In The News

In Press Releases

How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change your Life


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.”

On Television

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