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. 




Jewish Federation's Grand Slam Sunday

Sunday, August 19

Join us for this annual, end-of-summer celebration when the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. More than 1,500 Jewish community members, organizations and synagogues will come out to the ballgame to celebrate our city’s love of baseball, the Nationals and the Jewish community.
Find our how to purchase tickets HERE

Everything But The Turkey with the Edlavitch DCJCC

Sunday, November 18

Join us as we team up with the EDJCC, for an additional day of their annual Everything But The Turkey. Both PJ Library and Federation's Young Leadership will be offering special programs where we can all join to help those facing hunger and homelessness in our community this Thanksgiving.

Doing Good with PJ Library for MLK Day

Monday, January 21

Join us as we honor Martin Luther King Jr. by working to Do Good for our community. We'll be spending the day by celebrating Tu B'Shevat, caring for our neighbors and learning about more ways we can Do Good throughout the year.

Doing Good with PJ Library 

Sunday, March 10

For the fourth year, we will be celebrating Purim by fulfilling the mitzvah of matanot la'evyonim (gifts to the poor) with a hands on PJ Library service project. 

Sara & Samuel J Lessans Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 7

All over the world, millions choose to volunteer and 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 positively change the world. As the largest organized Good Deeds Day effort in North America, your commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) shows the international Jewish community Greater Washington’s passion for social action!

Be sure to save the date for next year's celebration on April 7, 2019.

Learn more about our 2018 efforts HERE


A new calendar full of Doing Good events is coming this Summer!


A new calendar full of Doing Good opportunities is coming this summer!


A new calendar full of Doing Good opportunities is coming this summer!

Featured Programs

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