Mitzvah Day’s websites and social media. Do be aware that by sending us your photos they may be shared more widely. Do not include your full names on the messages but first names (and ages for kids entries) are fine.

On Mitzvah Day itself at 2pm we will also stream a short online event during which leaders from our town’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities will provide welcome messages including Rabbi Jeff Berger, Rev. Louise Collins (TBC), Bhaktivedanta Manor Hari Krishna Temple, a speaker from the mosque, John and Sheila Carlisle from Gratitude and Dan Ozarow, project coordinator.

A slideshow of all your photos and pictures will run between their short messages. The event will also include a virtual tour of the mosque by the Imam so that we can gain a better understanding of their faith. This will be screened on youtube (see updates on the facebook event page for the link)

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