Doing Good

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.


“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.

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.

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Find volunteer opportunities for you, your family or organization.

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Federation’s Doing Good teamed up with PJ Library® to create Doing Good Guides that provide a way for adults to discuss Jewish values with kids, engage in hands-on activities and reflect on the experience as a family. Each guide focuses on a specific Jewish value to help your child understand the purpose and impact of this value in Jewish life.

PJ Library Doing Good Guide


MLK Day of Service

January 20, 2020

Find volunteer opportunities near you!


JFE “Souper” Bowl

February 2, 2020, 8:15am – 12pm
N St. Village

Volunteer with friends to prepare and serve food to local women in need.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

February 20 to March 1
Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia

ReelAbilities Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.



Good Deeds Day

April 26, 2020
Greater Washington DC area

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington invites you to join us for the annual Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day, along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the globe for a day of giving back.










Be the Light: Helping Others on Chanukkah

Tuesday, December 17 and 18, 5:30–7:00 pm
Tuesday:  Blair Giant; Wednesday:  Wheaton Giant

Bring your family and your friends to Giant Food to purchase items to donate to Manna Food Center so they can help more families in need.

D25 Day of Service

Wednesday, December 25
Edlavitch DCJCC and other DC venues

Join hundreds of volunteers at a social service agency in the metro-DC area to prepare and serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need.

If you would like to see your program featured here contact Jconnect for more information.