Looking for a dose of inspiration? Check out these stories and get-involved opportunities from around the Jewish and service blogospheres.

CHECK IT OUT

  • (jweekly) The Bay Area’s four foundations for Jewish teens raised a staggering $176,000, which will be distributed to 32 international non-profits doing work in sustainable agriculture, health care, and helping underprivileged youth in Israel and Southeast Asia.
  • (Huffington Post) Paul Loeb, author of the wonderful book The Impossible Will Take a Little While, writes an inspiring piece on the importance of engaging in service, even if one is unsure of the outcome.
  • (NY Jewish Week) Over the last decade, “mitzvah projects” have helped bring a meaningful service component to bar and bat mitzvah celebrations. Now the innovative non-profit Storahtelling is revolutionizing the actual service with their Raising the Bar program.
  • (NY Times) The mega-chain, Walmart – which is often criticized for its treatment of workers – is launching an affordable web-based college program for its employees.

GET INVOLVED

  • (Share our Strength) Vote today in the No Kid Hungry Innovation Awards, and help a non-profit doing work around hunger alleviation win $25,000.
  • (FOJNP) Calling all Jewish non-profit people: Register for the Future of the Jewish Non Profit Summit and join other professionals and lay leaders in a one-day (Tuesday, July 27) summit committed to making substantive positive change in the non-profit arena.