Good Deeds Day: April 29, 2018

Thank you for Doing Good with us at Federation’s annual Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day!
Save the date: April 29, 2018

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

Tune in to Federation’s Imagine Israel Podcast to meet the brain behind Good Deeds day.

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, over 8,000 community members joined us 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 two 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 it 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 Lauren Kessler at 301-230-7292 or

Thank you to our 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
  • Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim
  • Congregation Olam Tikvah
  • Congregation Or Chadash
  • Congregation Sha’are Shalom
  • DC Minyan
  • Edlavitch DCJCC
  • EntryPointDC
  • Federation’s Ben Gurion Society
  • Federation’s Jewish Food Experience
  • Federation’s Mitzvah Hoppin’
  • Federation’s Mitzvah Mavens
  • Generation Hope
  • George Mason Hillel
  • Gesher Jewish Day School
  • Habonim Dror Camp Moshava
  • Hillel at Gallaudet University
  • Hillel at UVA
  • InterfaithFamily/DC
  • Israeli American Council
  • Israel Forever Foundation
  • Israel Scouts
  • JCCNV’S Going Places
  • JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families
  • JCCNV’s Project Welcome Home
  • 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
  • JWRP-NoVa Jewish Experience
  • Kehilat Shalom
  • Kemp Mill Synagogue
  • Kol Shalom
  • Latino Student Fund
  • Leveling The Playing Field
  • Magen David Sephardic Congregation
  • Maryland Hillel
  • MentorPrize
  • Mishkan Torah
  • Moishe House Arlington
  • Montgomery College
  • NOVA Tribe Series
  • Ohev Shalom-The National Synagogue
  • Ohev Shalom Talmud Torah
  • Oseh Shalom
  • PJ Library in Greater Washington
  • Reshet Ramah
  • Shaare Tefila
  • Shaare Torah Congregation
  • Shirat HaNefesh
  • Temple Beth Torah
  • Temple B’nai Shalom
  • Temple Rodef Shalom
  • Tifereth Israel
  • Tikvat Israel Congregation
  • Tzedek DC
  • USY Seaboard Region
  • Washington Jewish Week
  • Wright to Read
  • Yachad
  • Yeshiva of Greater Washington Girls Division
  • Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac
  • Young Israel Shomrai Emunah
  • Young Judaea

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