California Big Sunday
California Big Sunday is held on May 1. This event in the first decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Big Sunday is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Big Sunday is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California.
The idea behind Big Sunday began as "Mitzvah Day", a project motivated by the Jewish concept of "tikkun olam" (repairing the world), at Temple Israel of Hollywood, supervised by temple member (and Big Sunday founder and executive director) David Levinson. On Mitzvah Day, we give our time, not our money, to make a difference to the community around us. A Mitzvah, literally, is a commandment in Jewish law. However, it is often used to mean a good deed or an act of kindness, which is an integral part of Jewish life and is the basis for Mitzvah Day.
Founded in 1999, it was renamed "Big Sunday" in 2003 to reflect the organization's secular and non-partisan openness.
In 2006, the event partnered with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to become an official city event, and reached 32,000 volunteers.
Every May since 2016, Big Sunday has hosted and/or sponsored special events every single day of the month!
Source: wikipedia.org | bigsunday.org
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