Jewish Care volunteers set up virtual singalong to celebrate Mitzvah Day in Redbridge

Residents at Jewish Care’s Vi & John Ruben’s House in Redbridge enjoy Mitzvah Day on Sunday November 15. Picture: Jewish Care

Residents at Jewish Care’s Vi & John Ruben’s House in Redbridge enjoy Mitzvah Day on Sunday November 15. Picture: Jewish Care - Credit: Archant

This year’s Mitzvah Day in Redbridge was celebrated with a zoom singalong organised by Jewish Care.

Siblings Ben and Georgia Matthews - participants in Jewish Care's MIKE programme - donated to their local foodbank for Mitzva...

Siblings Ben and Georgia Matthews - participants in Jewish Care's MIKE programme - donated to their local foodbank for Mitzvah Day. Picture: Jewish Care - Credit: Archant

Residents at the charity’s Vi and John Ruben’s House joined in with musician John Rose as he played a number of Yiddish and English classics, including Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen and You are my Sunshine, alongside patriotic favourites like ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘Rule Britannia’.

Organiser Zaki Cooper said: “We have visited Jewish Care homes in previous years for Mitzvah Day, and wanted to maintain the tradition, albeit over Zoom this year. Connecting youngsters with the residents brings a smile to the faces of all involved.”

Participants in the charity’s MIKE youth leadership programme also made sizeable donations to Redbridge foodbank to mark the day.

Paying tribute to both John and the volunteers, the charity’s director of fundraising and community engagement, Adam Overlander-Kaye, said: “Our residents really enjoyed the opportunity to sing and be entertained. We’re proud of our young participants in Jewish Care’s MIKE leadership programme, who are also showing that they are responsible, caring citizens in our local community.”


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