The art of the deed The Washington area’s Good Deeds Day was a chance to help out together

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Ben Gurion Society partners with Yachad, the nation’s largest community repair program sponsored by the Jewish community, to help beautify homes for people getting back on their feet after homelessness.

More than 8,000 people turned out on Sunday for Good Deeds Day. The volunteers worked on some 140 projects in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The annual event is organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Photos courtesy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Volunteers do good deeds at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville.

Israeli American Council volunteers package lunches to for Interfaith Women’s Center and Carroll House Men’s Shelter.

 

Two volunteers assemble food packages to be donated to local shelters.

Aish of Greater Washington colors pillowcases to send to Israeli soldiers.

 

Mother and daughter make fleece blankets for children in the foster care system.

 

Volunteers from the Federation’s Young Leadership Good Deeds Day project prepare garden beds at Lee Montessori Public Charter School.

 

Ellen and Stuart Lessans and their family take part in Good Deeds Day. The family sponsored the day in memory of Stuart Lessans’ parents, Sara and Samuel J. Lessans.