We help people live Jewishly in order to make meaning, change lives and invest in the world.
What Makes Us, Us (Values + Culture):
- We believe Torah is the heart of everything we do and it is our job to translate it into the here and now.
- We believe in experiments and seeking out new and even unconventional ways to do Jewish.
- We believe that experiences grow intimacy, expression and commitment.
- We believe Jewish life is not who you are but what you are willing to do.
State of the Union:
At almost seven years old, The Kitchen has grown from a series of ideas and a few like-minded people into a robust community. We host 300 member households and hundreds of Kitchen-ites (non-member participants). We get together multiple times a week for learning, eating, praying, and service in locations across San Francisco. We are emerging a new and key partnership with GLIDE Memorial Church, a prominent social justice center in the Tenderloin and we are newly focused on building small communities and lateral connections amongst Kitchen-ites. We have always worked to provide Torah that is compelling and relevant in immersive, well designed experiences, and now want to bring that work more fully to our members and to a larger group of people.
What We Need to Succeed:
We are focused on keeping up with the increase in demand without sacrificing the quality of personal relationships. In order to do this we will broaden and deepen the staff and rabbinic support systems that root the Kitchen and grow lateral connections between Kitchen-ites
• Oversee setup of prayer and eating spaces, classrooms and any other pre-event preparation (sound, seating, supplies, etc.)
• Greet guests and vendors upon arrival
• Manage and/or conduct iPad check-in for visitors to The Kitchen
• Oversee setup of meals, meal service and cleanup
• Other, as assigned
• Event coordination, hospitality and/or restaurant experience a plus
• Knowledge of Jewish traditions and customs
• High school graduate
• Must be able to work Friday evenings and Saturday mornings
• Must have ability to lift up to 30 pounds, bend/stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, climb, stand, balance and reach above shoulders
Who You Are
• Friendly, high energy, and love interacting with people
• Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
• Love being a part of a community
• Detail orientated
• Enjoy working with food
• Have the ability to work independently and with a team
• Confident in making decisions to ensure successful event progression
Hours are typically 4:30 – 10:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and 8:00 am – 1:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Pay is $25/hr.
Please email a cover letter and resume to Interim Executive Director, Elie Lauter with subject "LAST NAME- Event Assistant."