Mitzvah Day

Posted at 1:46 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 13:46:54-05

Christmas day is also "Mitzvah Day" in the Detroit area. Hundreds of Jewish and Muslim people are teaming up to help those in need on the holiday.

Play the video to watch JoAnne Purtan's interview on 7 Action News at Noon. 

Organizers say  volunteers of all ages will participate in dozens of social service projects so Christians can celebrate at home with their families. The project times run between 6am and 3pm on Christmas day.

It's a joint effort between The Jewish Community Relations Council, The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and the Michigan Muslim Community Council. Mitzvah Day volunteers will work at 43 different sites for social service groups.

For more information about Mitzvah Day, call the Jewish Community Relations Council, 248-642-5393