Jewish Child’s Day was founded in 1947 to give Jewish children and their families in Britain the opportunity to help children in Europe whose lives had been devastated by the Second World War. Its guiding principle was to educate Jewish children in the UK about the importance of Tzedakah (giving to charity) and chesed (acts of loving kindness) within Jewish law and tradition.
Although the causes have changed, the abiding principle remains the same. Through Jewish Child’s Day’s fundraising activities and events, children can increase their understanding of the continuing relevance of these mitzvot and broaden their experience of social action.
How can your School get involve?
Blueish Jewish – Children United in Kindness:
In January each year, Jewish Child’s Day’s holds a national schools fundraising day called Blue-ish Jewish Child’s Day.
Pupils are encouraged to wear blue in return for a minimum donation of £1. Schools and Chedrerim nationwide participate in this fun event which raises over £3000 each year for some very worthy projects. More than this, it’s an important opportunity to raise awareness amongst young participants about the problems faced by their peers around the world.
Blueish Jewish 2021:
Twinning your Bar/Bat Mitzvah with Jewish Child’s Day
Our special twinning programme allows children to choose to twin his or her special day with a child from a very different background – a special needs child from Israel, a child from a small community in Belarus or a child living in a children’s home.
We are certain that whichever route the children will chooses their twinning experience will be something very special – and one that they will cherish forever!
‘It’s a Good Day’ fun. Educational and uplifting Flipbook game
‘It’s A Good Day/ זהו יום טוב’ is a fun, uplifting and educational Flipbook Game for children and adults, in both English & Hebrew.
It features a selection of random daily acts to choose from to bring you lots of ‘good’
We believe that by doing at least one good thing each day, we can influence and make it a good day for us and many others. That is a great message to start from an early age.
Schools in the UK sharing successful case studies:
Many schools choose to join Jewish Child’s Day and have enjoyed successful sponsorship and twinning projects:
Click here to read a case study from Morasha School
For more information about how your school can be involved please call Sarah on
020 8446 8804 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org