Federation’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week

Thank you for making Good Deeds Week 2022 a resounding success!

Food insecurity across our community remains a critical issue but, together, we can help individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Whether you collected canned food, made snack bags, prepared sandwiches, or raised funds through a fun run, our community found joyful, creative, and meaningful ways to help those who are experiencing food insecurity in Greater Washington.

Look at what we accomplished together

1,000+ volunteers participated

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40 projects completed

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950+ cans of food collected

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31,971 meals/kits made and donated

Thank you to our Good Deeds Week 2022 Partners

Agudas Achim Congregation
Agudas Achim Preschool
BBYO – DC Council
BBYO – Northern VA Council
Ben Yehuda Pizza
Bender JCC
Berman Hebrew Academy
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
B’nai Israel Congregation
Capital Camps
Chabad of Silver Spring
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
Congregation B’nai Tzedek
Congregation Etz Hayim
Congregation Har Shalom
Congregation Olam Tikvah
Congregation Or Chadash
Congregtion Sha’are Shalom
EDCJCC
Federation’s Next Gen

Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy
GatherDC
Gesher Jewish Day School
GW Hillel
Hillel International
Honeymoon Israel
JCA
JCADA
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Jewish Veg
JSSA
Kehilat Pardes: The Rock Creek Synagogue
Kehilat Shalom
Kemp Mill Synagogue
Kesher Israel Congregation
Kol Ami Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Milton Gottesman Day School of the Nations Capital
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
Ohev Shalom, The National Synagogue
Ohr HaTorah

Ohr Kodesh Congregation
OneTable
Oseh Shalom Synagogue
PJ Library in Greater Washington
PJ Our Way
Pozez JCC
Ramah Day Camp DC
Shaare Tefila Congregation
Shalom Club Willowsford
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Temple B’nai Shalom
Temple Emanuel
Temple Rodef Shalom
Tifereth Israel Congregation
Torah School of Greater Washington
UMD Hillel
USY
UVA Hillel
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Woodley House
Yad Yehuda
Yeshiva of Greater Washington
Young Israel Shomrei Emunah

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Federation’s Good Deeds Week is made possible by Drs. Ellen & Stuart Lessans, in loving memory or Sara & Samuel J. Lessans.

Did you know? As a Greater Washington community member, you are part of the largest Good Deeds Day community partner in North America.

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.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.

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