Events Coordinator and Administrative Assistant  

FULL-TIME POSITION 

Kitchen Mission: 
We help people live Jewishly in order to make meaning, change lives and invest in the world.

What Makes Us, Us (Values + Culture):

  1. We believe Torah is the heart of everything we do and it is our job to translate it into the here and now.

  2. We believe in experiments and seeking out new and even unconventional ways to do Jewish.

  3. We believe that experiences grow intimacy, expression and commitment.

  4. We believe Jewish life is not who you are but what you are willing to do.

State of the Union: 
At almost eight 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

JOB DESCRIPTION

Events Coordination: 

Attend Shabbat, holidays and other events:     

Oversee event logistics, including but not limited to:

  • Recruiting and overseeing volunteers and staff

  • Caterers 

  • Supplies 

  • Decor 

  • Venue point of contact

  • Set-up event space prior to each event based on programmatic vision 

Shabbat:

Coordinate and manage Shabbat dinner and lunch 

  • Create menus 

  • Work directly with caterer

  • Ensure all supplies are in place 

Set-up prayer space 

Coordinate with venue weekly to provide set-up needs 

Work with Bar/Bat Mitzvah families to coordinate Kiddush lunch

Other events coordination as needed.


Administrative Assistant 

  • Serve as Executive Assistant to Founding Rabbi 

  • Administrative Support for The Kitchen including COO

  • First point of contact for Kitchen inquiries

  • General office management: Supplies, printing, mailings, technology

  • Track inventory and ship purchase orders of retail items.

  • Work with Operations Director to manage data entry/report generation.

  • Ensure timely gift acknowledgement of all gifts to The Kitchen.

  • Assist with the administration and support of all Kitchen events, classes, retreats, Freedom School and holidays

 Preferred Qualities and Skills: 

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to interact in a flexible and compassionate way with a wide variety of people

  • Strong and consistent attention to details

  • Experienced in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, with an interest in learning to use other programs as needed 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, purpose-driven and fluid environment

  • Be a ubiquitous presence (as determined by the COO) at Shabbat, holidays and other events and act as a support for Holidays, Shabbat and other events

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

*Strong preference for individual with strong writing skills 

Please email a cover letter and resume to Chief Operating Officer Katie Quinn with subject "LAST NAME- Operations and Communications Associate."

Community Organizer and Peer Connector  

FULL-TIME POSITION 

Kitchen Mission: 
We help people live Jewishly in order to make meaning, change lives and invest in the world.

What Makes Us, Us (Values + Culture):

  1. We believe Torah is the heart of everything we do and it is our job to translate it into the here and now.

  2. We believe in experiments and seeking out new and even unconventional ways to do Jewish.

  3. We believe that experiences grow intimacy, expression and commitment.

  4. We believe Jewish life is not who you are but what you are willing to do.

State of the Union: 
At almost eight 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.

A large focus of our social justice work is through our partnership with GLIDE Memorial Church, a radically inclusive inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Community Organizer:

In the words of Bryan Stevenson, the four things that are needed to change society are to get proximate, or get closer to the issues we are trying to address and the people we are trying to empower; change the narratives that sustain unjust practices and policies; stay hopeful; and do uncomfortable things. This philosophy guides the social justice work of The Kitchen, including our partnership with Glide with has been doing this work for decades. To leverage and access this knowledge helps us to connect our population to the realities of poverty in San Francisco, while at the same time supporting Glide in their work. San Francisco is the tale of two cities in terms of economic disparity. Helping bridge the gap between “two cities” is something we can do that is local and effective, can lead to changing policies and relationships, and serve as a model for other cities.

