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Monday Link Roundup

Happy Monday and day after Mother’s Day!

  • The Huffington Post shares five ways for people to help moms in need on Mothers Day and beyond.
  • Yahoo News shared an inspiring story about a Yugoslavian janitor at Columbia University who just completed his bachelor’s degree there.
  • Sustainablog says “no more excuses” for missing out on National Bike Month with a post on how to get your old clunker bike in fine working order.
  • eJewishPhilanthropy writes about philanthropy and service beyond the tzedakah box.
  • TheDoGooder website shares an inspiring video made by cancer patients who are redefining the word “strong.”
  • The Jewish Week pays homage to “Where the Wild Things Are” author Maurice Sendak – a man who taught children (and adults) everywhere that sometimes the key to changing the world for the better includes making a little mischief.

Monday Link Roundup

Happy Monday! Here, as always, are you inspiring service-related posts from around the web.

  • Join for Justice featured a video of David Schwartz, who was a VH1 “Do Something Awards” finalist for his project the Real Food Challenge.
  • Tablet Magazine, speaking of food ethics, published a popular article about a vegan restaurant in Brooklyn inspired by Jewish sage and physician, Maimonides.
  • Have Fun Do Good promoted this year’s National Day of Unplugging, which starts this Friday, March 23.
  • The Huffington Post published an article about hunger amongst elderly Americans.
  • eJewishPhilanthropy featured an exhibit that celebrates the “bat mitzvah’s coming of age” in America. Who knew when the first bat mitzvah was held in 1922 that bnai mitzvot would become such hotbeds of volunteering and tzedakah?

Monday Link Round up

Happy Monday and happy day-after-the-Oscars! Hopefully you had fun cheering on your favorite stars, laughing (or not) at Billy Crystal’s jokes, and sizing up the fashion on the red carpet. To get you in the spirit for the rest of the week, here is Repair the World’s weekly round up of service-related posts from around the web.

  • The Huffington Post reported on which Oscar nominees were the most charitable. (For Repair the World’s coverage on Hollywood volunteering and philanthropy, click here.)
  • JTA published a story on the first anniversary of the devastating tsunamis in Japan about the positive impact Israeli disaster responders had in helping post-tsunami trauma victims.
  • GOOD helps introduce Bully, an important new documentary about the epidemic of bullying in American schools.
  • GOOD also shared several books that cover the topic of bullying, and different students’ responses to it.
  • Sustainablog shared a story about an urban garden located at a bus stop in London, that is helping to build community. (Includes a great video featuring charming British accents!)