Get involved with Interfaith Week and Mitzvah Day 2023!
To get involved with your JSoc, contact Alison today for more details.
What is Mitzvah Day and Interfaith Week?
Mitzvah Day is the UK’s largest faith-led day of social action where communities and individuals undertake a range of volunteer projects for those in need in their local community. Be sure to register your JSoc for Mitzvah Day (https://mitzvahday.org.uk/registration-information/).
Interfaith Week aims to strengthen interfaith relations, increase awareness of different faith communities in the UK and increase the understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs.
What can your JSoc do to get involved?
This year UJS are encouraging JSocs to get involved with different projects for Mitzvah Day and Interfaith Week - you can choose any (or all) from the list below or you can make your own. Either way we’re here to support your JSoc for what will be a great Mitzvah Day and Interfaith Week!
- Support those who are impacted by the cost-of-living crisis by supporting your local* soup kitchen/ food bank.
- Support people who experience period poverty by collecting menstrual hygiene products and donating these to a relevant charity*.
- Donate blood at your local donation centre (https://www.blood.co.uk/the-donation-process/about-our-donation-venues/).
- Set up a warm space in your SU* where students can drop in for a chat, cake, and chill.
- Host an interfaith challah bake and invite other faith societies to join in.
Interfaith Friday Night Dinner:
There is no better (and tastier) way to bring people together like a good communal meal can! Organise an Interfaith Friday Night Dinner with other faith societies at your university.
Look out for the interfaith panel event ‘Why I Cover my Head’ and Instagram stories throughout the week celebrating different foods as well as items of significance for people from different religions.
*Contact Alison (email: [email protected] mobile: 07703379145) to find your local soup kitchen, food bank, blood donation centre, where to donate menstrual hygiene products, or if you need support contacting your SU.