Happy day after daylight savings – you must be tired. To help wake you up, here are some inspiring and powerful stories of service from around the web.
- The situation in Japan post-last week’s earthquake and tsunami is still very grim, but help is starting to trickle in. On the Jewish aid front, JDC is continuing to collect emergency relief funds, and JTA reported that the Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAid dispatched a civilian search and rescue team to Japan.
- Meanwhile, DoSomething.org is helping to mobilize young volunteers to make and/or photograph 100,000 origami cranes as a symbol of “relief and healing to all who affected by this tragic natural disaster.”
- The New York Jewish Week shared a story about young Jewish and Muslim leaders in New York City joining together in support of immigrant rights. In light of the recent tragic events in the West Bank, the need for glimpses of hope and cooperation like this become all the more important.
- Rabbi Jill Jacobs published a compelling and personal essay on the Huffington Post about tomatoes, Trader Joe’s, and farm labor rights.
- A profile published on GOOD introduces us to Josh Evans, an inspiring college student and member of the Yale Sustainable Food Project.