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Coordinator, JUF Uptown Cafe
JCC Chicago
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

Principal Responsibilities:

EZRA's Multi Service Center is a community-based service center that provides emergency services to Chicago's Edgewater, Uptown and Lakeview communities.The JUF Uptown Cafe, Chicago's first kosher anti-hunger program, feeds people who are hungry while nourishing their spirits. Meals are served in a restaurant-like atmosphere by volunteer wait-staff from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's TOV (Tikkun Olam Volunteer) Network

The JUF Uptown Cafe and Nutrition Coordinator is a member of the Health and Nutrition Team which is charged with promoting food security, health and wellness to EZRA clients and the community at large allowing the opportunity and framework for accessing these necessary services.

Key areas of responsibility:

JUF Uptown Cafe:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Social Work, Public Health, Jewish Studies, Nutrition, or related field strongly preferred. Strong leadership skills, ability to manage challenging group dynamics, and advise others in a caring and compassionate way; Ability to work in a calm and collected manner; strong communication skills, both written and verbal; City of Chicago Food Manager Certification (or the ability to obtain this certification) required; Ability to encourage and motivate people to join in, try something new, and grow personally; Desire and ability to work with the poor and special needs adults; Passion for social justice, accepting and embracing diversity; Knowledge of Jewish holidays and customs; Ability to network with volunteers, congregations, community organizations, and other Jewish entities; Must have demonstrated proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel); Must have willingness to work some secular holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Memorial Day); Strong understating of Jewish dietary law.

Agency Information:

JCC Chicago is the largest JCC in the country with multiple locations and facilities throughout Chicagoland and Lake Delton, Wisconsin. With an annual budget of over $40 million, JCC Chicago serves more than 10,000 individuals annually with a broad array of year-round programming (see for more details). JCC Chicago is an affiliate agency of and is generously supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Together with Federation, JCC is a strong part of a community of 290,000 Jews in a metropolitan area with a population of 9.5 million.