Here’s the Mitzvah Day flier

What is Mitzvah Day?

Join 40,000 people on Sunday 19th November 2017 to volunteer for the community around us.  Mitzvah Day is the largest multi-faith day of social action in the UK.

Mitzvah Day is a Jewish-led day of social action that brings thousands of people together of all faiths and none, and all ages, to give their time, NOT their money, to make a difference to the local community around them on Mitzvah Day.

Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue and Cambridge City of Sanctuary invite faith groups to collect items for CamCRAG on Sunday 19th November for their next convoy to France.

A list of the items needed is below.

Donations may be dropped off at Beth Shalom, Auckland Road, Cambridge CB5 8DW between 1pm and 5pm. For directions see This is drop-off only as there is no easy parking, but volunteers will be on hand to help. If you need goods collecting, please contact a City of Sanctuary volunteer on email:

Office 2 353-359 Finchley Road London NW3 6ET +44 20 3747 9960 Mitzvah Day @MitzvahDay Charity no. 1125682

CamCRAG is collecting donations for refugees facing winter living on the streets in Northern France.

The following items only will be collected by City of Sanctuary on November 19th. Please ensure that all items are brand new and well within any expiry date:


Baby wipes

Men’s razors

Spray deodorant (men’s)



Shaving foam

Packs of tissues

Hand sanitiser

Hair oil

Talcum powder


Golden Syrup

Olive Oil


Plain Flour

Tomato Puree

Lemon Juice

UHT Milk

Tinned tomatoes (ring pull top)

White sugar

Tinned chickpeas (ring pull top)

Kidney beans (tinned)

Dried fruit and nuts

Salt and black pepper

Cardamom, turmeric, chilli flakes

Curry leaves, star anise, bay leaves


Washing up liquid

Bin bags (strong)

Plastic gloves

Disinfectant spray

Cling Film

Strong biodegradable bin bags

Orange tape

Brown parcel tape

Permanent markers

Unlocked phones with chargers