Happy Monday! Hopefully you’re finding opportunities to get away and enjoy the summer – but for those of us on the computer today, here’s Repair the World’s weekly dose of service-related stories and inspiration from around the web.

  • The Forward included an uplifting story about a New York-based boy who is planning a 1-mile charity swim in the Hudson River for his bar mitzvah.
  • New York Jewish Week reported that CBST, an LGBT-friendly Jewish congregation founded in 1974, recently purchased its first official building – an important step that is as symbolically significant as it is practical.
  • The Huffington Posthonored a woman named Sirdeaner Walker who is working to fight against bullying in schools following her son’s tragic death.
  • The website JohnHayden.com discusses a couple of ways in which Google Plus might change or influence how non-profit organizations relate to and communicate with their supporters.
  • Have Fun Do Good included a story about artist and activist Naomi Natale’s One Million Bones project, which raises awareness about global genocide.