Linda Cohen’s 1000 Mitzvahs, at the Oak Park Library, April 30, 2012

The Oak Park Public Library & Book Beat present Linda Cohen’s 1000 MITZVAHS: How Small Acts of Kindness can Heal, Inspire & Change Your Life on Monday, April 30, 2012, 6:30 P.M. at the Oak Park Library.   (14200 Oak Park Boulevard  Oak Park, MI 48237  (248) 691-7480). The Oak Park Library has just recently re-opened after undergoing a beautiful remodeling. We strongly encourage you to stop in to check out one of the metro area’s most welcoming libraries!

“The word mitzvah comes from the root of the word…connection. It’s that idea about connecting with other human being even if it’s over a very minor thing like letting someone into traffic.”  -Linda Cohen.

1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life shares Cohen’s two-and-a-half-year journey from sorrow to inspiration through simple daily acts of kindness. She presents each mitzvah as a short vignette and the myriad forms they take from helping the elderly to donating to good causes to baking and collecting food for others. As she pursues her quest, Cohen finds her life is improved by these small acts and that every time she goes our of her way to do something good for someone else, she enhances her own well-being.

“Performing one thousand mitzvahs turned out to be exactly what I needed to move from grief to inspiration and help honor my father’s memory in a positive manner. Along the way, I received so much more than I gave.”

To reserve copies of the book please call Book Beat at 248-968-1190, or visit their website:

A limited number of autographed copies of the book are now available at the Book Beat.
In addition to writing, Cohen speaks around the country on the subjects of volunteerism, parenting and mitzvahs. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Willowbrook, a non-profit summer arts program for children. Visit her at

Read an interview with Linda Cohen here.

Images from the Linda Cohen signing at the Oak Park Library, photos by Elaine Cohen:

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