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Published 28 November

Mitzvah Day 2021

Childs Hill Planting

Led by Ingrid Posen, gardeners from Golders Green Synagogue planted 22 Sakura Cherry Trees and more than 100 bulbs. They were joined by Mrs Sachiko Fujita, Counsellor of the Japan Association in the UK, her grandchildren and Chizuko Winter, Secretary of the Sakura Project.

Usually, they tell us, members of their office simply stand to commemorate the newly planted trees which are being gifted to communities across the UK. On Mitzvah Day, however, it was a different and special honour to see them being planted and to join in the experience. The gift of trees to Childs Hill Park is part of The Vision Project, which is distributing 7000 trees to promote friendship between Japan and UK.

Knitting for C4WS Homeless

Thanks to organisational genius of Suzette Palmer, a rotation of 11 knitters came together, new and old, to knit warm woollen goods for homeless men at the C4WS shelter. With many projects completed and delivered by Mitzvah Day, others where started on the day, to be collected in time for delivery to the shelter in the weeks to come.

Sainsbury’s Shopathon for Food Bank Aid North London

With organisation by Anat Strauss Atzil, a contingent of 10 shul members encouraged shoppers to add an extra item to their shopping in support of Food Bank Aid North London. In the afternoon, 13 huge boxes of food were collected, and delivered to the Food Bank’s hub on Monday morning.

Charity Collections

Thank you to community members for their contributions of mens/boys clothing and toiletry products for the Separated Child Foundation and your spare sport kit for Lord Traverse Oversees.

To all who helped with driving and schlepping, you made the day possible. Thank you for everyone’s help in bringing about a successful Mitzvah Day 2021!


The following pictures were taken and supplied courtesy of Yaffa Judah Photography: