Do Good with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of local families in need. This new social action initiative is a way for volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and interests to pursue a shared passion for tikkun olam (repairing the world). With service projects throughout the community, all year long, together we can inspire social change by feeding the hungry, caring for the earth, supporting Holocaust survivors in need and so much more.


Please check out our full calendar below to see how you can join in and DO GOOD! 


For additional ongoing volunteer opportunities and ideas for families and b'nai mitzvah projects, see the jconnect volunteer page.


What people are saying about us...
“Volunteering at Common Good City Farm was a fun way to be active, help cultivate yummy food, and support a wonderful DC nonprofit! I also got to connect with some cool and interesting DC Jews over a gigantic patch of mint.” –Yael K.


Find volunteer opportunities


Follow the link below to our page of ongoing volunteer opportunities. If you would like your volunteer event to be featured, please contact Lauren Kessler at with the project information. Jconnect has also assembled an idea bank for group and individual volunteer ideas. Find something for you, your family or organization. 




Doing Good with the Jewish Food Experience

Sunday, March 4

Do Good with the Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® (JFE) and UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences for a hands-on workshop. We will make tasty food utilizing seconds (imperfect, unsellable foods) recovered from UDC’s farms as well as from a local food distributor. The meals will then be delivered to Martha’s Table, serving neighbors in need.

This event is now at its maximum capacity, please sign up for our waitlist HERE.


Doing Good with PJ Library

Sunday, March 11

One special way to celebrate Purim—beyond all the amazing costume parades, parties and hamantaschen—is to “Do Good” and fulfill the Purim mitzvah of Matanot La'evyonim (gifts to the poor). 

Join us to celebrate Purim with an interactive learning project. We will be Doing Good to help children at the Covenant House Youth Shelter Daycare, a program for single mothers that offers a free on-site day care so that they can complete their education and hold a job. 

Register HERE.

Doing Good with Israeli Changemakers

Monday, April 23

Learn how Joseph Gitler turned his one-man mission into Israel’s largest food bank rescue network, known as Leket Israel, The National Food Bank, which provides food for over 200,000 impoverished Israelis every day. Join us for a special addition of this Changemakers Series for a look at the food recovery efforts in our own community.

Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 29

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.

Read more about Good Deeds Day HERE.

Doing Good with Mitzvah Mavens

Sunday, May 6

Join the Jewish Federation's Mitzvah Mavens and the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) ifor a special opportunity to Do Good and get to know Holocaust survivors living in our community and be inspired by their life stories. 

Doing Good with JFE

Sunday, June 17

Do Good with the Jewish Food Experience (JFE), as we cook up a delicious breakfast and lunch for the women at the N Street Village Shelter.

Featured Programs

If you would like to see your program featured here, or in the Doing Good newsletter, contact Lauren Kessler for more information.