Mitzvah Day 2020 (Nov 15th)

Lots of opportunities to join in on Mitzvah day this year.  

This Sunday 15th November is Mitzvah Day. We have 4 valuable projects running at KN: hands-on-work in our green spaces; giving blood; donating food to the GIFT food bank; or preparing fresh fruit donations for refugees.

Do get involved! One small action can make a big difference.

Any questions please contact the link co-ordinator for each project or email


1.  Joely bear giving blood -

Anyone who is eligible can make an appointment to give blood at the Edgware Donor Centre or at Borehamwood. Please see facebook link for full details.  


2. GIFT - Foodbank collection

For well over a decade, GIFT has been helping struggling families with weekly food packages designed to help supplement their weekly shopping.
GIFT provides hundreds of households, Jewish and non-Jewish, with a weekly food parcel containing some of the following:
non-perishable foods, bread, challah and baked goods, fruit & vegetables, household items, toiletries & chickens.
We assess the needs of each family referred to us and do not turn any genuine request away.
Our stocks are extremely low at the moment due to a huge surge in recent referrals. Your help & generosity at this time is hugely appreciated.  


Collection point: Allan and Rhona Myers' house.

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3. Fresh fruit bags for Barnet Refugee Service via Tanya

Barnet Refugee Service (BRS) have told us about some newly arrived refugees being housed temporarily in a hotel near Brent Cross.  They are stuck in their rooms, provided with very meagre rations.

Some fresh fruit would enhance their diet & bring some sunshine into their very confined, unstable, precarious lives. The fruit would be distributed to those most in need via BRS.

Please make up a bag(s) of easily stored & easily prepared fruit e.g. 2apples, 2 bananas, 2 satsumas per bag.   You could add a note of greeting in the bag.

Please bring the bags to Tanya Novick at St Joseph’s Gate, Holborn Close, off Lawrence Street, Mill Hill, NW7 4AZ on Sunday 15 November between 11-1.  Please phone first so that she can meet you at the gate & load up her car for delivery to BRS.

For any queries, please phone Tanya or contact KNM (


4. Barn Hill Conservation Group  Sunday morning project


Barn Hill is an area of woodland and acid grassland glades with views across Wembley Park toward Wembley Stadium, towards Harrow on the Hill and also towards central London. In the 18th century the area was landscaped by Humphry Repton. The acid grassland is a rarity in London and a home to a variety of special flora and fauna. The aim of the project is to restore some of the grassland that has been overgrown by scrub oaks and bramble to encourage bio-diversity and to reveal more of the original Repton vistas. The work involves using hand tools. Instruction will be given.


Meet 9:45 at the turn on Barn Hill (road) near to 81 Barn Hill, HA9 9LN. Tools will be provided but bring gardening gloves and boots. Some refreshments provided but best to bring some water. Project ends at 12:30.


Let Maurice know if you intend to join or contact KNM (


Note. The plan is subject to change depending on the weather and Government regulations.