Members from Bushey Synagogue got into the Mitzvah Day spirit a few weeks early this year by volunteering for the charity Small Acts of Kindness. This charity sources, packs and distributes over 3000 ‘Warm in Winter’ bags each year to older, often lonely and socially isolated people in Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere. The bags include a blanket, hat, warm socks, cup-a-soups and hot drink sachets. The charity was the brainchild of Lynn Misner who explained ‘At the heart of this charity is the incredibly simple belief that a small act of kindness can make a huge difference.
Sarah Zackheim, one of Bushey Synagogue’s Mitzvah Day coordinators said, “our members had an extremely rewarding time packing the ‘Warm in Winter’ bags today. Small Acts of Kindness really fits in with the general Mitzvah Day message this year ‘L’Dor Vador – from generation to generation’ and we can’t wait to embark on the rest of Bushey Shul’s projects on Mitzvah Day itself. These include a Mitzvah Day seniors’ and juniors’ tea and an interfaith project with St Peters Church visiting elderly members of their community”