EDRS Cleans, Collects and Connects on Mitzvah Day 2015
Monday November 23 - Members of Edgware and District Reform Synagogue (EDRS) were among around 37,000 volunteers who gave their time to support numerous good causes on Mitzvah Day yesterday, Sunday November 22.
Mitzvah Day founder and chair, Laura Marks applauded EDRS on its achievements, saying: “It’s evident that EDRS was successful in how it touched the lives of many and as a result will have real, lasting impact throughout the year.”
In all, EDRS organised nine projects – alongside more than 1,000 organised nationally, which included: clean-ups at the Homeless Action in Barnet Day Centre and Norwood’s Kennedy Leigh Family Centre - attended by Hugh Rayner, Mayor of Barnet; a food collection at Marks & Spencer in Edgware for the Brent Sufra Foodbank attended by Imam Ibrahim Mogra, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Great Britain, Collectathons for Homeless Action in Barnet and Barnet Refugee Service, and litter picking at a local park. EDRS also organised its first neighborhood tea for the local community and held successful Skype session with it’s twin community in the Ukraine.
Mitzvah Day Project organiser Anna Flash said: “It was heart-warming and exciting to see so many members of our community joining together and making a real difference for those less fortunate. We could really see how our projects, and the many others carried out on Mitzvah Day, help shape and strengthen ties in our local community.”
Photos coming soon.