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A Month of Mitzvahs for JLGB

JLGB Remembers the contribution of British Jews for the whole month of November through volunteering 

This Sunday (8th), local JLGB groups across England, Scotland and Wales will be supporting local remembrance services organised by town councils, the Royal British Legion and Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX). Hundreds of young Jewish people from local JLGB groups will be supporting their local Remembrance Sunday through its bands, stewards and in many other ways to lend a hand on the day.

 As well as this year being JLGB’s 120th anniversary, 2015 also marks 100 years since JLGB joined the War effort by affiliating to the cadet forces. Sadly, 535 members and leaders of the JLGB were killed in action, one third of the fatality list of British Jews who died in WW1.  


 

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A Month of Mitzvahs for JLGB

A Month of Mitzvahs for JLGB

JLGB Remembers the contribution of British Jews for the whole month of November through volunteering 

 This Sunday (8th), local JLGB groups across England, Scotland and Wales will be supporting local remembrance services organised by town councils, the Royal British Legion and Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX). Hundreds of young Jewish people from local JLGB groups will be supporting their local Remembrance Sunday through its bands, stewards and in many other ways to lend a hand on the day.

 As well as this year being JLGB’s 120th anniversary, 2015 also marks 100 years since JLGB joined the War effort by affiliating to the cadet forces. Sadly, 535 members and leaders of the JLGB were killed in action, one third of the fatality list of British Jews who died in WW1.  

 This is why on Sunday 15th November, JLGB will be so prominently involved in the national Jewish remembrance parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, organised in partnership with AJEX.  

 On Sunday 15th November, over 150 young people and adult volunteers will be out in force carrying banners, pushing wheelchairs, handing out leaflets, playing in the bands and marshalling this important British Jewish event. 

 If that wasn’t enough, the following Sunday (Mitzvah Day itself), JLGB young people and adult volunteers are being actively encouraged to give the community a helping hand and help at their local Mitzvah Day projects, including partnering with Tzedek and local projects, such as with Redbridge JCC.

 Over 2000 young Jewish people each year are supported by the JLGB to volunteer in the community whilst at the same time earning national achievement awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.  This is spearheaded by JLGB’s pioneering ‘evolve – young volunteering initiative’ which was launched by the Chief Rabbi last year. 

 Phase two of the evolve online system is now ready and this month alone is set to enable 900 Jewish sixth formers to take part in the vInspired award and connect with over 100 charities - the phase two eVOLve site will go live to the community on Mitzvah Day itself to mark this important focal day for active volunteerism.

 Any young person volunteering for any organisation as part of Mitzvah Day should gain the recognition they deserve by registering for an evolve profile, which will allow them to count their hours against one of the many age progressive national youth volunteering awards, and continue to volunteer throughout the year.

 On Mitzvah Day (22nd Nov), check out the new evolve website at www.jlgb.org/evolve 

 For more information, please contact the evolve team by emailing evolve@jlgb.orgor calling 020 8989 5743.

 

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