On Sunday 18th November 2018, Jewish and Muslim communities came together to collect food, strengthen interfaith bonds and make soup in an effort to feed the homeless and hungry as part of Mitzvah day 2018. The day was held as part of interfaith week which concluded on Sunday.
The MCB’s very own Secretary General, Harun Khan and Deputy Secretary General, Hassan Joudi also took part at their local Synagogues where they helped collect essentials for a local charity!
MCB’s Affiliates Muslim Aid and the East London Mosque helped organise and host communities to come together to make soup for the homeless. The day saw Muslim Scouts, volunteers from Muslim Aid, members of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation and the New Stoke Newington Shul prepare and cook 1000 servings of the traditional Jewish soup for the homeless, including 100 vegetarian soups.
Mitzvah Day is a “day of social action to bring people together”. It is led by the Jewish community and involves people from different faiths.