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Our Core Values

We value those who:

  • Demonstrate self initiative and drive
  • Constantly seek to develop their abilities
  • Set clear goals and can be counted on to consistently deliver results

We value those who:

  • Personify the spirit of service in their work, interactions with the client, and staff
  • Greet with a smile, listen intently, and follows up/solves problems quickly and creatively

We value those who:

  • Break down silos
  • Put self in other people’s shoes
  • Respectfully ask questions, doesn’t make assumptions
  • Seek input from those affected by a decision
  • See self as part of the JCC and not just of a department
  • Seek opportunities to participate in or lead cross-departmental initiatives

We value those who:

  • Frequently ask “what can we try that is new or different?”
  • Develop new or improved processes, products, or services and encourages others to do the same
  • Take reasonable and calculated risks
  • Make innovation a priority and as a result has made the JCC a better place to engage and/or work

Ways To Make A Difference

• LGBTQ Action Committee

• Culture & Engagement Committee

• Various volunteer opportunities throughout our programatic events


We’ve got you covered with programs, services and perks to help you live your best life. Comprehensive healthcare plans, generous time off, program discounts and retirement plans are just the start.


We provide a number of medical plan options offering comprehensive coverage for a variety of important services including: doctor’s visits, preventive care, hospitalization, inpatient and outpatient services, and more.


We offer two different dental plan options to cover you and your family.


Our vision plan provides coverage for eye exams and pays benefits toward the cost of glasses or contact lenses.

Time Off

JCC Chicago offers generous vacation, sick and holiday time off


JCC promotes wellness and empowers employees and their family members to create a healthier lifestyle by offering:

  • Annual health fairs; free flu shots and health risk assessments
  • Free staff memberships at our Bernard Weinger and Bernard Horwich JCC facilities
  • Monthly credit toward insurance costs for participating in our programs
Employee Discounts

Eligible employees receive the following discounts:

  • J-Fit family membership (Bernard Horwich & Bernard Weinger JCC’s)
  • Program registration fee waiver
  • Fee assistance consideration
  • Generous Program Discounts
Retirement Plans

Eligible employees will automatically be enrolled in one of JCC’s pension plans.  Employees become eligible after they have completed one year of service and worked 1000 hours. Employees can also enroll in a self funded 403(b) to save for retirement.


Short-term and long-term disability insurance is offered with a portion of the premium paid by the agency. Covered employees unable to work due to illness/injury are eligible for a percentage of their weekly earnings for portion of the time that they are unable to work.

Life Insurance

New employees are eligible for three different life insurance policies the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

  • $10,000 Basic Life Insurance (Paid 100% by JCC)
  • Two Times Salary (Paid by JCC and Employee)
  • Optional Life Insurance (Paid 100% by Employee)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Will Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Transit Benefits
  • Long Term Care
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Beyond Work Discounts Program
  • AAA Membership Discount

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

JCC Chicago provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, marital status, apparent or non-apparent disability, veteran’s status, or unfavorable discharge from military service in accordance with state and federal laws.

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