TOV - Tikkun Olam Volunteers

JUF Uptown Cafe


Uptown Cafe logoThe JUF Uptown Cafe is Chicago's first kosher anti-hunger program for the needy. In addition to providing hot meals in a restaurant-style setting, the JUF Uptown Cafe program brings dignity and hope to people in need. The JUF Uptown Cafe feeds Jews and non-Jews alike and is open three days a week for dinner and on Sundays for brunch.


909 West Wilson Avenue (between Hazel and Sheridan) in the Dina & Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center, Chicago. Parking information.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Uptown CafeVolunteers serve food and converse with guests at their tables. Volunteers are encouraged to enjoy a meal with guests, as many diners are socially isolated and in need of person-to-person contact. Volunteers ages 12 and over are welcome but, if under 16, must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Schedule

Volunteers are needed to serve dinner Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and for brunch on Sunday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information please call the TOV Hotline at (312) 357-4762. Inquire now.

Cafe Emergency List Volunteers

Join our emergency contact list to volunteer when we have last minute volunteer cancellations. Make sure you specify which days of the week you are available.