Good Deeds Day

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Save the date for
Good Deeds Day 2017 on April 2!

We hope you will participate in The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 6th annual Good Deeds Day.

Click here for pictures from Good Deeds Day 2016!

Thank you to the more than 8,000 volunteers who joined Federation in Doing Good across our community for our fifth annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day on April 10, 2016. Your commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) is truly remarkable. Click here for a full list of participating organizations from our 2016 Good Deeds Day.

A special thanks to all of our partner organizations who made Good Deeds Day such a success, including:

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 Good Deeds Day makes better the lives of thousands in our community. Please consider helping to offset the costs of Good Deeds Day with a donation today.


For more information:
Call: 888-246-1818

Click here for resources to learn how to continue the spirit of Good Deeds Day throughout the year.

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

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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 April, for the fifth year in a row, the Greater Washington community will join Israel and 61 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 8,000 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 April 10th, 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.

Contact Us!

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

Good Deeds Day 2016 Partners

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

  • Adas Israel Congregation
  • Agudas Achim
  • Aish of Greater Washington
  • Am Hatorah Congregation of Bethesda
  • Am Kolel, Inc
  • Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps
  • BBYO DC Council
  • Ben Gurion Society of The Jewish Federation
  • Berman Hebrew Academy
  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation
  • Beth Joshua Congregation of Aspen Hill
  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group
  • Bethesda Jewish Congregation
  • Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
  • B’nai Israel Congregation
  • B’nai Shalom of Olney
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • Charles E. Smith Life Communities
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Congregation Adat Reyim
  • Congregation Beth El
  • Congregation Beth Emeth
  • Congregation B’nai Tzedek
  • Congregation Har Shalom
  • Congregation Olam Tikvah
  • Congregation Or Chadash
  • Congregation Sha’are Shalom
  • ConnectGens Fellowship
  • Cub Scout Pack 263
  • George Mason University
  • George Mason University Hillel
  • George Washington University Hillel
  • Gesher Jewish Day School
  • Habonim Dror Camp Moshava
  • Har Tzeon
  • Hillel at the University of Virginia
  • Interfaith Works
  • InterfaithFamily/DC
  • Israeli American Council
  • Israel Engagement of The Jewish Federation
  • Israel Forever Foundation
  • Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
  • Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Jewish Council for the Aging
  • Jewish Food Experience®
  • Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
  • Jewish Social Service Agency
  • Kehilat Shalom
  • Kemp Mill Synagogue
  • Kol Shalom
  • Leveling the Playing Field, Inc.
  • Machar
  • Maryland Hillel
  • Mishkan Torah
  • Montgomery College
  • Montgomery Parks
  • Na’Amat Leisure World
  • NFTY
  • NeXus of The Jewish Federation
  • Northern Virginia Jewish Singles Chavurah
  • Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue
  • Ohr Kodesh
  • Oseh Shalom
  • PJ Library® of Greater Washington
  • Shaare Tefila
  • Shaare Torah
  • Shalom Education Center
  • Shalom Learning
  • Shirat HaNafesh
  • Teen Engagement of The Jewish Federation
  • Temple Beth Ami-Machane TBA
  • Temple Beth Torah
  • Temple B’nai Shalom
  • Temple Rodef Shalom
  • Temple Sinai
  • The Jewish Federation’s Israel YOUR Way Mission
  • The Jewish Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund
  • Tikvat Israel Congregation
  • United Synagogue Youth
  • Washington DCJCC
  • Washington Jewish Week
  • We Are Family
  • Women’s Philanthropy of The Jewish Federation
  • Yachad
  • Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation