27 November 2016
Mitzvah Day’s mission is to reduce hardship and poverty, care better for our environment and spread a little joy, all through hands on participation, not fundraising. Mitzvah Day unites faith and non-faith communities through the shared value of giving with a diverse range of social action projects.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
The Jewish values of Tikkun Olam, Gemilut Chasadim and Tzedek are evident when faith groups work together with one voice to show support during humanitarian crises across the world.
“Our on-going engagement with faith groups, including the Jewish community, is vital in building a safer, stronger and more equal Scotland where our diverse communities can flourish and their contributions are celebrated.
“Mitzvah Day is an excellent example of how people from all walks of life come together and show how easy it is to put Jewish values into action for the benefit of all communities.”