Good Deeds Day: April 2, 2017

Join us for Federation’s 6th annual Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day on April 2, 2017!

Be the GOOD you want to see in the world.
Join the Greater Washington community, along with over half a million volunteers from around the world, for this international day of service.

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For more information:
Call: 888-246-1818

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

On April 2, join over 8,000 community members to make a difference on Good Deeds Day.

What is Good Deeds Day? Good Deeds Day is an annual, international celebration of Doing Good! Join more than half a million volunteers around the world for this day of service, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can make a positive impact on the lives of others and change the world. Roll up your sleeves and make an impact through a variety of hands-on volunteer projects.

What types of service projects can I take part in? 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, your perfect project awaits. Let’s show the international Jewish community Greater Washington’s passion for social action!

 What’s the history behind Good Deeds Day? Businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison conceptualized the idea for Good Deeds Day, and launched in 2007 by Ruach Tova (“Good Spirit” in Hebrew), the leading organization in the field of volunteering in Israel. Good Deeds Day celebrates the value and importance of giving back to the community we live in.

Contact Us!

For more information, please contact Ruth Lamberty at 301-230-7218 or ruth.lamberty@shalomdc.org.

Good Deeds Day 2017 Partners

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

  • Agudas Achim Congregation of Northern Virginia
  • Aish of Greater Washington
  • Am Kolel
  • BBYO
  • BCGW Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House
  • Bender JCC
  • Berman Hebrew Academy
  • Beth Joshua Congregation of Aspen Hill
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group
  • Bethesda Jewish Congregation
  • B’nai Israel Congregation
  • B’nai Shalom of Olney
  • Center for Lifelong Learning
  • Charles E Smith Life Communities
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Congregation Adat Reyim
  • Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
  • Congregation Beth Emeth
  • Congregation B’nai Tzedek
  • Congregation Har Shalom
  • Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim
  • Congregation Olam Tikvah
  • Congregation Or Chadash
  • Congregation Sha’are Shalom
  • DC Minyan
  • Edlavitch DCJCC
  • Federation’s Ben Gurion Society
  • Federation’s Jewish Food Experience
  • Federation’s Mitzvah Hoppin’
  • Federation’s Mitzvah Mavens
  • Federation’s PJ Library
  • George Mason Hillel
  • Gesher Jewish Day School
  • Habonim Dror Camp Moshava
  • Hillel at Gallaudet University
  • Hillel at UVA
  • InterfaithFamily/DC
  • Israel American Council
  • Israel Forever Foundation
  • Israel Scouts
  • Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
  • Jewish Council for the Aging
  • Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
  • Jewish Social Service Agency
  • Kehilat Shalom
  • Kemp Mill Synagogue
  • Kol Shalom
  • Leveling The Playing Field
  • Magen David Sephardic Congregation
  • Maryland Hillel
  • MentorPrize
  • Mishkan Torah
  • Montgomery College
  • Ohev Shalom-The National Synagogue
  • Ohev Shalom Talmud Torah
  • Oseh Shalom
  • Shaare Tefila
  • Shirat HaNefesh
  • Temple Beth Torah
  • Temple B’nai Shalom
  • Temple Rodef Shalom
  • Tikvat Israel Congregation
  • USY Seaboard Region
  • Washington Jewish Week
  • Yachad
  • Yeshiva of Greater Washington Girls Division
  • Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac
  • Young Israel Shomrai Emunah
  • Young Judea

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