Jewish Living Coordinator @ Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

Jewish Living Coordinator

Helen Keller said, “ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart .” Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH) is a nonprofit founded in 1982 that provides residential, daily living, and social supports to more than 200 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the DC area regardless of faith or creed. At the heart of JFGH are strong Jewish values and traditions.

We are seeking a creative, energetic, motivational, and organized individual to become our new Jewish Living Coordinator (JLC). The JLC position is a full-time exempt position. It will impart Jewish values and traditions throughout the organization by coordinating the observance of Jewish holidays and lifecycle events for JFGH residents and participants; creatively educating and engaging staff at all levels and at multiple locations about Jewish identity, rituals and traditions; and building and maintaining partnerships in the Jewish community.

Key Responsibilities:

- Manage all Jewish living standards and Jewish holidays and events for JFGH
- Raise the level of understanding of Jewish traditions and values through creative and innovative ways that educate and engage JFGH residents, participants, and staff
- Teach monthly Jewish Living orientation class for all new staff hires
- Provide ongoing training on Jewish traditions and refresher training, as needed, for staff at all levels
- Ensure compliance with Kashrut standards at JFGH homes
- Regularly visit JFGH homes in Montgomery County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA to engage with residents around Jewish traditions
- Staff JFGH’s volunteer Jewish Living Committee
- In partnership with JFGH’s Development and Communications Department, build and maintain partnerships throughout the Jewish community (e.g., coordinate with synagogues for holiday services, events, and other programs)


- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
- Strong knowledge of Jewish religion, holidays, and traditions
- Experience with staff training and engagement
- A minimum of three years experience in a similar role
- Ability to celebrate during some Jewish holidays
- Flexibility to work normal business hours, evenings, and weekends, as needed
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Strong commitment to and passion for supporting people with disabilities In addition to a friendly productive work environment

JFGH offers excellent benefits including health insurance, 403B retirement plan, mileage reimbursement, flexible hours, work cell phone, and federal credit union options

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Thank you for submitting your application to Jewish Foundation for Group Homes. Please use the link below and submit your application or email your resume to [email protected] and add subject line: Jewish Living Coordinator

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-26
  • Times this job has been viewed: 501 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Associate, Community Planning
  • Organization Type: Foundations, Other
Job Location
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
1500 E. Jefferson Street
Rockville , Maryland 20852


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