Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Week

Join the EDCJCC for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week – a global mitzvah week started in Israel in 2007 and now celebrated in 108 countries!

This year’s Good Deeds Week theme is food insecurity. The Capital Area Food Bank reports an estimated 500,000 people will face food insecurity. A survey in April 2020 also found that Black households in DC were 13.5 times more likely to report that they sometimes did not have enough food to eat than White households in the city.

We’ve created three ways for you to participate in giving back this year including in person at the EDCJCC and from the comfort of your home. Sign up for one of our family-friendly projects today!

Questions? Contact Mira Smith at

Good Deeds Week: AT THE JCC

We will make soup jars for the clients of So Others Might Eat, learn about food access in DC, and create Passover cards and messages of love for both Jewish military members as well as the Jewish community in Kharkiv, Ukraine with PJ Library.

Good Deeds Week: AT HOME EDITION

Prepare trail mix at home and deliver to the EDCJCC on Sunday, April 3.

Good Deeds Week: FOOD DRIVE

Collect non-perishable food items to support the EDCJCC’s community partner, Housing Up and deliver on Sunday, April 3.