Mitzvah Day on Sunday 19 November was a great success at GRS. A café was available for breakfast and lunch for members and visitors, and a sale of nearly new clothes and trinkets was organised. It was also wonderful to see the Cheder children joining in our efforts! They packaged donations of food for the local food bank and prepared personalised parcels for lonely members of the community, complete with very thoughtful Mitzvah Day cards carefully designed and made by them. Proceeds will be shared between our chosen charity Chai Cancer Care and our Prayer House refurbishment project.
Synagogue members regularly participate in activities with Interfaith Glasgow. As a Mitzvah Day activity in conjunction with Scottish Interfaith Week, volunteers helped out at the Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre soup kitchen on Sunday evening, preparing food and distributing it to the homeless in Glasgow City Centre.