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

Banner with Rainbow background and Federation watermark reads: The Jewish Federation's Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week. April 11-18, 2021

Join The Jewish Federation and our Greater Washington Jewish community to DO GOOD together April 11 – 18!


Food insecurity across our community remains a critical issue, especially in the wake of COVID-19. This Good Deeds Week, Federation is proud to unite 60+ community partners in meeting this growing need. Join thousands of community members from across DC, MD, and Northern VA as we fill the shelves of local food pantries, feed those who are hungry, and make a difference all week long.



Follow the community during Good Deeds Week and share your progress using #GoodDeedsWeek!

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Help us continue to care for our community year-round. Make a donation to Federation to support struggling individuals and families access emergency cash, mental health support, and food assistance, as well as cover urgent housing costs, medical bills, childcare fees, and more.

Explore and Register for Good Deeds Week Projects!

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

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a Federation priority. If you require special accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact us in advance at 301-230-7200 or email info@shalomdc.org so we can make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All in-person volunteer opportunities will follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety. For more information, contact the organizing partner directly.


Jcaring GifNeed Support? Call 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line

Federation, JSSA, and the 703-J-CARING Support Line Partner Network of human service organizations are here for you. Call (703) J-CARING (703-522-7464) to connect with a professional ready to assist you. Serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern VA, support is accessible Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and all calls are confidential.