Mitzvah Day 2017
On Sunday 19 November, 100 people volunteered to come along to Emanuel to help pack gifts for Mitzvah Day.
Congregants spent Sunday morning packing donated health care items including toothbrushes, soaps and singlets for three-to-five-year-old children for Gunawirra, an organisation aimed at improving the lives of young Indigenous families across NSW. The not-for-profit organisation believes that early intervention will help to establish better health care outcomes.
“This year, we wanted to do something for Indigenous communities and Gunawirra runs a wonderful program called Five Big Ideas - an education system which they take out into schools," explained Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio.