Good Deeds Day

Be the GOOD you want to see in the world.

Join the Greater Washington community, along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world, in a day of service on March 15.

To join Good Deeds Day 2015 as a partner organization, sponsor or group, please contact Ruth Lamberty at 301-230-7218 or

For more information:
Call: 888-246-1818

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Good Deeds Day is produced in partnership with Federation’s Jconnect, the local Jewish Community Centers, Federation partner agencies, congregations and other organizations.

Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of doing good—where all around the world hundreds of thousands volunteer to help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and change the world. Good Deeds Day was initiated by businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison, and is organized and launched by Ruach Tova, the one-stop shop in Israel for any individual, group or organization wishing to volunteer, and for any person, group or organization requiring aid.

This March, for the fourth year in a row, the Greater Washington community will join Israel and countries from across the globe for this community day of service. Established in 2007, Good Deeds Day celebrates the value and importance of giving back to the community we live in. In our community alone, last year we had 6,500 volunteers who took part in this initiative. This day will offer our entire community a variety of hands-on volunteer projects where they can roll up their sleeves and make an impact.

This year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world will continue to take part in this community day of service. On March 15th, 2015, more than 8,000 locals are expected to join the international Jewish community in making a difference. Whether you want to dance the day away with senior citizens, prepare and serve lunch to the homeless, help unite dogs with their forever homes or even help clean up a local park, a project that interests you awaits. Let’s show the international Jewish community what our Greater Washington community can do.

Good Deeds Day is made possible by Honorary Chairs Drs. Ellen and Stuart Lessans, in loving memory of Sara and Samuel J. Lessans.

Contact Us!

For more information, please contact Ruth Lamberty at 301-230-7218 or

Thank you to all of our Good Deeds Day 2014 partners!

  • A Wider Circle
  • Adas Israel Congregation
  • Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
  • Agudas Achim Congregation
  • Allegheny Hillel
  • Am Kolel
  • American University Hillel
  • BBYO
  • Behrend Builders
  • Ben-Gurion Society
  • Bet Mishpachah
  • Beth Chaverim
  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation
  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation/JCCNV Preschool
  • Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center
  • Bethesda Jewish Congregation
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group
  • B’nai Israel Congregation
  • B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School
  • B’nai Shalom of Olney
  • Bradley Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Brighton Dam Azalea Garden
  • Camp Moshava
  • Capital Camps
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • Chabad Lubavitch of Reston – Herndon
  • Common Good City Farm
  • Congregation Adat Reyim
  • Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
  • Congregation Beth Emeth
  • Congregation B’nai Tzedek
  • Congregation Etz Hayim
  • Congregation Ner Shalom
  • Congregation Olam Tikvah
  • Congregation Or Chadash
  • Congregation Sha’are Shalom
  • Congregation Sha’are Shalom Rosie Uran Jewish Education Center
  • DC Minyan
  • DC Schlichim
  • Earth Sangha
  • Episcopal Churches of the Ascension, Silver Spring & St. Nicholas
  • Fabrangen
  • Friendship Circle
  • Ft. Belvoir Jewish Military Congregation
  • Gan Israel Preschool of Chabad–NoVa
  • Gesher Jewish Day School
  • George Mason University Hillel
  • Har Shalom
  • Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim
  • Hebrew Home of Greater Washington
  • Hill Havurah (Gan Shalom Preschool)
  • International Cultural Center
  • Islamic Society of Germantown
  • Jewish Council for the Aging
  • Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
  • JCC of Greater Washington
  • JCC of Northern Virginia
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s NeXus
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Women’s Philanthropy
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Young Leadership
  • Jewish Food Experience
  • Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
  • Jewish Primary Day School
  • Jewish Social Service Agency
  • Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
  • Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
  • Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital
  • Jewish Social Service Agency
  • Keen Greater DC
  • Kehilat Shalom
  • Kemp Mill Synagogue
  • Kesher Israel Congregation
  • Kol Ami
  • Kol Shalom
  • Leveling the Playing Field
  • Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
  • Machar, Secular Humanistic
  • Manna Food Ctr
  • Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission
  • Masa Israel
  • Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
  • Mishkan Torah
  • Montgomery College
  • Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
  • Ohev Sholom
  • Ohr Kodesh Congregation
  • PJ Library
  • Shaare Tefila Congregation
  • Shaare Tefila Preschool
  • Shaare Torah Congregation
  • Shaare Torah Nursery School
  • Shalom Education Center
  • Shepherd’s Table
  • Shoreshim
  • Silver Spring Learning Center
  • Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
  • So Others Might Eat
  • Stepping Stones Shelter
  • Temple Beth Ami
  • Temple Beth Torah
  • Temple B’nai Shalom
  • Temple Emanuel
  • Temple Rodef Shalom
  • Temple Shalom
  • Temple Sinai
  • Temple Sinai Nursery School
  • Tifereth Israel
  • Tikun Leil Shabbat
  • Tikvat Israel Congregation
  • Torah School of Greater Washington
  • University of Maryland Hillel
  • University of Virginia Hillel
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation
  • Washington DCJCC
  • We Are Family
  • Yachad
  • Yeshiva of Greater Washington
  • Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac
  • Young Israel Shomrai Emunah