  • Engage Kitchenites with GLIDE volunteerism

  • Build The Kitchen’s social justice portfolio and work directly with GLIDE’s center for Social Justice

  • Think through strategies and tactics to act on issues close to those in the Tenderloin, engage San Francisco Jews and Kitchen Members in meaningful and impactful justice work

  • Facilitate group meetings to provide opportunities for members to discuss 

  • Conduct regular outreach

  • One on one meetings to understand the scope of the needs in the Tenderloin

  • Create and support Social Justice programs for al ages as The Kitchen

  • Facilitate programs for Freedom City (The Kitchen’s teen program)

  • Work to build leaders who are taking the lead at organizing current offerings

  • Establish new projects between communities

  • Support the Organization and recruitment efforts for a trip of Kitchen and Glide members to Alabama, including a tour of the EJI Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass incarceration, in addition to tours of impacted communities, as well as a 5 part class to compliment this immersive experience.


Peer Connector:

In this capacity, you will help adults in their 20s and 30s who are uninvolved or mostly uninvolved in Jewish life to connect to Jewish opportunities, build lasting friendships, and develop a personally meaningful Jewish life.

  •  Meet young adults outside of mainstream Jewish settings

  • Listen and build individual relationships

  • Staff and support Kitchen 24/7 programming

  • Curate small groups and gatherings in intimate settings

  • Connect and guide people in finding Jewish paths and people in order to do the things that matter most to them, whether through The Kitchen and/or other organizations

  • Maintain a knowledge of the robust, diverse happenings for Jewish young people in the Bay Area

  • Participate in ongoing coaching, evaluation and the Community of Practice with the network of other connectors

  • Attend NextGen Professional Meetings convened by the Federation

  • Track your progress using our CRM database

  • Maintain a program budget to support these activities

  • Represent The Kitchen at community functions around the Bay Area

 Preferred Qualities and Skills: 

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to interact in a flexible and compassionate way with a wide variety of people

  • Strong and consistent attention to details

  • Experienced in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, with an interest in learning to use other programs as needed 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, purpose-driven and fluid environment

  • Be a ubiquitous presence (as determined by the COO) at Shabbat, holidays and other events and act as a support for Holidays, Shabbat and other events

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

*Strong preference for individual with strong writing skills 

Please email a cover letter and resume to Chief Operating Officer Katie Quinn with subject "LAST NAME- Operations and Communications Associate."


Freedom School Teacher

PART-TIME POSITION

The Kitchen is looking to hire compelling, relational teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Kitchen’s Freedom School is a family-based learning program that emphasizes the teaching of Torah, prayer and guiding students to bring justice to the world. We aim to create immersive educational experiences for our students and families, as well as to combine our learning with the greater Kitchen community. The Freedom School meets primarily on Shabbat, 2-3 sessions per month, in addition to Jewish holidays and Sundays of service.   

We are looking for inspired and inspiring teachers who:

  • create meaningful relationships with students

  • love teaching Torah, prayer and doing justice work

  • are exited to experiment with creative forms of Jewish education in a non-traditional setting

  • embody collaboration, flexibility, and commitment to success 

  • are eager to be a part of a spiritual, musical, and relationship-centered Jewish community

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

If this is you, please send an email, along with your resume, to Joel Abramovitz, at joel@thekitchensf.org


Young Family Jewish Song Leader

PART-TIME POSITION

The Kitchen is looking to hire compelling, relational early childhood Jewish music teacher/songleader.

Kitchen Playground is a community within The Kitchen, an independent Jewish spiritual community in San Francisco. We work to provide engaging, meaningful opportunities for families to do Jewish together. We are looking for inspired and inspiring early childhood educators to help design and run play-based, child-centric Shabbat experiences - through music, sensory exploration, art, food, stories and movement.

This is a part-time position for 2-3 Shabbats per month (Friday nights, Saturday mornings) and some Jewish holidays. There is room to grow in the role as well! We are looking for an experienced early childhood Jewish music teacher or songleader who:

  • Loves leading music with young children and families

  • Has experience teaching music or leading singing with young children

  • Created meaningful relationships with students

  • Has some Jewish or Hebrew content knowledge

  • Is eager to experiment with new songs and music, and integrate them into our existing traditions - someone who wants to help build a Jewish music program

  • Is excited to be part of a spiritual, musical, and relationship-centered Jewish community.

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

If this is you, please send an email, along with your resume, to Joel Abramovitz, at joel@thekitchensf.org