Linda in the News

1000 Mitzvahs Book — Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Review calls 1,000 Mitzvahs: “An endearing reminder that small gestures can often go a long way.”

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation says, ”A lovely spiritual journey.”

Rabbi Goldie Milgram, author of Meaning & Mitzvah remarks, “Teaches how contemporary life is packed with meaningful mitzvah opportunities…a wonderful gift.”

Cami Walker, bestselling author of 29 Gifts says, “Fabulous ideas for simple kindness missions.”

Brandeis University Magazine, “Jewish community leader Cohen brings a new spin on generosity. While the title is Hebrew, Cohen’s suggestions are universal.”

VIV Magazine says, “One small deed can sometimes grow into a bigger one, and the author of 1000 Mitzvahs shows just how.” says, “Dealing with the death of a loved one is often a grueling and challenging process. But for Linda Cohen, the death of a family member became the inspiration for an intensive, meaningful, and spiritually uplifting journey to heal herself by reaching out to those around her.”

Gina Caroll of The Houston Chronical says, “The idea of Cohen’s book is to create a habit and a deliberate practice of small acts of kindness. This is the perfect way to begin the holiday season- to encourage your kids (and your spouse) to embrace a new focus of giving this season that will hopefully stick as a lifelong way of being. Especially when times are economically challenging for so many as they are now, every small act of kindness and sharing has an impact beyond our own imagining.”

The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California says, “From sharing your umbrella with a stranger to rescuing a lost dog to letting go of an old grudge, [1,000 Mitzvahs] serves as a compendium of ideas for making tikkun olam and tzedakah tangible, and as a call to action for those who are unsure where to start.”


On Television

  • Volunteer With Youth – AM Northwest February 2013
  • Fox Television – Nationally Syndicated- “The Better Show” June 2012
  • Get Your Kids into the Volunteer Spirit – AM Northwest November 2012
  • Beaverton Mom Chronicles 1,000 Mitzvahs – KGW November 2012
  • Volunteer to Suit Your Spirit – AM Northwest October 2012
  • WJBK Fox 2 News Detroit, Michigan May 2012
  • Sacramento and Company, Sacramento November 2011
  • Seattle November 2011
  • AM Northwest “Book Launch Interview” November 2011
  • AM Northwest  “Making Latkes” December 2011
  • AM Northwest “Hamantaschen Baking” March 2012
  • AM Northwest “Matza Balls” April 2012
  • More Good Day Oregon January 2012
  • The Heart of the Matter with Ann Schatz December 2011


Print Media

In the Oregonian, Giving Tuesday: Gives Parents an Opportunity to Discuss Philanthropy, December 2014

In the Oregonian, What to Give to Teachers, December 2014

MIX Magazine, Give The Gift of Volunteering: Feeding the Needy for the Holidays, article by Linda Cohen December 2012

Metro Parent Magazine, Viewpoint: Making Vounteering a Family Value, article by Linda Cohen, November 2012

Interviewed for Omama article, Teaching Kids About Giving back and Doing Good, Oregonian, August 2012

Myriad Acts of Loving-Kindness: Author Moves Through Grief by Performing Mitzvahs Detroit Jewish News, May 2012

On the Bookself: Brandeis Magazine, Brandeis University, Spring 2012

Peace on Earth: How Families Just Like Yours Honor an Ancient Winter Tradition, Kiwi Magazine, December/January 2012

VIV Magazine November 2011

How We Celebrate: How Cherished Traditions Make the Holidays Meaningful, Metro Parent Magazine, December 2011

Hot Hanukah…For those who love to read and cook – Jewish Scene Magazine, November 2011

New books attempt to put the ‘do’ in mitzvah – Book Gift Guide – Jewish Telegraph Agency, November 2011

1,000 Mitzvahs: A Two-and-a-Half Year Journey from Sorrow to Healing – Jewish Women International Magazine – Winter 2011

Hanukkah Gift Guide – Jewish Scene Magazine, November 2011

How Linda Cohen performed 1,000 Mitzvot -Baltimore Jewish Times, November 2011

Of the Making of Books: Contradictions, Acts of Kindness and Beginnings of Israel – Joint Media News, November 2011

Author who launched ‘1,000 Mitzvahs’ to speak locally – Jweekly, October 2011

How Table Topics prepared me for my moment in the news – Toastmaster Magazine, October 2011

1,000 Mitzvot Down, She’s Still Doing Good – The Jewish Daily Forward, October 2011

A Beaverton woman hopes her 1,000th act of kindness pays off for a food pantry – Oregonian 2009


Radio Interviews

National Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting 91.5 FM – Think Out Loud  – January 2012

B101Philadelphia – The Women’s File with host Emily Scheivert  August 2012

Business Cafe with Bryn Johnson July 2012

Harvesting Happiness Radio Show June 2012

From CC to TV -Toastmaster Podcast, March 2012

Smart Women Talk Radio – Seattle, WA 106.9 FM, March 2012

The Teacher and the Preacher – Portland, OR  93.9 FM KPDQ, March 2012

Patricia Raskin’s Positive Living show on Voice America, January 2012

Mr. Dad Positive Parenting Radio, January 2012

More Hip Than Hippie Podcast – Hipstah Mitzvah, November 2011

Pagatim FM Radio – Parenting Unplugged – “Get Your Mitzvah On” December 2011



Quoted in, Some Jews can’t get jazzed over Hanukkah Religion News Service, December 2012

Author of 1,000 Mitzvahs Tells How She Gets Publicity on  Build Book Buzz  June 2012

Q and A with Mary Burt-Godwin, Author Dead Dad’s Club August 2012

1,000 Mitzvahs reviewed on Philanthropy Friday with Jennifer Barbour June 2012

Mitzvah Market – Mom-to-Mom, March 2012

Online Sympathy is an Easy Way Out – Jewish Daily Forward, February 2012

Positively Positive  — Healing from Grief Through Giving Guest Blogger, January 2012

The Power of Giving – Guest Blogger, December 2011 Performing Small Acts of Kindness January 2012

She  #1 in gift guide for the “Debbie Downer in your life”

10 Ways to Volunteer with Your Children, Non-Toxic Kids, December 2011

Care 2 Book Review December 2011

Ima On and Off the Bima December 2011

Adoptive Family Magazine Holiday Gift Guide December 2011


Other Publications:

Valley Times 2009

Exceptional Women NW June 2010

Building Community Castle Rock Radio May 2011